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Social work ethics.

Banks, Sarah (2015) 'Social work ethics.', in International encyclopedia of the social & behavioral sciences. , pp. 782-788.


This article discusses professional ethics in social work, exploring key themes (core values, codes of ethics, ethical theories, ethical challenges, ethical decision making, and regulation of conduct) in current literature and practice. It considers whether dominant models of social work practice and ethics from the global North should be reconsidered in an international context.

Item Type:Book chapter
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Date accepted:23 February 2016
Date deposited:25 February 2016
Date of first online publication:April 2015
Date first made open access:No date available

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