This is the leading introduction to professional values and ethics in social work. Conceptually rich and attuned to the complexities of ethical decision making, it is unique in striking the right balance between history, theory, and practical application. Frederic G. Reamer also considers the evolution of social work standards throughout the profession's history. For the third edition, Reamer has updated the content and strengthened the relevance of the case material. Also new to the third edition are: discussion of the moral dialogue between practitioner and client; brief vignettes, illustrating difficult ethical decisions; more guidance on informed consent and termination of services; discussion questions; and section on how to conduct a social work ethics audit services.