This book offers a stimulating range of ethical theories and thought-provoking cases. Robert Johns writes with clarity and careful attention to what it all means in practice, for real social workers doing the real job. It will stretch and support readers to reflect thoughtfully and practically about their work and its wider contexts.
Robert Johns’ Ethics and Law for Social Workers provides a critical and accessible approach to the legal knowledge and analytical skills needed by social workers. With critical thinking exercises, case studies and contemporary case material, it offers an excellent introduction to ethical theory and key underpinning concepts such as social justice, accountability and professionalism. Social work students will find it an invaluable study aid, and social workers a good way of revisiting the legal and ethical basis for practice.
This book is a very welcome addition to the literature on law, ethics and social work. The author places the spotlight confidently on the essential legal and moral dilemmas of professional practice, making these complex matters highly accessible and bringing remarkable clarity of vision to the intricacies of professional decision-making. His analysis will be much valued by students and practitioners alike.
The strength of this book., ultimately, lies in helping social workers understand the relationship between law, ethics, and social justice. It is a valuable addition to the literature, and one that I have recommended to the students I teach. It could also be of benefit to law students and lawyers working in areas of social justice, such as Family Law.
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.
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