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Assignment 2 -Ethics Essay
In what ways can ethical theories guide ethical decision making in contemporary social work practice?
Please refer to at least 2 ethical theories in addressing the above questions and choose ONE of the social work client groups listed on LEO to focus your discussion and application of ethical theories.
Due date: 20 April 2018
Weighting: 40%
Length and/or format:
The word 1500
(refer AASW Code of Ethics)
https://www.aasw.asn.au/practitioner-resources/ethical-guidelines
Please note your reference list is not included in the word count but in text citations are.
Purpose: The purpose of the essay is to facilitate learning about the role of theories in practice, in particular ethical theories. The essay also focuses the students’ learning on the process of ethical decision making.
Psychodynamic theories
Essential reading: Payne, M. (2014). Modern social work theory (4th ed. ,pp. 95 -25). Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.
Additional resources:
Kruske, S., Belton. S., Wardaguga, M., Narjic, C. (2012).
Growing
Up Our Way: The First Year of Life in Remote Aboriginal
Australia
.
Qualitative Health Research.
June (22): 777 -787 Page 10 of 21
Version:
http://ezproxy.acu.edu.au/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/
1049732311432717
O’Connor, S. (2006).
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren:
Formation, Disruption and Intergenerational Transmission of
Attachment
.
Australian Social Work
, 59(2) 172-184
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om/doi/abs/10.1080/03124070600651887
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Feminist theories
Essential reading:
Payne, M. (2014). Modern social work theory (4th ed. , pp. 348-372). Basingstoke, Hampshire: P
algrave Macmillan.
Additional resources:
Alston, M., Jones, J., Curtin, M. (2012).
Women and Traumatic
Brain Injury: It’s not visible damage
.
Australian Social
Work 65 (1) 6-20.
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om/doi/abs/10.1080/0312407X.2011.594898
Orme, J. Dominelli, L. Mullender, A. (2000)
Working with Violent
Men from a Feminist Social Work Perspective
.
International Social Work
43 (1) 89-105.
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a010523
Critical Theory and Whiteness Theory
Essential reading:
Healy, K.(2014)
Social work theories in context (2nded.). (pp.183-204)
Nework:Palgravlan. Chapter 9 .
http://ezproxy.acu.edu.au/login?url=http://ebookcentral.pro
quest.com/lib/acu/reader.action?docID=4452010&ppg=198
Payne, M. (2014).
Modern social work theory
, pp. 319-347). Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.
Walter, M., Taylore, S., Habibis, D. (2013). Australian Social
Work is White. In B.Bennett., S. Green., S. Gilbert., D. Bessarab.
(Eds.)
Our Voices: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social
Work
(pp. 230
-
244)
.
Palgrave Macmillan, South Yarra.
Additional resources
:
Fronek, P. (Host). (2012, June 28). Whiteness and Australian
social work: In conversation with Maggie Walter [Episode 11].
Podcast retrieved
January 21, 2015
, from
Page
11
of
21
Version:
htt
p://www.podsocs.com/podcast/whiteness
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and
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australian
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social
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workdsocs
.
Bennett, B. (2015).
“Stop Deploying Your White
Privilege on
Me!” Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement with the
Australian Association of Social Workers
,
Australian
Social Work,
68:1, 19
-
31.
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om/doi/abs/10.1080/0312407X.2013.840325
Zubrzycki, J., Crawford, F. (2013). Collaboration and relationship
building in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social work. In B.
Benn
ett., S. Green., S. Gilbert., D. Bessarab.
(Eds.)
Our
Voices: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Work
(pp.
181
-
203)
. Palgrave Mac
millan, South Yarra.
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Ind
igenous theories
Essential r
eading
:
Dawn Bessarab, D. (2015)
Changing How and What We Do: The
Significance of Embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Ways of Knowing, Being, and
Doing in Social Work Education
and Practice
,
Australian Social Work
, 68 (1) 1
-
4.
Bennett, B., Zubrzycki, J., Bacon, V. (2011).
What Do We Know?
The Experiences of Social Workers Working Alongside
Aboriginal People
,
Australian Social Work,
64 (1) 30
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37.
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om/doi/abs/10.1080/0312407X.2015.973475
Additional resources
:
Green, S., Baldry, E. (2013). Indigenous social work education in
Australia. In B.
Bennett., S. Green., S. Gilbert., D.
Bessarab.
(Eds.)
Our Voices: Aborigin
al and Torres
Strait Islander
Social
Work
(
pp.
166
-
177)
. Palgrave Ma
cmillan South Yarra.
Morseu
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Diop, N. (2013) Indigenous yarning modalities: An
insider’s perspective on respectful engagement with Torres
Strait Island
er clients. In B. Bennett., S. Green., S. Gilbert., D.
Bessarab. (Eds.)
Our Voices: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Social
Work
(pp. 114
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133)
.
Palgrave Macmillan, Sou
th Yarra.
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Postmodern theories
including strengths based
practices
Unit review: Reflecting on the integration of theory and practice
Essential readings
Healy, K.(2014)
Social work theories in context (2nded. (pp: 206 -224)
-
.
http://ezproxy.acu.edu.au/login?url=http://ebookcentral.pro
quest.com/lib/acu/reader.action?docID=4452010&ppg=221
Payne, M. (2014)
.
Modern social work theory
(4th ed., pp.
31
-
63). Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.
Morley, C., McFarlane, S., (2012).
The Nexus between Feminism
and Postmodernism: Still a Central Concern for Critical Social
Work
.
British Journal of Social Work
, 42, 687
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705.
h
ttp://ezproxy.acu.edu.au/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/
bjsw/bcr107
Morley, C., McFarlane, S., Ablett, P. (2014).
Engaging with
Social Work: A critical introduction
(pp. 202
-
229). Melbourne:
Cambridge University Press.
Mason, R. (2011).
Confronting Uncertainty: Lessons from Rural
Social Work
.
Australian Social Work,
64 (3), 377
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394.
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om/doi/abs/10.1080/0312407X.2011.574144
Additional videos:
Dr Venkat Pulla
Strengths Perspec
tive 2014
Conversations
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGWEKeqhbg8
Additional
resources
:
Bacon, V., (2013) Yarning and listening: yarning and learning
throu
gh stories. In B. Bennett., S. Green.,
S. Gilbert., D.
Bessarab. (Eds.)
Our Voices: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Social
Work
(pp. 136
-
162).
Palgrave Macmillan, South
Y
arra. (Chapter 7)
Willis, P. (2007).
“Queer Eye” for Social Work: Rethinking
Pedagogy and Practice
with Same
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sex
Attracted Young
People
.
Australian Social Work
, 60(2), 181
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196.
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om/doi/abs/10.1080/03124070701323816
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Unit review: Reflecting on the integration of theory and
practice
Additional resources:
Pulla, V. (2016).
The Lhotsampa People of Bhutan, Resilience
and Survival.
New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
http://ezproxy.acu.edu.au/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/
9781137551429

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