Resolving Ethical Dilemmas in Social Work Practice

ISBN-10: 0205290418
ISBN-13: 9780205290413
Edition: 1999
List price: $96.20
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Description: This text can be used as a main text for a social work ethics course, or as a supplement in introductory, practice, or practicum courses. It provides a unique integration of theory and practice, by presenting cases that evoke ethical dilemmas that  More...

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Book details

List price: $96.20
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/23/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 234
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.222
Language: English

This text can be used as a main text for a social work ethics course, or as a supplement in introductory, practice, or practicum courses. It provides a unique integration of theory and practice, by presenting cases that evoke ethical dilemmas that students are likely to encounter in their practice, and offering models for classifying value conflicts and making ethical decisions. The text incorporates the most up-to-date issues that students are likely to face in practice, including managed care, welfare reform, assisted suicide, child abuse and adoption, domestic violence, determining the capacity of the elderly, confidentiality in a high-tech age, lay-professional relationships, and conflicts between personal and professional values. This how-to approach provides a way of thinking about values and ethics that permits the student or practitioner to make his or her own decisions, based on rational decision-making models. The author has provided numerous cases and a number of tables that encapsulate the ethical conflicts among the parties to help students visualize and understand the issues and processes involved in resolving ethical dilemmas.

Cases
Tables
Preface
Acknowledgments
Values
The Nature and Function of Values
Definition
Values and Knowledge
Functions of Values
Classification of Values
Professional Values versus Client Values
Values Classification
Illustrative Cases and Analysis
Personal Values versus Professional Values
What to Do with Personal Values? Strategies for Conflict Resolution
Ethics
4.Ethics in Social Work
A Time Line of Social Work's Code of Ethics
Definition
Ethics and Morals
General Ethics versus Professional Ethics
A Model of Ethical Decision Making
The Tyranny of Principles
Sources of Professional Ethics
Social Work Ethics
Confidentiality
Confidentiality
Privileged Communication
Informed Consent
Domestic Violence
Patterns and Scope of the Problem
Public Policy Development
Professional Values
Child Welfare
Child Abuse and Neglect
Adoption
Welfare Reform
The Scope of Welfare
Provisions of the Personal Responsibility and Work
Opportunity Act
Moral Perspectives
The Political Right on the Morality of Welfare Recipients
The Ideology and Values of the Social Work Community
Moral Dilemmas
Managed Care
Characteristics and Functions of Managed Care
Ethical Dilemmas in Managed Behavioral Health Care
Lay-Professional Relationships
Circumventing the Waiting List
Fund-Raising
Autonomy and Paternalism
11.Autonomy versus Paternalism
The Principle of Respect for Autonomy
Autonomy as Self-Determination
The Principle of Benefience
Paternalism
Decision-Making Capacity
Community as a Counterprinciple
Autonomy and Paternalism in Social Work Practice
Refusal of Services
Illustrative Cases and Analysis
Assisted Suicide
The Philosopher's Brief
Religious Perspectives
The Supreme Court Decision
Medical Practice
The Social Work Approach
Spirituality, Ethics and Social Work in Long-Term Care
Determining Capacity
Refusal of Nutrition and Hydration
Spirituality and Religion
Case Study for Panel Discussion
Questions for the Panel
The Protestant Perspective
The Catholic Perspective
The Muslim Perspective
The Jewish Perspective
The Hindu Perspective
The Social Work Perspective
Epilogue: Social Work Ethics in Practice
Values in Conflict
Ethical Decision-Making
Ethics in Practice
The Ethics of Ambiguity
Ethics and Character
References
Author Index
Subject Index

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