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Books of Interest

  • Ethical Standards in Social Work: A Review of the NASW Code of Ethics, by Frederic G. Reamer. Here is the first comprehensive, in-depth examination of the code of ethics of the social work profession. With this practical guide, which includes many case examples, you'll have a firm foundation for making ethical decisions and minimizing malpractice and liability risk.
  • Prudent Practice: A Guide for Managing Malpractice Risk, by Mary Kay Houston-Vega and Elane M. Nuehring with Elisabeth R. Daguio. Social workers and other human services professionals face a heightened risk of malpractice suits in today's litigious society The NASW Press offers practitioners a complete practice guide to increasing competence and managing the risk of malpractice. Prudent Practice includes 25 forms and 5 factsheets in the book and on disk.
  • The Social Work Ethics Audit, by Frederic G. Reamer. This book provides practitioners with a practical and easy-to-use tool that helps assess the adequacy of ethics-related policies, practices, and procedures related to clients, staff, documentation, and decision-making.
  • Barker, R. L. (1992). Legal and ethical issues. In R. L. Barker (Ed.), Social Work in Private Practice (2nd ed., 104-115). Washington, DC: NASW Press.
  • Bullis, R. K. (1995). Clinical Social Worker Misconduct: Law, Ethics, and Personal Dynamics. Chicago: Nelson-Hall.
  • Calfee, B. E. (1992). Lawsuit Prevention Techniques: For Mental Health Professionals, Chemical Dependency Specialists, and Clergy. Cleveland: ARC.
  • Corey, G., Corey, M. S., & Callanan, P. (1993). Issues and Ethics in the Helping Professions (4th ed.). Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole.
  • Cossom, J. (1992). What do we know about social workers' ethics? Social Worker, 60, 165-171.
  • Gibelman, M. (1995). What Social Workers Do. Washington, DC: NASW Press.
  • Gibelman, M., & Schervish, P. H. (1996). Who We Are: A Second Look. Washington, DC: ASW Press.
  • *Houston-Vega, M. K., Nuehring, E. M., & Daguio, E. R. (1997). Prudent Practice: A Guide for Managing Malpractice Risk. Washington, DC: NASW Press.
  • Jackson, V. (Ed.). (1996). Managed Care: Resource Book for Social Workers in Private Practice. Washington, DC: NASW Press.
  • Kagle, J. D. (1991). Social Work Records (2nd ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.
  • Kagle, J. D., & Giebelhausen, P. N. (1994). Dual relationships and professional boundaries. Social Work, 39, 213-220.
  • Kagle, J. D., & Kopels, S. (1994). Confidentiality after Tarasoff. Health & Social Work, 19, 217-222.
  • Kopels, S., & Kagle, J. D. (1993). Do social workers have a duty to warn? Social Service Review, 67, 101-126.
    *Highly recommended as a social worker's primer about risk management, this work was commissioned and produced by the NASW Insurance Trust in cooperation with the NASW Press. Comes with a PC disk for windows or Macintosh containing 25 sample forms especially for direct practitioners, supervisors, and private practitioners.
  • Kurzman, P. A. (1995). Professional liability and malpractice. In R. L. Edwards (Ed.-in-Chief), Encyclopedia of Social Work (19th ed., Vol. 3, 1921-1927). Washington, DC: NASW Press.
  • Loewenberg, F., & Dolgoff, R. (1992). Ethical Decisions for Social Work Practice (4th ed.). Itasca, IL: F. E. Peacock.
  • National Association of Social Workers. (1997). Third-party Reimbursement for Clinical Social Work Services. Washington, DC: NASW Press.
  • Reamer, F. G. (1998). Current Controversies in Social Work Ethics. Washington, DC: NASW Press.
  • Reamer, F. G. (1998). Ethical Standards in Social Work: A Critical Review of the NASW Code of Ethics. Washington, DC: NASW Press.
  • Reamer, F. G. (1994). Social Work Malpractice and Liability: Strategies for Prevention. New York: Columbia University Press.
  • Reamer, F. G. (2001). The Social Work Ethics Audit: A Risk Management Tool. Washington, DC: NASW Press.
  • Saltzman, A., & Proch, K. (1994). Law in Social Work Practice (2nd ed.). Chicago: Nelson-Hall.
  • Schroeder, L. O. (1995). The Legal Environment of Social Work (rev. ed.). Washington, DC: NASW Press.
  • Sprague, M., & Horowitz, R. (1991). Liability in Child Welfare and Protection Work: Risk management strategies. Washington, DC: American Bar Association.
  • Zakutansky, T. J., & Sirles, E. A. (1993). Ethical and legal issues in field education: Shared responsibility and risk. Journal of Social Work Education, 29, 338-347.

 

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