Originally published in 1967, this volume of the Readings in Social Work series would appeal especially to social workers, administrators, social work teachers and those who were becoming increasingly concerned about the whole question of value assumptions in social work at the time. So far little had been written on a subject of lively discussion amongst practitioners and students alike; in this volume are gathered together some of the most influential and often quoted articles which had appeared in Britain and the United States in recent years. They deal not only with the general ethics of professional practice and specific situations but also with conflicting value judgments in administrative settings and the relation between administration and values.
Table of Contents
Preface. 1. Ethics and the Social Worker Dorothy Emmet 2. Principles and Assumptions Underlying Casework Practice Florence Hollis 3. The Social Worker and his Society Grace Longwell Coyle 4. The Social Worker in the Sixties E. M. Goldberg 5. Family Diagnosis: Variations in the Basic Values of Family Systems Florence Rockwood Kluckhohn 6. Are We Creating Dependency? Helen Harris Perlman 7. Casework and Agency Function Clare Winnicott 8. Co-ordination Reviewed Olive Stevenson 9. Treatment of Character Disorders: A Dilemma in Casework Culture Otto Pollak 10. Ego Deficiency in Delinquents Hyman Grossbard 11. A Concept of Acute Situational Disorders David M. Kaplan 12. Interpreting Rejection to Adoptive Applicants Alfred L. Kasprowicz 13. Understanding and Evaluating a Foster Family’s Capacity to Meet the Needs of an Individual Child Draza Kline 14. Some Thoughts About Dying Margaret E. Burnett 15. Communication with the Patient Helen M. Lambrick.