Summary: Using the Code of Ethics as a framework, this text outlines the elements of ethical decision-making to provide students with a clear guide to ethical problem recognition, definition, and solution.
Clear, thorough, readable cases present examples drawn from child welfare, work with families, medical social work, social justice, and others, permitting thoughtful evaluation and decision-making. Rothman stresses the importance of gathering necessary informatio ...show moren and presents three alternative, frequently-used systems of theories and principles (Gewirth's Ethical Principles Hierarchy, Loewenberg and Dolgoff's Ethical Principles Screen, and Beauchamp and Childress' Bioethics Model).
In response to student demand for a casebook that relates directly to situations they were encountering in the field, the second Part of the text includes 30 student contributed cases. Useful and practical examples of ethical problems, information necessary to their proper resolution, and the students' thought processes were edited, revised, and arranged to support and reflect the six Ethical Standards in the new NASW Code of Ethics.