The SAGE Handbook of Social Work is the world's first generic major reference work to provide an authoritative guide to the theory, method, and values of social work in one volume. Drawn from an international field of excellence, the contributors each offer a critical analysis of their individual area of expertise. The result is this invaluable resource collection that not only reflects upon the condition of social work today but also looks to future developments.
Chapter 19: Codes of Ethics
Codes of Ethics
One hallmark of a profession is its promotion of moral conduct among its practitioners and its willingness to establish ethical standards to guide practitioners’ behaviour (Callahan & Bok, 1980; Greenwood, 1957; Hall, 1968; Lindeman, 1947). Ideally, professionals exercise morally sound, autonomous ...