This agenda setting text explores a broad range of value perspectives and their impact on and contribution to social work thinking on ethics. Including new perspectives, such as Islam, and drawing on international contributors, this is essential reading for all social work students studying ethics and values.
MEL GRAY is Professor of Social Work and Research Professor in the Research Institute of Advanced Study for Humanity at the University of Newcastle, Australia. She is Joint Editor of Australian Social Work and is on the editorial boards for several international journals. Her interests range from creativity, morality, spirituality and theory and philosophy in social work to experiential social work education. STEPHEN A. WEBB is Professor of Human Sciences and Director of the Research Institute of Advanced Study for Humanity at the University of Newcastle, Australia. His previous publications include Thinking about Social Work, co-edited with Mel Gray, and Social Work in a Risk Society (Palgrave).
Introduction: Ethics and Value Perspectives in Social Work; M.Gray& S.A.Webb.- PART I: PROFESSIONAL PERSPECTIVES.- Codes of Ethics; E.Congress.- Codes of Conduct; P.Webster.- Ethical Decision Making; D.McAuliffe.- Ethical Dilemmas in Practice; S.Borrmann.- Faith-based Practice; P.Gilligan.- PART II: MORAL PERSPECTIVES.- Ethic of Care; B.Featherstone.- Ethic of Responsibility; S.Tascon.- Discourse Ethics; S.Houston.- Virtue Ethics; S.A.Webb.- Postmodern Ethics; M.Gray.- PART III: SOCIAL PERSPECTIVES.- Anti-Racist Practice; H.Soydan.- Human Rights and Social Justice; J.Ife.- Anti-Oppressive Practice; L.Dominelli.- Citizenship and Participation; A.Matthies.- PART IV: SPIRITUAL PERSPECTIVES.- Islam and Ethics; T.Lovat.- Christianity and Ethics; R.Whiting.- New Age Ethics; D.Houtman& S.Aupers.- Conclusion: Practising Values in Social Work; M.Gray& S.A.Webb.