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Abortion

D. Lynn Jackson.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Practical Ethics; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Social Justice and Human Rights. 2031 words.

Until the 19th century, abortion law was nonexistent and abortion was not seen as a moral issue. However, by the turn of the 20th century, abortion was legally defined and controlled in...

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Advocacy

Robert L. Schneider, Lori Lester and Julia Ochieng.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Practical Ethics; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Justice and Human Rights. 4023 words.

Social work advocacy is “the exclusive and mutual representation of a client(s) or a cause in a forum, attempting to systematically influence decision-making in an unjust or unresponsive...

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Civil Rights

William L. Pollard.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Practical Ethics; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Justice and Human Rights. 7337 words.

Civil rights are rooted in the English laws that tried to protect citizens from abuses by the state. As the United States matured as a democracy, so did its citizens. Since World War II,...

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Civil Society

Kristin M. Ferguson.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Practical Ethics; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Justice and Human Rights. 2049 words.

Considerable definitional vagueness exists regarding civil society, in part due to the concept's long history and multiple underlying schools of thought. Issues of multiculturalism and...

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Consumer Rights

Donald M. Linhorst.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Practical Ethics; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Justice and Human Rights. 2124 words.

Consumers of health and mental health services are afforded numerous legal rights. Broad categories of rights include self-determination, access to health information, protections for...

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Culturally Competent Practice

Doman Lum.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Practical Ethics; Race and Ethnicity; Social Justice and Human Rights; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 3894 words.

This entry defines cultural competence and culturally competent practice and focuses on cultural awareness, knowledge acquisition, skill development, and inductive learning as key...

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Empowerment Practice

Ruth J. Parsons and Jean East.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Practical Ethics; Social Work Practice Settings; Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice; Social Justice and Human Rights. 2362 words.

The concept of empowerment has deep roots in social work practice. Building upon the work of empowerment theorists of the 1980s and 1990s and applied broadly in the 2000s [Itzhaky and York...

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Historiography

Leslie Leighninger.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Practical Ethics; Social Justice and Human Rights; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 2562 words.

This entry discusses some topics in social work and social welfare history. It covers different approaches to that history, such as an emphasis on social control functions of social...

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Human Needs: Overview

Michael A. Dover.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Practical Ethics; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Work Practice Settings; Social Justice and Human Rights. 14086 words.

Human need and related concepts such as basic needs have long been part of the implicit conceptual foundation for social work theory, practice, and research. However, while the published...

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Human Rights

Joseph M. Wronka.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Practical Ethics; International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Justice and Human Rights. 2432 words.

At the heart of social work, human rights are a set of guiding principles that are interdependent and have implications for macro, mezzo, and micro policy and practice. They can be best...

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