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Welcome to your Values, Ethics and Dilemmas in Social Work Practice reading list! Here you will find the resources to support you throughout your module.
Values and Ethics in Social Work by An awareness of one's own ethical assumptions and how these inform everyday practice is crucial for all student social workers. Social workers who genuinely wish to do the right thing by their services users have no alternative but to constantly think and rethink the principles and assumptions that inform their actions, and this book supports them on their journey. This Third Edition is set out in two parts: Part I deals with broad ideas about values and ethics in general, looking at philosophy, religion and politics, as well as the duty of realism. Part II takes the discussion further, looking at how these general principles are relevant to everyday practice, with chapters on the use and misuse of power, the idea of self-determination, and the challenges of working with people whose experience and outlook are different to one's own.
Call Number: 174.9362 BEC
Publication Date: 2017
Religion, Belief and Social Work by This book examines how religion and related beliefs have varied impacts on the needs and perceptions of practitioners, service users, and the support networks available to them. The authors argue that social workers need to understand these phenomena, so that they can become more confident in challenging discriminatory and oppressive practices. The centrality of religion and associated beliefs in the lives of many is emphasised, as are their potentially liberating (and potentially negative) impacts. In line with the "Social Work in Practice" series style, the book allows readers to explore issues in depth. It focuses on knowledge transmission, and the encouragement of critical reflection on practice. Each chapter is built around 'real-life' case scenarios using a problem-based learning approach. This book is the first to deal with social work and religion so comprehensively and will therefore be essential reading not only for social work students, but also for practitioners in a range of areas, social work academics and researchers in the UK and beyond.
Call Number: 361.32 FUR
Publication Date: 2010
Black Issues in Social Work and Social Care by Over several decades, anti-oppressive practice and anti-discriminatory perspectives have become an integral part of social work. Responding to an urgent need for an up-to-date text that addresses recent developments, this book charts the impact of social changes and new literature shaping social work theory and practice with black and minority individuals, families and communities. It builds upon popular texts addressing anti-discriminatory frameworks but focuses specifically upon black perspectives in social work, taking into account current issues and concerns.Written specifically for a US and UK market, the book provides an excellent introductory text to social work with black and minority ethnic communities for students, lecturers, practice teachers/assessors who are engaged in examining anti-discriminatory practice frameworks and black perspectives in academic settings and practice learning. It will support curriculum-based learning through its focus on anti-discriminatory practice in a climate that appears less sympathetic to the multicultural nature of British society.
Call Number: 362.8496 GRA
Publication Date: 2007
Values and Ethics in Social Work Practice by Applying values and ethics to social work practice is taught widely across the qualifying degree programme, on both Masters and BA courses. This book is a clear introduction to this subject and will help students develop their understanding by showing social work students how ethics can have positive impacts on the lives of vulnerable people. There are chapters on how social workers can make good ethical and value-based decisions when working with risk, and how the role of the social worker as professional can impact on service users. Above all the book is a timely and clear introduction to the subject, with an emphasis on advocacy and empowerment and how the beginning social worker can start to apply these concepts.
Call Number: 361.32 PAR
Publication Date: 2014
Antidiscriminatory Practice, 7e by Now going into its seventh edition, Neil Thompson's Anti-Discriminatory Practice has been providing a trusted introduction to the challenges of promoting social justice and equality for a quarter of a century. Addressing the common concepts and issues across the various forms of discrimination, this book explores the reasons why the development of anti-discriminatory practice is so vital, and examines the steps that need to be taken towards constructing a social work practice based on principles of anti-discrimination and the promotion of equality. Promoting social justice, diversity and equality in social work practice is as vital today as it was when Anti-Discriminatory Practice was first published, and there is still much to learn. Written with Thompson's inimitable clarity, this new, fully updated edition of a classic text is key reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Social Work. Practitioners will also benefit hugely from Neil Thompson's experience and expertise.
Call Number: 361.3208 THO
Publication Date: 2020-11-29
Anti-Discriminatory Practice by Now going into its sixth edition, Neil Thompson's Anti-Discriminatory Practice has been providing a trusted introduction to the challenges of promoting social justice and equality for almost a quarter of a century. Addressing the common concepts and issues across the various forms of discrimination, this book explores the reasons why the development of anti-discriminatory practice is so vital, and examines the steps that need to be taken towards constructing a social work practice based on principles of anti-discrimination and the promotion of equality. Written with Thompson's inimitable clarity, this new edition features: • Voice of Experience and Practice Focus examples, encouraging readers to think contextually and integrate theory and practice. • An explicit theory base, with key points from each chapter drawn out to highlight specific main themes • A range of questions for reflection and guidance on further learning Promoting social justice, diversity and equality in social work practice is as vital today as it was when Anti-Discriminatory Practice was first published, and there is still much to learn. This new, fully updated edition of the classic text remains an essential read for the next generation of social work students, practitioners, managers and educators.
Call Number: 361.1 THO
Publication Date: 2016
Social Care, Service Users and User Involvement by Social Care, Service Users and User Involvement provides a definitive introduction to practical, philosophical and theoretical issues at the heart of user involvement. This book provides an accessible account of the latest research findings regarding user involvement on three levels: the delivery and provision of services, practice and practitioners, and research and evaluation. It explores a wide range of service user needs and concerns, including the latest developments in personalisation and the effect of the Equality Act 2010. First-hand accounts illustrate the range of issues and service user needs which could be addressed by increased involvement within and beyond the social care system. The book also distinguishes between user views and user involvement, and addresses their processes outcomes and impact, as well as their measurement. This book will be a key source of information for care workers, service managers, policy makers, researchers, service users and social and health care professionals involved in social care and support service planning.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2012
Ethics and Value Perspectives in Social Work by This agenda setting text explores a broad range of value perspectives and their impact on and contribution to social work thinking on ethics. Including new perspectives, such as Islam, and drawing on international contributors, this is essential reading for all social work students studying ethics and values.
Call Number: 174.93613 GRA + eBook
Publication Date: 2010
Culture, Values and Ethics in Social Work by This groundbreaking book examines the ways in which questions of culture and diversity impact on the values and ethics of social work. Using detailed case studies to illustrate key points for practice, Richard Hugman discusses how social workers can develop cross-cultural engagement in practice and work creatively with the tensions it sometimes involves. Debates rage over whether there is a core set of unchangeable social work values or whether they might be different at different times and for different people. This textbook proposes a new approach of 'ethical pluralism' for social work practice, in which both shared humanity and the rich variety of cultures contribute to a more dynamic way of understanding social work's underpinning values and ethics. In particular, this book explores the implications of a pluralist approach to ethics for the central questions of: Human rights and social justice Caring relationships Social and personal responsibilities Agency and autonomy Values such as truth, honesty, openness, service and competence. It is vital that social workers understand the values and ethics of their profession as a crucial part of the foundations on which practice is built and this is the only text to explore the connections between culture, values and ethics and fully develop the pluralist approach in social work. Culture, Values and Ethics in Social Work is essential reading for all social work students and academics.
Call Number: 174.93613 HUG + eBook
Publication Date: 2013
Being White in the Helping Professions by In this reflective yet practical book, the author challenges white helping professionals to recognize their own cultural identity and the impact it has when practising in a multicultural environment. Judy Ryde reveals how white people have implicit and explicit advantages and privileges that often go unnoticed by them. She suggests that in order to work effectively in a multicultural setting, this privilege needs to be fully acknowledged and confronted. She explores whether it is possible to talk about a white identity, addresses uncomfortable feelings such as guilt or shame, and offers advice on how to implement white awareness training within an organization. Ryde offers a model for 'white awareness' in a diverse society and provides concrete examples from her own experience. This book is essential reading for students and practitioners in the helping professions, including social workers, psychotherapists, psychologists, counsellors, healthcare workers, occupational therapists and alternative health practitioners.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2009
Promoting Equality by Practitioners working within the people professions have a legal and moral responsibility to promote equality wherever possible. This insightful book from a leading author provides a lucid guide to the complexities of inequality, and offers a sound foundation for practice that makes a positive contribution to equality, social justice and empowerment. Now in its fourth edition, this highly successful text challenges oversimplified approaches to tackling discrimination and oppression. It combines an impressive blend of theoretical analysis and practice insights, all conveyed in the accessible and engaging style which has earned Neil Thompson his sterling reputation in the field. With a clear exposition of a coherent theory base that does justice to the multi-level and multi-dimensional nature of discrimination, Promoting Equality is essential reading for students and practitioners within the helping professions, and managers and supervisors across the public, private and voluntary sectors.
Call Number: 361.32 THO + eBook
Publication Date: 2017
Religion and Spirituality by Religion and spirituality are emotive areas where unnecessary polarisation is all too common. Professional training courses for human services practitioners have tended to neglect these areas. Bernard Moss's skilful and sensitive book redresses the balance on both scores, and - as Neil Thompson writes in his foreword - deserves to become a classic. Religion and Spirituality's starting point is a celebration of diversity and the need to treat others with dignity and respect, especially when views differ widely. It builds on the increasing recognition in various fields of people's religious and spiritual needs and explains why the issues should be taken seriously. Bernard Moss's cogent and accessible exposition will convince any human services professional that ignoring these issues is no longer an option, for social, cultural and legal reasons. This is what one of the world's leading authorities in the field of spirituality and social care says of this important book: Bernard Moss is one of the few authors I know who can explain concepts so thoroughly, carefully and logically.He presents a huge amount of complex information in a way that readers can easily grasp, and then apply it to their professional and personal situations. It is as if he is talking personally to them and answering the questions they are just beginning to formulate in their minds. Leola Furman, Professor Emeritus, University of North Dakota. Co-author of Spiritual Diversity in Social Work Practice: the heart of helping.
Call Number: 361 MOS
Publication Date: 2005
Call Number: 174.9361 MOS
Publication Date: 2007
The Social Work Companion by The Social Work Companion lets students know what to expect from their course and will be there every step of the way as an essential reference tool. Offering wide-ranging yet accessible coverage of the core topics, along with important advice on study skills, this book is the essential survival guide for social work students.
Call Number: 361.3 THO + eBook
Publication Date: 2015