What does it mean to practice youth work ethically? How does ethical theory relate to the youth work profession? What are the moral dilemmas confronting youth workers today, and how should practitioners respond? Youth Work Ethics examines these questions and more and should be on the reading lists of all youth work trainees and practitioners. A wide range of topics are covered, including: confidentiality; sexual propriety; dependence and empowerment; equity of provision; interprofessional working; managing dual relationships; working across cultures; working within an agency.

Thinking Ethically

Thinking Ethically

Thinking ethically


This part of the book aims to provide practical tools for thinking ethically. This chapter lays out a core problem that we have in working together: the apparent lack of a consensus on what is right and wrong, and the lack of any kind of foundation on which a consensus might be based. However, that doesn't mean that ethical thinking can no longer be done, or that it is no longer possible to work together ethically.

The discipline of thinking ethically is no longer simple, if it ever was. The contemporary world is a pluralist world. Examples of different ways of living ethically confront us from other parts of the world, from other societies, and from different communities within our own society. In ...

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