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"The social worker as moral citizen: ethics in action"

by Manning, Susan (1997)


Social workers today face some of the most complex ethical dilemmas in the history of the profession. This article presents a framework of moral citizenship to guide ethical social work practice. The framework includes the action philosophies of philosopher Hannah Arendt and Lutheran theologian Paul Tillich integrated with concepts of professional responsibility and the unique contributions of social work pioneer Charlotte Towle. Social conscience and social consciousness, including awareness, thinking, feeling, and action, are major components of the framework.


Arendt, Tillich, Social Work, Care Work, Social Conscience, Moral Citizenship, Moral Philosophy


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