Ethical Standards in Social Work

Ethical Standards in Social Work

A Review of the NASW Code of Ethics

By: Frederic G. Reamer

Publication date: 2018
ISBN: 978-0-87101-531-0
Categories: Practice & Policy

The third edition of Ethical Standards in Social Work offers the social work profession the only in-depth analysis of the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers. The code provides social workers with a comprehensive summary and analysis of ethical standards in the profession and an explicit statement of the profession’s principal mission and core values. This revised edition includes extensive discussion of new and revised ethics standards, especially pertaining to social workers’ use of digital and other technology to deliver services, communicate with clients, manage and store information, and provide information to the public. The appendix includes challenging ethics cases. This practical guide is designed to help social workers make sound ethical decisions and minimize the risk of professional malpractice and disciplinary action.

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The third edition of Ethical Standards in Social Work offers the social work profession the only in-depth analysis of the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers. The code provides social workers with a comprehensive summary and analysis of ethical standards in the profession and an explicit statement of the profession’s principal mission and core values. This revised edition includes extensive discussion of new and revised ethics standards, especially pertaining to social workers’ use of digital and other technology to deliver services, communicate with clients, manage and store information, and provide information to the public. The appendix includes challenging ethics cases. This practical guide is designed to help social workers make sound ethical decisions and minimize the risk of professional malpractice and disciplinary action.

Special features:

·       Essential ethics content that is a required element in social work education programs
·       Extensive application of the <ital>NASW Code of Ethics<ital> to case examples
·       Evolution of ethical issues in the social work profession
·       Relevant curriculum content in the areas of clinical practice; social policy; social work administration; community practice; research and evaluation; and cultural, ethnic, and social diversity
·       Cutting-edge content on ethical challenges associated with social workers’ use of digital and other technology

Pages: 336
Language: English
Publisher: NASW Press
Edition: 3rd
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