Reams Ch. 2, Week 2
Reams Ch. 2, Week 2 T SOCW 501
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Reams Ch 2 Week 2 101115 Social work values In social work values have been important in several key respects with regard to 1 the nature of social work s mission 2 the relationships that social workers have with clients colleagues and members of the broader society 3 the methods of intervention that social workers use in their work and 4 the resolution of ethical dilemmas in practice P 12 The Nature of Social Work s P 16 The Great Depression inspired the split between human service Mission professionals oriented toward psychotherapy and those oriented toward social welfare 6 Prominent Orientations toward social work s basic values amp 0 Patemalistic Believes clients instinctively want to live the right way ethics and need guidance toward living independently of economic assistance 0 Social Justice Believes the social system oppresses people and seeks to help clients especially vulnerable to that oppression structural causes 0 Religious Believes spiritual intervention and social services will help clients sustain healthy lifestyle 0 Clinical Focuses more on outlining various methods of protecting the client through agreement forms ie confidentiality and consent 0 Defensive Focuses more on outlining various methods of protecting the social worker by taking bureaucratic steps ie documentation 0 Amoralistic Focuses more the technical aspects of social than the therapeutic ie program evaluation and costbenefit analyses P 1819 Typologies Of Values in social 0 Societal Pertaining to protection of individual persons work practice 0 Organizational amp institutional Pertaining to guidelines and structure 0 Professional Pertaining to professionalism and policies 0 Human service practice Pertaining to credibility and boundaries P246 Reconciling personal and Social workers face the difficulty of keeping their personal and professional professional values values separate Social work has undergone many changes since its conception in the early 19th century While varying factions may adhere to a binary with regards to ideology and practice social work has ultimately changed due to the needs of the clients For example the Great Depression resulted in the creation of many significant social welfare organizations Yet many would now argue that those same organizations have become more of a hindrance than a help for clients in similar peril
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