Ethical Issues in Social Work Practice

Ethical Issues in Social Work Practice

Antonio Sandu (Ștefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Romania) and Ana Frunza (LUMEN Research Center in Social and Humanistic Sciences, Romania)
Indexed In: PsycINFO®
Release Date: December, 2017|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 328
ISBN13: 9781522530909|ISBN10: 1522530908|EISBN13: 9781522530916|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3090-9


Today’s practitioners and researchers are looking, now more than ever, at the ethical issues that are raised through the practice of social work and social services. As such, it is crucial that they are up-to-date on the latest data on how to address, manage, and overcome ethical issues in their practice.

Ethical Issues in Social Work Practice is a pivotal reference source for the latest research on the role of moral values within social work and the ethical dilemmas that arise in the profession. Highlighting extensive coverage among a variety of applicable perspectives and themes, such as governing principles of social work practice, ethical analysis of social work cases, and individual and social responsibility in social services, this book is ideally designed for professionals and researchers working in the field of social work and social services as well as academics and upper-level students seeking cutting-edge research on ethics in the practice of social work.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Ethical Frameworks of Social Programs and Strategies
  • Ethics Management in Social Practice
  • Good Practice and Codes of Ethics
  • Organizational Ethical Audit
  • Promoting Individual Autonomy
  • Social Work and Bioethics
  • Strength-Based Social Work Practice

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Ana Frunza obtained a PhD in philosophy at Al. I. Cuza University of Iasi, in 2014, presenting a thesis entitled “A deconstructive approach to ethical values. Ethics expertise.” She obtained an MA degree in Supervision and Social Planning in 2011, with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work in 2009. She is a Scientific Researcher III at the LUMEN Center for Social and Humanistic Research. Her main scientific interests are applied ethics, applied philosophy, social work, supervision and ethics expertise. She is a university assistant PhD "Stefan cel Mare" University from Suceava, Faculty of Law & Administrative Sciences, Romania. Ana Frunza is currently working on defining a new model of ethics expertise – the supervision of ethics, in conjunction with Professor Antonio Sandu, Doctor in Philosophy at LUMEN Center for Social and Humanistic Research from Iasi, Romania. She is the author of three books, Etica si dezvoltarea comunitara/Ethics and community development, Catre o noua expertiza etica. Deconstruind valorile etice/Towards a new ethics expertise – deconstructing the ethical values, and Supervizarea si dezvoltarea profesionala a asistentilor sociali/The supervision and the professional development of the social workers published by LUMEN Publishing House between 2013 and 2017. Her research interests are ethics, research ethics, ethics expertise, supervision of ethics, and applied philosophy.