Publication details for Prof Sarah BanksBanks, S., Hugman, R., Healy, L., Bozalek, V. & Orme, J. (2008). Global Ethics for Social Work: Problems and Possibilities - Papers from the Ethics & Social Welfare Symposium, Durban, July 2008. Ethics and Social Welfare 2(3): 276-290.
- Publication type: Journal papers: academic
- ISSN/ISBN: 1749-6535, 1749-6543
- DOI: 10.1080/17496530802481722
- Keywords: Global Ethics, Social Work Ethics, Universalism, Human Rights, Cultural Relativism.
- View online: Online version
- Durham research online: DRO record
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This piece comprises short presentations given by contributors to a symposium organized by the journal Ethics & Social Welfare on the theme of global ethics for social work. The contributors offer their reflections on the extent to which universally accepted international statements of ethical principles in social work are possible or useful, engaging with debates about cultural diversity, relativism and the relevance of human rights in non-Western countries.