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Durham University

Policy, Professions and Communities Research Group


Publication details for Professor Sarah Banks

Banks, 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.

Author(s) from Durham


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.