Ethics and Law for Social Workers
Using an applied, practice-based and refreshingly 'real' approach, this text bridges the gap between law and ethics. Each chapter opens with a case study which considers ethical dilemmas in real life practice. Chapters have been designed to help students strengthen their critical reflection skills, encouraging consideration of the legal and ethical dimensions of social work generally and in personal practice. Topics such as care proceedings, adoption, community care, youth justice, mental capacity and accountability explore how understanding and application are equally important.
A most useful insight into the application of ethics and values concerning the law in social work.
This is an essential text describing the professional dilemmas in complex social work cases enhancing practical critical thinking skills with underpinning theories ethics and social justice
This is an excellent book to enable students to explore the ethical dilemmas associated with the law in social work.
This is an excellent book for MA and BSc students on the social work course. It provides a clear and nuanced reading of the ethical tensions in social work practice whilst offering practical insights for students and practitioners alike.
I will be recommending it to every cohort next year!
Excellent information for those intending to enter the world of Social Work.
The chapter on mental capacity decision-making is very useful for the student Best Interests Assessor's on my module. It links the law in this area to ethical theory and the implications for their professional practice. Timely and pertinent.
Whilst students need to understand the relevant legal frameworks for social work practice, this text supports them to explore the important relationship between law and practice, in the context of the range of not uncommon practice dilemmas. It is highly recommended to students completing the Rights, Justice and Equality Module.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Introduction - But I Want to Be a Social Worker, Not a philosopher!