OverviewFor more than a decade, teachers and practitioners have chosen Frederic G. Reamer's Social Work Values and Ethics for its comprehensive introduction to ethical decision making and practical guidance regarding professional misconduct. Reflecting the legal and technological realities now facing individuals in the field, this new edition features a discussion of the ethical issues arising from practitioner use of online services and social networking sites, as well as an overview of ethical standards protecting confidential information transmitted electronically. Reamer also adds a chapter on potential conflicts between ethical standards and legal guidelines and a section explaining statutory law, regulatory law, case law, and Constitutional law. He expands his coverage of boundary issues and dual relationships, with new material exploring the complexities of practitioner self-disclosure and the challenges of living and working within small and rural communities. Revised content and case materials include an investigation into the ethics of practitioner engagement with social action and advocacy and a list of updates to the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics. Reamer uniquely compares NASW's ethics to those of other human service professions, and he pursues a more in-depth analysis of the relevance of cultural difference to ethical dilemmas and decision-making.