Without hesitation, I have recommended previous editions of this text to undergraduate students on the social work course. It is a highly readable and accessible text, focusing upon core concepts that should be intrinsic to every social work practitioner. All authors are candid and reflect well on their professional experiences as well as giving a good overview on topics such as the development of values and power. I also really valued the chapters examining philosophy and religious beliefs; the latter, in particular, is often missing from texts on values and ethics and yet remains core
Values and ethics in Social Work’ is an essential source for student social workers. Its clarity and accessibility make it an invaluable learning source.
This is an accessible and well-structured read. Whilst having 'social work' in the title, this book is aimed at a broad audience of social policy, social science, social care as well as social work students and practitioners. It is an up-to-date book, encouraging reflection and analysis, for students and practitioners .
My colleague used this text to underpin her course Values Ethics and Diversity in the F2F BA 1 Social Work module, which I have been converting to blended learning for the Social Work Apprenticeship Degree. The text is packed with 'everyday' examples of the kinds of issues which could (and do) influence poor decision making, even if they are subliminal. The book supports the student to gain a wide ranging knowledge and and understanding of values and ethics in theory and practice.
A clear, succinct book that will support students in all areas of social care.
Excellent and easy to follow the text in this book. The building on examples that have been introduced in easy to understand discussions is workwhile for students to learn about the aspects which they will encounter in their own experience building.
This is essential reading for every social work student. It is detailed, readable and thought provoking and I recommend this text above all others.