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Ethics, values and social work practice

Author: Linda Bell; Trish Hafford-Letchfield
Publisher: Maidenhead : Open University Press, 2015.
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A framework of ethics and values forms the foundation of social workers' professional identities. Ethics and values should shape the way that social workers practice and how they impact upon the lives of the service users they work to support. In a fast-moving world influenced by shifting policy, tight budgets and changing practice standards, students and practitioners need to anchor their understanding of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Bell; Trish Hafford-Letchfield
ISBN: 9780335245291 0335245293 0335245307 9780335245307
OCLC Number: 904527779
Notes: It is fundamental that social work students and practitioners have a sound grasp of ethics and values, and an understanding of how they relate to social work practice. This book offers a perspective on ethics and values in the context of everyday social work practice, and provides an accessible route into the key theories.
Description: x, 148 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part one --
Linking ethics and values to professional identity, inclusive and reflective practice Situating ethics and values in social work practice Applied ethics and social work Education and learning for ethical practice: Situating ethics and values within the social work continuum Ethics, values and social work identity/ies Ethics, values and reflective practice Part two --
Themes for social work practice: 'Power', 'Social justice', 'Partnership', 'Diversity and difference' and 'Relationship-based practice' Power Partnership working, ethics and social work practice Diversity and Difference Relationship Based Practice Social Justice Afterword: Reflecting on ethics and values: Continuing the journey Index
Responsibility: edited by Linda Bell and Trish Hafford-Letchfield.


This book fills a gap in the market for a book that takes a very practical and applied approach to the subject of ethics and values in social work.  Read more...
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