Through provocative case studies, Ethical Dilemmas in Social Service introduces social work professionals to a wide range of complex and controversial concerns in ethical theory and practice. Reamer illuminates the ethical concerns involved in working with individuals and families and the design and implementation of social welfare programs and policies. This new edition includes a guide to ethical decisions and a discussion of recent legal precedents regarding confidentiality. Also new are an investigation of the use of peer ethics committees and an examination of the particular ethical concerns of social workers in private practice.
"Not only meets an important need but provides substantive and scholarly material of considerable quality that should contribute to the developing efforts to deal with the complex ethical dilemmas surfacing in our practice situations." -- "Social Service Review"
The nature of ethics; fundamental ethical issues in social work; ethical dilemmas in service to individuals and families; ethical dilemmas in social planning and policy; ethical dilemmas in relationships among practitioners; enduring issues.
For Ages: 22+ years old
Number Of Pages: 262
Published: 4th November 1993
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.61 x 14.99
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised