Values and ethics discourses in Irish social work: Which values do practitioners view as realistic and implementable in day to day practice?
Irish Association of Social Workers
Discourses surrounding values and ethics are central to the professional of social work. This paper focuses on the role of values and ethics in Irish social work practice. Drawing on findings from original research it explores the place of both traditional and emancipatory values as they are viewed by practitioners in the field. It also explores which values workers view as realistic and implementable in day to day practice. The methodology employed to achieve these aims consisted of a structured literature review coupled with a web-based attitudinal survey. The sampling process resulted in 128 responses, 111 of which were complete. Overall findings suggested a marked preference for traditional value types with many respondents indicating that the tasks associated with emancipatory values are best placed with other groups in Irish society.
Social Work , Values , Ethics , Traditional , Emancipatory , Discourses , Genealogy
Whelan, J. (2017) 'Values and ethics discourses in Irish social work: Which values do practitioners view as realistic and implementable in day to day practice?', The Irish Social Worker, Summer 2017, pp. 25-31. Available at: http://hdl.handle.net/10147/623030 (Accessed: 2 October 2020)