The Helping Professional's Guide to Ethics: A New Perspective by Valerie BryanThe Helping Professional's Guide to Ethics: A New Perspective by Valerie Bryan

The Helping Professional's Guide to Ethics: A New Perspective

byValerie Bryan, Scott Sanders, Laura Kaplan

Paperback | June 15, 2015

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This book develops a comprehensive framework for ethics in the helping professions based on bioethicist Bernard Gert's theory of common morality. The prevailing model of ethics education is built upon adherence to codes of ethics applied largely through the use of decision-making trees. Whilea firm understanding of a professions code of ethics and all relevant laws is essential to responsible practice, this approach to teaching ethics excludes the opportunity for students to acquire a holistic, and grounded understanding of moral action. The framework proposed in this text moves beyond codes of ethics, and allows students to develop a cohesive sense of ethical reasoning that both validates their moral intuition and challenges moral assumptions. The theory of a common morality uses a systematic, step-by-step approach that readers andpractitioners can apply to all questions of moral action and behavior. While there is no such thing as a single right answer to any ethical question, by following this approach practitioners can confidently eliminate the bad decisions, allowing them to feel more secure in their decision andpractice.
Valerie Bryan (MSW, PhD, University of Kentucky) is associate professor and BSW program director at the University of South Alabama. While teaching across the generalist practice curriculum, her scholarly areas of interest include applied ethics, juvenile justice, child welfare, and health disparities. Scott Sanders (PhD, University o...
Title:The Helping Professional's Guide to Ethics: A New PerspectiveFormat:PaperbackDimensions:180 pages, 8.9 × 5.98 × 0.31 inPublished:June 15, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190615907

ISBN - 13:9780190615901

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