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Social Work Ethics Audit : A Risk Management Tool

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ISBN-10: 0871013282

ISBN-13: 9780871013286

Edition: 1st 2001

Authors: Frederic G. Reamer

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This book provides social workers, administrators, supervisors and educators with an easy-to-use tool to assess ethics-related policies, practices, and procedures. Based on the latest knowledge concerning professional ethics and risk management, the audit package begins with an overview of key ethical issues and concludes with the practical, concrete steps that social workers can take to address ethical issues in their practice settings. The step-by-step instructions facilitate social workers' comprehensive assessments. The computer disk provides users with easy access to the Audit Instrument and the template for their action plan.
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Book details

List price: $42.99
Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: National Association of Social Workers/N A S W Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 80
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

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,(all published by Columbia). He is also the author of the recently published Ethical Standards in Social Work: Commentary on the NASW Code of Ethics.

About the Authorp. v
For the Readerp. vii
A Cautionary Notep. viii
Why Conduct an Ethics Audit?p. 3
What Is Contained in an Ethics Audit?p. 5
Ethical Risksp. 5
Client Rightsp. 6
Confidentiality and Privacyp. 7
Informed Consentp. 19
Service Deliveryp. 20
Boundary Issues and Conflicts of Interestp. 21
Documentationp. 25
Defamation of Characterp. 26
Client Recordsp. 27
Supervisionp. 27
Staff Development and Trainingp. 29
Consultationp. 29
Client Referralp. 29
Fraudp. 30
Termination of Services and Client Abandonmentp. 30
Practitioner Impairmentp. 32
Evaluation and Researchp. 33
Ethical Decision Makingp. 33
How Do I Conduct an Ethics Audit?p. 37
Steps in an Ethics Auditp. 37
Case Illustrationp. 39
Conclusionp. 41
Audit Instrument
Instructionsp. 44
Ethical Risksp. 45
Client Rightsp. 45
Confidentiality and Privacyp. 46
Informed Consentp. 49
Service Deliveryp. 50
Boundary Issues and Conflicts of Interestp. 52
Documentationp. 54
Defamation of Characterp. 56
Client Recordsp. 57
Supervisionp. 58
Staff Development and Trainingp. 60
Consultationp. 62
Client Referralp. 63
Fraudp. 64
Termination of Services and Client Abandonmentp. 65
Practitioner Impairmentp. 66
Evaluation and Researchp. 67
Ethical Decision Makingp. 69
Action Planp. 70
Referencesp. 71
Indexp. 76
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