The Value Base of Social Work and Social Care


Open University Press (2008)

This book takes careful steps to ensure that readers really do engage with its eleven main themes . . . all the contributors bring high levels of experience and expertise to their chapters, together with important international perspectives. Barnard sets the scene in an opening chapter, exploring the historical context of values, ethics and professionalization. Written in a clear accessible style, it provides one of the best succinct overviews that can be recommended to any student or practitioner beginning their study of this key theme . . . This handbook deserves a wide readership and, if used sensitively, will play an important role in developing good values-based practice in social work and social care.

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