Ethical Practice in Social Work

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"Ethical Practice in Social Work" provides social work students and practitioners with the tools to develop ethical decision-making and problem-solving skills for the changing world of welfare practice. Through case studies in each chapter, the authors demonstrate how social work principles and values can be used to transform practice into an active, effective, inclusive and empowering process for both professionals and their clients. Exercises and discussion questions assist students in developing their ethical understanding. They discuss the ethical principles social workers have traditionally adhered to, the nature of the 'good social worker' in the contemporary context, professionalism, and the role ethics can play in relationships with clients and organisations.

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Wendy Bowles and Michael Collingridge are both Senior Lecturers and Bruce Valentine is a Lecturer, all in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Charles Sturt University. Michael Collingridge is also Senior Research Fellow and Steven Curry is Research Fellow at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the University of Melbourne. Wendy Bowles is co-author with Margaret Alston of Research for Social Workers 2nd edition (A&U/Routledge 2002)

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