Families in Society, vol.84, 2003, p.348-358
Discusses how social workers in the US could be trained to work effectively with theistic minorities such as Evangelical Christians. Efforts need to be made to address the religious stereotypes and spiritual prejudices that exist in the helping professions. The underrepresentation of Evangelical Christians and other theists in the social work profession indicates that it may have difficulty in fostering an inclusive environment that is respectful of spiritual diversity.
European Journal of Social Work, vol.6, 2003, p133-144
Paper explores the nature and function of codes of ethics for social care professionals, comparing three different codes from South Africa, England, and the USA to highlight differences in length, form, style and purpose. Goes on to consider criticisms of codes of ethics, particularly those emanating from moral philosophers. Concludes that codes of ethics should not be taken too literally. They are as much rhetorical, educational and regulatory devices as they are guides to practice for professionals facing ethical dilemmas.
H. Valtonen and J. Laine
International Journal of Social Welfare, Vol. 12, 2003 p. 339-346
The study describes how the Finnish state subsidy system for social services was reassessed and a specific needs-based resource allocation formula, encompassing children's day care, income support and child welfare, was developed. It also evaluates the state subsidy system for healthcare.