In response to the new Code of Ethics adopted in 1997 by the National Association of Social Workers, Reamer has updated his classic work. Taking into account more than twice as many ethical guidelines (an increase from 70 to 160), this second edition includes a discussion of the conceptual foundations of each of six core values considered to be the basis of social work ethics; additional material on confidentiality and privacy; and an overview of social work misconduct and malpractice.
Synthesizes for social workers the knowledge and debates around work values and ethical dilemmas, and professional misconduct, that have grown throughout the history of the profession, emphasizing those that are most pressing in contemporary practice. Discusses such aspects as the nature of social work's mission, the process of ethical decision making, confidentiality, paternalism, labor-management disputes, termination of service, and the impaired social worker. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)