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Published: 15 July 2021

208 Pages

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780197502853

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The Helping Professional's Guide to Ethics

Theory in Practice

Second Edition

Valerie Bryan, Scott Sanders, and Laura E. Kaplan

  • The only available social work text that takes a common morality approach to ethics
  • A moral framework offers students a process of justification analysis that prevents moral harms when put into practice
  • Case examples allow readers to walk through the decision-making process step-by-step while also examining their own assumptions and biases
  • Accompanied by a robust set of instructor resources including: a test bank with multiple-choice and discussion questions; PowerPoint lecture outlines; a case study bank with 12 extra cases; and an instructor's manual

New to this Edition:

  • New chapter, “Moral Disagreement and Common Morality,” applies common morality to a large and important current social issue: death with dignity
  • Revised and expanded discussion of the universality of the common morality system offers students greater clarity
  • Updated coverage of laws pertaining to the duty to warn and protect incorporates newest regulations
  • References to the National Association of Social Workers' Code of Ethics reflect the 2017 standards

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