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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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Bioethics

Larry W. Foster.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Practical Ethics; Mental and Behavioural Health; Social Policy and Advocacy; Sociology of Religion. 6784 words.

Bioethics and biomedical ethics are defined. Common bioethical concepts, exemplary moral values, fundamental ethical principles, general ethical theories, and approaches to moral reasoning...

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Confidentiality and Privileged Communication

Carolyn I. Polowy, Sherri Morgan, W. Dwight Bailey and Carol Gorenberg.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Addictions and Substance Misuse; Criminal Justice; Practical Ethics; Mental and Behavioural Health; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 3742 words.

Confidentiality of client communications is one of the ethical foundations of the social work profession and has become a legal obligation in most states. Many problems arise in the...

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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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Disability: Psychiatric Disabilities

W. Patrick Sullivan.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Developmental and Physical Disabilities Social Work; Practical Ethics; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Mental and Behavioural Health; Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice. 4483 words.

The psychosocial catastrophe that accompanies serious mental illness negatively impacts individual performance and success in all key life domains. A person-in-environment perspective, and...

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Ecological Social Work

Uschi Bay.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online November 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Practical Ethics; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; International and Global Issues in Social Work; Social Policy and Advocacy; Race and Ethnicity. 6918 words.

Ecological social work requires a shift in thinking for social workers because it does not place humans at the center of its concerns. Rather ecological social work puts the...

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Evidence-Informed Social Work Practice

S. J. Dodd and Andrea Savage.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online May 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Practical Ethics; Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 9088 words.

Evidence-informed practice (EIP) is a model that incorporates best available research evidence; client’s needs, values, and preferences; practitioner wisdom; and theory into the clinical...

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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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Impaired Social Workers/Professionals

Frederic G. Reamer.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online January 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Addictions and Substance Misuse; Practical Ethics; Mental and Behavioural Health; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 7857 words.

The possibility of practitioner impairment exists in every profession. Stress related to employment, illness or death of family members, marital or relationship problems, financial...

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International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW)

Nigel Hall.

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; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 1929 words.

The International Federation of Social Workers is an international organization representing the interests of social workers around the world. This organization works in cooperation with...

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