Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series: Ethical Decisions for Social Work Practice

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Cengage Learning, Jul 24, 2012 - Social Science - 336 pages
Part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, this ninth edition integrates the core competencies and practice behaviors outlined in the 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).This classic text helps students recognize ethical issues and dilemmas, reason carefully about ethical issues, clarify their ethical aspirations at the level demanded by the profession, and achieve a more ethical stance in their practice. It places ethical decision making within the context of professional ethics and provides useful guidelines, including two ethical screens to help social work practitioners identify priorities among competing ethical obligations. Developed specifically for social workers, it features numerous case-like exemplars based on real-world practice, drawn from a variety of social work settings. This comprehensive and uniquely focused text is equally effective as a core resource for social work ethics courses, or as a valuable supplement within introductory, practice, or practicum courses.
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Contents

Introduction To Ethical Decision Making
1
Ethical Dilemmas In Professional Practice
89
Additional Exemplars
278
Glossary
293

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About the author (2012)

Ralph Dolgoff is a professor and has served as dean of the University of Maryland School of Social Work, as associate dean and acting dean at Adelphi University, and as senior program specialist at the CSWE. He is co-author of UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL WELFARE: A SEARCH FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE, Seventh Edition (Allyn & Bacon, 2007), and is author of AN INTRODUCTION TO SUPERVISORY PRACTICE IN HUMAN SERVICES (Pearson, 2005).

Donna Harrington is professor and doctoral program director at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. Her research focuses on child welfare and child maltreatment.

Frank M. Loewenberg is professor emeritus and former director of the School of Social Work of Bar-Ilan University. He is the author of FROM CHARITY TO SOCIAL JUSTICE (Transaction Books, 2001) and recently edited FIFTY YEARS OF SOCIAL WORK IN ISRAEL: MEETING THE CHALLENGES OF A CHANGING SOCIETY (Jerusalem Magnes Press, 1998). He was a contributor to the INTERNATIONAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SOCIAL POLICY (Routledge, 2004).

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