This thoroughly revised edition of a modern social work classic textbook from a leading international author, offers a clear and systematic account of professional ethics in relation to social work practice, framed within a global context, and combines a sound grasp of theoretical issues with a sharp focus on the latest policy and practice.
Ethics and Values in Social Work successfully synthesises the complex ideas and concepts that characterise social work's value base. Written with Banks' trademark accessibility and theoretical rigour, this book will continue to be an invaluable resource for all students, educators and practitioners of social work.
Sarah Banks is Professor in the School of Applied Social Sciences and Co-Director of the Centre for Social Justice and Community Action at Durham University, UK. A qualified social worker, she is author of Ethics in Professional Life and Ethics, Accountability and the Social Professions and editor of Practising Social Work Ethics Around the World: Cases and Commentaries.
Preface.- Introduction.- Ethical Issues in Social Work.- Principle-based Approaches to Social Work Ethics.- Character and Relationship-based Approaches to Social Work Ethics.- Professionalism and Codes of Ethics.- Service Users' Rights: Clienthood, Citizenship, Consumerism and Activism.- Social Workers' Responsibilities: Policies, Procedures and Managerialism.- Ethical Problems and Dilemmas in Practice