From the Front Lines: Student Cases in Social Work Ethics

From the Front Lines: Student Cases in Social Work Ethics, 4th edition

  • Juliet C. Rothman

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Overview

From the Front Lines will help you develop a sound, practical method for decision making within the context of social work practice. You'll explore cases that address ethical dilemmas and learn to apply rationale for each part of the decision-making process as you acquire the tools to address cases professionally.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2014

ISBN-13: 9780137558681

Subject: Social Work & Human Services

Category: Ethics for Helping Professionals

Table of contents

In this Section:
Brief Table of Contents
Full Table of Contents

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

PART ONE

  1. FRAMING THE ETHICAL PROBLEM
  2. THEORETICAL CONCEPTS AND ETHICAL PRINCIPLES
  3. USING THE CODE OF ETHICS OF THE NATIONALASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS
  4. EXPLORING VALUE SYSTEMS
  5. CONSIDERING OPTIONS AND RESOLVING THE DILEMMA

PART TWO

  1. NASW ETHICAL STANDARD ONE
  2. NASW ETHICAL STANDARD TWO
  3. NASW ETHICAL STANDARD THREE
  4. NASW ETHICAL STANDARD FOUR
  5. NASW ETHICAL STANDARD FIVE
  6. NASW ETHICAL STANDARD SIX

FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS:

PART ONE

1. FRAMING THE ETHICAL PROBLEM
Defining the Ethical Problem
Gathering Information

2. THEORETICAL CONCEPTS AND ETHICAL PRINCIPLES
Theoretical Concepts
From Theories to Principles
Selecting an Appropriate Theory

3. USING THE CODE OF ETHICS OF THE NATIONALASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS
Code Structure and Content
Legal Codes and Ethical Codes
Laws, Malpractice, and the NASW Code of Ethics
Laws and Personal Ethical Standards
Using the Code to Inform Legal/Ethical Decisions

4. EXPLORING VALUE SYSTEMS
Real and Ideal Values
Value Terminology
VALUE SYSTEMS
Developing a Values Hierarchy

5. CONSIDERING OPTIONS AND RESOLVING THE DILEMMA
Defining Options
Selecting A Resolution

PART TWO

6. NASW ETHICAL STANDARD ONE
SOCIAL WORKERS' ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITIES TO CLIENTS
Provisions of Code
The Cases
Case Study A: Protecting The Best Interests Of a Minor/Elena B. Glekas, MSW
Case Study B: When "Best Interests of Client" Harms a Third Party/ Karen Altenberg Libman, MSW, MBA
Case Study C: When Living Feels Like Dying: Ethical Decision making with a Depressed Dialysis Patient/Mary Kardauskas, SHCJ, MSW
Case Study D: Reading the Future: When "Best Interest" Must Last 20 Years/ Amy Craig-Van Grack, MSW
Case Study E: In the Client's Interest: Self-Determination and Mental Disability/Jose Carlos Vera, MSW
Case Study F: Determining an Acceptable Risk for a Vulnerable Client: Where Protection Impacts Self-Determination /Mira Underwood, MSW
Case Study G: Permanency Placement for Very Young Children: What Happens To Family Preservation?/Amone Bounkhoun, MSW

7. NASW ETHICAL STANDARD TWO
Social Workers' Ethical Responsibilities to Colleagues
Provisions of Code
The Cases
Casey Study H : Interpreting for Limited English Proficiency Clients: Is "Some"
Really Enough?/ Sarah Thibault, MSW
Case Study I: Staff Safety and Patien Care: What is the Social Worker's Role?/ Natalie Aragon, MSW
Case Study J: COLLEAGUE MISCONDUCT: IF NOTHING HARMFUL REALLY HAPPENED, DO I STILL HAVE TO REPORT?/Rosa Lutrario, MSW

8. NASW ETHICAL STANDARD THREE
Social Workers' Ethical Responsibilities to Practice Settings
Provisions of the Code
The Cases
Case Study K: .Can Limitation of Informed Consent by an Agency Ever Be Justified?/Diane Inselberg Spirer, MSW
Case Study L: .Meeting the Needs of Immigrants: Must Acculturation be A Condition of Agency Service / Thomas W. Gray, PhD., MSW
Case Study M: .An Employee Assistance Counselor's Dilemma/ Mel Hall-Crawford, MSW
Case Study N: Group Therapy: Client Needs and Fiscal Viability/Thomas C. Bertone, MSW CSC
Case Study O: Supporting "Best Interest" in a Host Setting/ Kylie Pedersen, MSW

9. NASW ETHICAL STANDARD FOUR
Social Workers' Ethical Responsibilities as Professionals
Provisions of Code
The Cases
Case Study P: When a Client Threatens Suicide: Client Autonomy and Professional Obligation/Gigi Stowe, MSW
Case Study Q: Fidelity to a Client Unable to Communicate/ Marian D. Kaufman, MSW
Case Study R: Keeping Client Secrets: Where Does Professional Responsibility Lie?/Catherine Turnbull, MSW

10. NASW ETHICAL STANDARD FIVE
Social Workers' Ethical Responsibilities to the Social Work Profession
Provisions of Code
The Cases
Case Study S: "My Clients Are in a Hurry!": Professional Integrity versus Client Self-Determination/ Shereen Rubenstein, MSW
Case Study T: Rape: When Professional Values Place Vulnerable Clients at Risk/ EILEEN DOMBO, MSW
Case Study U: DISCHARGE HER TO A HOSPICE NOW!"--A Conflict of Professional Loyalties/ Josephine Bulkley, J.D., MSW

11. NASW ETHICAL STANDARD SIX
Social Workers' Ethical Responsibilities to the Broader Society
Provisions of Code
The Cases
Case Study V: A Journey to Moral Action: Balancing Personal, Professional, and Legal Obligations/Penelope Nabakov, MSW
Case Study W: Dealing Drugs: Can Confidentiality Ever Be Justified?/Julie B. Goodale, MSW
Case Study X: Outpatient Commitment: Must Mental Disability Preclude Civil Liberty?/ Kimberly Platt, MSW
Case Study Y : Hoarding: Drawing the Line Between Personal and Public Rights/ Kari Kientzy, MSW
Case Study Z : Permanency Planning for Young Children: Are Brief Time Frames Always in the Child's Best Interests? /Maria Melendez, MSW
Case Study AA : Preparing a Child for Death: Medical and Religious Considerations/ Colette Hottinger, MSW

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