Also, as there are a wide range of social work interventions in current practice, students will benefit from knowing the advantages and disadvantages of each model and approach. This ethical thought process can then be integrated with others in the social network of Mrs Davies. These result not only in unequal chances of maintaining good health but also in inequalities in accessing treatment, in securing the resources necessary to recovery or to a good quality of life in cases of serious illness, and in receiving high-quality care in terminal illness McLeod and Bywaters, 2000, p3. Groupwork: An interdisciplinary journal for working with groups. Joyce could reduce the amount of time caring for her mother by accessing home care for her mother; in turn this could lead to Joyce feeling less tired and giving more time to her husband which could improve her relationship with him. For example, hospice services have historically been delivered by the voluntary sector. The conclusion was as follows: G G G G Minority ethnic communities continue to experience mainstream services as operating on the basis of stereotypes and assumptions.
A practical and accessible textbook, Groupwork Practice in Social Work is essential reading to help students through their complex and challenging Groupwork assessments. We should not make the public road or public place dirty. Thus we should only act on those principles that can be universalised. This book will assist you in developing a questioning approach that looks in a critical way at your thoughts, experiences and practice, and seeks to heighten your skills in refining your practice as a result of these deliberations. For example, the treatment of older people is often seen as highly discriminatory to such an extent that ageism will soon be subject to equal opportunities legislation. Learning together can provide situations that prepare for the realities and challenges of working together.
Sometimes in his frustration with Mariam he has locked her in her room and kept her a virtual prisoner, particularly over the weekends when he fears Mariam may go out and mix with the street gang. Likewise, to always require social workers to uphold the principle of confidentiality when the child you are working with discloses that her father has physically abused her may again require further action and the breaking of that confidentiality. Reamer's Social Work Values and Ethics for its comprehensive introduction to ethical decision making and practical guidance regarding professional misconduct. Must blend knowledge of: - How people function thoughts, feelings, and behavior. However, human rights legislation does not seek to impose specific moral standards but rather seeks to encapsulate general or universal principles which can be applied cross culturally. You can identify within this process the way in which different institutions in society seek to influence and pass on values to you.
Manage complex ethical issues, dilemmas and conflicts. These Standards for teachers include sections related to working with the law, working with others and equal opportunities. Act with others to increase social justice. In reading this book you will inevitably feel that your own values are challenged and it is clearly important that you look at alternative viewpoints, as this book is meant to encourage you to reflect on your own value base. In order to appreciate the roles, responsibilities and value base of professionals in youth work and Connexions, we will consider the features of these youth services and set their development in a historical framework. The collective versus the individual approach Jeffs and Smith also raise concerns about the undermining of the fundamental characteristics of youth work, the concern with association and the collective the gang, the group, the club and the replacement of this with a focus and emphasis on the individual with individualised interventions such as advice work, mentoring and counselling. Addressing the ethics of empowerment in your work requires you to consider the power that you can exercise in relation to service users.
You may find it helpful to make notes to refer back to later. How does it match with social work values? Bentham believed in, among other things, suffrage votes for women. This book is still the classic text on anti-discriminatory practice and is a well-written and highly accessible book. The social work task is best learned by students working with people in the community who are committed to social change. Establishing a Minister of Public Health signalled an understanding of the relationship between health inequalities and poverty.
We would expect that the character and motivations of the student would be congruent with 59 Chapter 3 Principles and consequences those aims of professional social work including anti-oppressive practice. In considering self-advocacy it argues that more collective methods may also be appropriate and looks at the ethical arguments for joining trade unions and for engaging in industrial action as social workers. To help you undertake this activity you may also wish to refer to the books by Malcolm Golightly 2004 Social work and mental health and by Karin Crawford and Janet Walker 2004 Social work with older people in this series. The National Youth Agency in its review of Youth Matters states that it strikes a good balance between continuity and change; it deals with complex, cross-cutting themes; it finds some welcome warm words for youth work as a form of professional intervention and places the responsibility of working in partnership with others on local authorities. Women are the most likely to be living alone, as they have a longer life expectancy than men, and approximately four-fifths of people over the age of 85 live in the community, with one-fifth living in care homes or long-stay hospitals.
Key updates: A new chapter on working with groups A revised chapter on working with families More material on emotional intelligence More material on relationship based social work This book is in the Transforming Social Work Practice series. You will be expected to reflect creatively on how immediate learning needs can be met in the area of social work values and ethics and how your professional learning can be developed to ensure an ethically based service for service users. These are themes we will return to later in the chapter. Who are the professionals involved in delivering education services? In this chapter we have seen how youth work, which can be seen as occupying a space between social work and formal education, with similarities to and fundamental differences from both, has developed. These debates take place in the context of concerns about changes in the way in which the service is structured and administered, changes in the perceptions about young people, changes in the methods used in the delivery of the service, the resources available including 48 Chapter 3 The youth work and connexions context funding , and changes in education and training qualifications for those involved in delivering the service.
When social workers are working with service users whose needs are complex, the opportunities to work across traditional service boundaries are increasingly seen as one of the strategies for meeting complex and multiple needs. In this book we are exploring the values and ethics of social work and we are doing this by asking you to explore your values and what they mean for you. As a result, very vulnerable clients and clients with multiple and complex needs appeared to be passed around services Secker and Hill, 2001. Social workers often volunteer their professional skills through community organizations free of charge. Identify the areas that link to the five outcomes for children and young people proposed in the Green Paper 2003 Every Child Matters. This lively and readable introductory text is designed to equip students with a sound understanding of the principles of values and ethics which no social worker should be without.