Social workers and mental health professionals must develop skills to balance their roles as “human service” workers and actors in the legal system. But until they’re thrust into real-world situations, few have an opportunity to apply legal and ethical reasoning to the kinds of dilemmas they’ll face in daily practice. And without legal training, they’re often uncertain of their legal roles and obligations. Now, a breakthrough text prepares them to deal with ethical dilemmas in a critical, but reflective and thoughtful manner as they practise within the framework of the law and Canadian codes of ethics.
With this book, your students will examine specific problem areas involving children, families, agencies, legislation and policy-making, brought to life by case studies and vignettes. As your students grapple with the complexities of ethical decision-making, they’ll come to understand that there are no easy answers. But by working through the process, they’ll discover the skills and confidence to develop conclusions, articulate their reasoning, and defend their decisions.
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