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.
Frederic G. Reamer is a professor in the School of Social Work at Rhode Island College. He is the author of Social Work Values and Ethics, Social Work Malpractice and Liability, The Philosophical Foundations of Social Work, and Ethical Dilemmas in Social Service; co-author of Rehabilitating Juvenile Justice; and editor of AIDS and Ethics and The Foundations of Social Work Knowledge,. He is also the author of the recently published Ethical Standards in Social Work: Commentary on the NASW Code of Ethics.
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.