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Reflections on values and ethics in social work practice

McCormick, Mick and Fraser, Sandy (2011). Reflections on values and ethics in social work practice. In: Seden, Janet; Matthews, Sarah; McCormick, Michael and Morgan, Alun eds. Professional Development in Social Work: Complex Issues in Practice. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 24–29.

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In this chapter we suggest that social workers' concern with values may be at the expense of exploring what is morally or ethically acceptable. Our discussion explores why this may be and and considers how social workers might find the space to examine their actions.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2011 Janet Seden, Sarah Matthews, Mick McCormick and Alun Morgan, 2011 The Authors
ISBN: 0-415-55336-9, 978-0-415-55336-0
Keywords: ethics; values; social work; ethical practice; discursive space
Academic Unit/Department: Health and Social Care > Social Work
Health and Social Care
Item ID: 28374
Depositing User: Michael McCormick
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2011 10:33
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2016 10:07
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