The Role of the Core Moral Values in Social Work

The Role of the Core Moral Values in Social Work

Sorin-Tudor Maxim (Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Romania)
Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 7
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3090-9.ch002


We consider it appropriate to examine, within the social work act, under the new circumstances, the importance of other than traditional values which tend to become central, that human intervention relates to. In this particular context, tolerance, understood as a respect for different, but human lifestyles, and the empathy, as a way to meet real, not “presumed” expectations, of individuals and groups, have the ability to restructure the system of values of social work able to allow a different approach in order to achieve the human condition.
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Core Values Of Social Work In A Changing World

We will hereafter try to support the idea that certain core values (Sandu, 2015), ​​around which social action is structured in a field, are responsible for defining the direction and success of this action in the context of the social ensemble.

One remark: I consider the core values of the action of social assistance, as part of the social action system and not the values of the profession of social assistant.

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