Ethics and values, the cornerstone of good social work practice, are vital in upholding the dignity of service users. Written by a group of global experts, this book addresses questions such as, 'How can the ethical demands of the values of human rights, social justice and professional integrity be understood for contemporary social work practice?'
Richard Hugman is Professor of Social Work at the University of New South Wales, Australia. Jan Carter is Adjunct Professor in Social Work at La Trobe University, Australia.
1. Social Work Ethics and Values in Turbulent Times.- 2. Human Rights and Ethics Elizabeth Reichert, US/Germany.- 3. Social Justice Michael Reisch, US.- 4. Professional Integrity Sarah Banks, UK.- 5. Power and Authority in Social Work Practice - Richard Hugman, Australia.- 6. The Political Ethics of Care and Feminist Posthuman Ethics Vivienne Bozalek, South Africa.- 7. The Political is Personal - Dorothee Holscher, South Africa.- 8. Shifting from a Rights-based Social Work to a Responsibility-based Social Work Kam-Shing Yip, Hong Kong.- 9. Ethics and Settler Societies Hilary Weaver, USA.- 10. A Critical Analysis of Social and Environmental Justice Fred Besthorn, Terry L. Koenig, Richard Span and Sherry L. Warren, USA.- 11. Social Work Ethics in Community Practice - Sarah Todd, Canada.- 12. Ethics in Organizations Mark Hughes, Australia.- 13. Postmodern Ethics for Practice Sacha Kendall, Australia.- 14. Conclusion