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Values and Ethics in Social Work Practice

Values and Ethics in Social Work Practice

Second Edition

192 pages | Learning Matters
It is vital that social workers have a deep and critical understanding of the social work value-base, and are able to analyse and apply values and ethics to their everyday practice. This fully-revised edition of one of our best-selling titles identifies current issues in social work and then applies an ethical dimension. These issues are then investigated further within an anti-discriminatory framework and against the background of the code of practice for social care workers and employers. Traditional value perspectives are clearly explained and current developments in virtue theory and the ethics of care for social work are also introduced.
Preparing for Social Work
Anti-Oppressive Practice
Principles and Consequences
Being Accountable
Managing Risk
Advocacy and Social Work Organisations
The Ethics of Partnership Working
Ethics in Social Work Organisations

"Excellent text - ties principles to the national standards well. Easy to use and invaluable." - Lecturer, Liverpool Hope University

Excellent book with lots of case studies and useful diagrams for students. Very well presented with all the appropriate knowledge for those entering the profession.

Mr John Buckley
HE Health and Social Care, Carshalton College
February 5, 2014

Parrott, as always, has produced a text which is readable, relevant and interesting. This is a recommended text for the BA (Hons) Social Work degree.

Ms Stephanie Jones
Faculty of Health and Sciences, Staffordshire University
January 27, 2014

This is a very useful text for social work students.
It covers key areas in the subject for the social work degree and I find the exercises provide thought provoking case scenarios for students and practitioners.
I thought it provided a really useful context for social work values and anti-oppressive practice and will be recommending this text to my students for their social work degree study.

Mrs Rhian Taylor
Social Work (Milton Keynes), The Open University
January 25, 2013

The chapter on anti-oppressive practice is the one in particular that I have recommended for supplemental reading. On the whole a well wrriten book which will have appeal for Stage 1 students

Dr Selwyn Stanley
Social Work, University of Plymouth
December 14, 2012

Have recommeded to students undertaking Ethical Dilemmas & Decision Making, and, from feedback, theyare using it for their assignment. Very accessible to those who have not approach the subject within an academic context before.

Mr Rohan Burke
Faculty of Health and Social Care (Southwark), London South Bank University
November 21, 2012

This is a very clear introduction to ethics and values for all social work students. I strongly recommend this book as a starting point for considering moral philosophy in social work practice.

Lesley Deacon
Social Work, Sunderland University
November 21, 2012

fabulous text easily accessible for students will be reommeding this as one for the student reading list next semester

Ms Gerri Capper
Access to Higher Education, Warrington Collegiate Institute
June 29, 2012

Lester Parrott

Lester Parrott is Senior Lecturer in Social Work at Keele University where he teaches and publishes in the area of social policy and social work. He is the author of "Social Work and Social Care", a textbook on the relevance and relationship of social policy to social workers. More About Author