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Reamer, Frederic G. 1953-

Works: 46 works in 257 publications in 5 languages and 20,617 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Speaker
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Most widely held works by Frederic G Reamer
Social work values and ethics by Frederic G Reamer( )

43 editions published between 1995 and 2018 in English and Japanese and held by 3,721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the leading introduction to professional values and ethics in social work. Frederic G. Reamer provides social workers with a succinct and comprehensive overview of the most critical issues relating to professional values and ethics, including the nature of social work values, ethical dilemmas, and professional misconduct. Conceptually rich and attuned to the complexities of ethical decision making, Social Work Values and Ethics is unique in striking the right balance between history, theory, and practical application. For the third edition, Reamer has updated the content and strengthened the relevance of the case material. Also new to the third edition: o Discussion of the moral dialogue between practitioner and cliento Coverage of virtue ethicso Practical discussion of concepts underlying social work ethicso Expanded application of the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics to ethical dilemmas in the professiono A look at the historical evolution of ethical standards in social worko New vignettes, illustrating difficult ethical decisionso More guidance on informed consent and termination of serviceso Discussion questions at the end of each chaptero A section on how to conduct a social work ethics audit
Heinous crime : cases, causes, and consequences by Frederic G Reamer( )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What circumstances lead someone to commit murder, rape, or acts of child molestation? Why does society have such a deep-seated wish for vengeance against perpetrators of heinous crimes? Can those found guilty of such crimes ever be rehabilitated? What are the long-term consequences of incarceration, for inmates and society? Officials of the criminal justice system, politicians, and ordinary citizens argue about possible answers to these controversial and vital questions, with little agreement. Violent crime and overflowing prisons continue to be unfortunate aspects of our society as the criminal justice system struggles to develop a coherent strategy to deal with heinous crimes. This book offers innovative perspectives on the difficult issues concerning a civilized society's response to offenders guilty of heinous crimes. It considers specific cases and the chilling accounts of victims and the criminals themselves. In providing detailed strategies for prevention and rehabilitation, Frederic G. Reamer draws on his extensive experience as a member of the Rhode Island Parole Board, where he has heard more than 13,000 cases, and as a social worker in correctional facilities. He examines the psychological and social factors that lead individuals to commit reprehensible crimes, arguing that a fuller understanding of different criminal types is crucial to developing successful answers to the problem of heinous crimes. Closely looking at various criminal typologies, Reamer examines the effectiveness and rationale of various responses, including revenge and retribution, imprisonment for public safety, rehabilitation, and restorative justice. 9 P
Tangled relationships : managing boundary issues in the human services by Frederic G Reamer( )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reamer examines the ethics involving intimate and sexual relationships with clients and former clients, practitioners' self-disclosure, giving and receiving favors and gifts, bartering for services, and unavoidable and unanticipated circumstances such as social encounters and geographical proximity. Case vignettes help illustrate important points. Reamer also gives practical risk-management models to aid human service professionals in the prevention of problematic situations and the managing of dual relationships
Criminal lessons : case studies and commentary on crime and justice by Frederic G Reamer( )

13 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why do people commit crimes? How can crime be prevented? And what can society and criminal justice professionals do to implement constructive responses to criminal behavior? Summarizing what he has learned about crime and criminals during his long career, one of social work's most distinguished theoreticians speculates about the factors that lead to crime and considers what we can do to prevent and respond to it meaningfully. Criminal Lessons is based on more than thirteen thousand cases in which Frederic G. Reamer has been involved as a parole board member, a role that was su
AIDS & ethics( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 1,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Should a physician with AIDS be required to inform his or her patients? Does a physician have an obligation to warn the partner who wants this fact kept secret? Should all newborns and pregnant women be screened for HIV? Should insurance companies be required to insure patients who test positive for the disease? Professionals and society at large are confronted by a wide range of complex ethical issues produced by the AIDS health crisis. AIDS and Ethics is the first major collection of essays on the complex ethical issues created by the AIDS crisis. The nation's leading bioethics experts from the fields of law, medicine, philosophy, political science, religion, and social work present original and accessible essays. They address current controversial issues related to the tension between civil rights and public health, mandatory HIV testing, human subjects research, health care insurance, AIDS education, militant AIDS activism, the physician-patient relationship, issues of privacy, and legal issues. This important book will provide philosophical and practical guidelines to health care and human service professionals, policy makers, scholars, and others affected by the AIDS crisis.--
Teens in crisis : how the industry serving struggling teens helps and hurts our kids by Frederic G Reamer( )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In recent years a dizzying array of programs has emerged to meet the needs of struggling teens and their families - wilderness therapy programs, therapeutic boarding schools, alternative schools, mentoring and court diversion programs, independent living programs, and myriad day treatment and partial hospitalization services. Yet not all of these offerings employ mental health professionals or follow evidence-based treatment protocols. Some programs are licensed and accredited, but many are not, and some use techniques that are highly controversial, even abusive, resulting in injury and accidental death." "Frederic G. Reamer and Deborah H. Siegel have written the first scholarly book on this influential and controversial industry. They begin with a time line of Americans' changing attitudes toward challenging teens and the programs and schools established to handle this population. Then they summarize reputable organizations, including a selection of community-based and residential programs and schools, and provide brief descriptions of typical services." "The authors candidly discuss a number of troubling scandals and tragedies, exposing the tragic consequences of emotionally and physically abusive practices, and recommend a range of empirically sound interventions for the clinical challenges of adolescent depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, oppositional behavior, eating disorders, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. The authors conclude with a blueprint for reform and twenty "best practice" principles relating to harm prevention, program-based discipline, industry regulation, quality assurance, parental involvement, staff education, and after-care services."--Jacket
Ethical dilemmas in social service by Frederic G Reamer( Book )

19 editions published between 1982 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 1,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the parole board : reflections on crime, punishment, redemption, and justice by Frederic G Reamer( )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Few people experience life inside of prison. Even fewer are charged with the formidable responsibility of deciding whether inmates should be released. In his twenty-four years on the Rhode Island Parole Board, Frederic G. Reamer has judged the fates of thousands of inmates, deciding which are ready to reenter society and which are not. It is a complicated choice that balances injury to victims and their families against an offender's capacity for transformation. With rich retellings of criminal cases--some banal, some brutal--On the Parole Board is a singular book that explains from an insider's perspective how a variety of factors play into the board's decisions: the ongoing effect on victims and their loved ones, the life histories of offenders, the circumstances of the crimes, and the powerful and often extraordinary displays of forgiveness and remorse. Pulling back the curtain on a process largely shrouded in mystery, Reamer lays bare the thorny philosophical issues of crime and justice and their staggering consequences for inmates, victims, and the public at large. Reamer and his colleagues often hope, despite encountering behavior at its worst, that criminals who have made horrible mistakes have the capacity for redemption. Yet that hope must be tempered with a realistic appraisal of risk, given the potentially grave consequences of releasing an inmate who may commit a future crime. This book will appeal to anyone interested in the complexities of the criminal justice system, the need to correct its injustices, and the challenges of those who must decide when justice has been served"--Provided by publisher
Boundary issues and dual relationships in the human services by Frederic G Reamer( )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Should a therapist disclose personal information to a client, accept a client's gift, or provide a former client with a job? Is it appropriate to exchange email or text messages with clients or correspond with them on social networking websites? Some acts, such as initiating a sexual relationship with a client, are clearly prohibited, yet what about more subtle interactions, such as hugging or accepting invitations to a social event or joining a client's social networking site? Can one maintain a friendship with a former client or client's relative, or is this a conflict of interest that ultim
Ethical standards in social work : a review of the NASW code of ethics by Frederic G Reamer( Book )

22 editions published between 1988 and 2018 in English and Occitan and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides social work professionals with a detailed overview and discussion of the NASW Code of Ethics as well as offering practical guidance to social workers seeking advice and consultation on ethical issues
Rehabilitating juvenile justice by Charles H Shireman( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social work malpractice and liability : strategies for prevention by Frederic G Reamer( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Risk management in social work : preventing professional malpractice, liability, and disciplinary action by Frederic G Reamer( )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This all new edition is based on Frederic G. Reamer's key reference for practitioners: Social Work Malpractice and Liability: Strategies for Prevention. Rooted in his own experiences as an expert witness in court and licensing board cases, the volume introduces the concepts of negligence, malpractice, and liability before turning to the subject of risk management. Drawing and reflecting on recent cases and research, Reamer details a variety of problems in the social work field relating to privacy and confidentiality, improper treatment and delivery of services, impaired practitioners, supervis
The philosophical foundations of social work by Frederic G Reamer( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Surprisingly little attention has been devoted to examining basic assumptions regarding the purpose, method, and perspective on which the social work profession rests. The Philosophical Foundations of Social Work explores core philosophical issues in the field, and demonstrates their far-reaching implications for practice and research." "Although the field of social work has grown to encompass knowledge and understanding of such issues as mental illness, poverty, aging, substance abuse, and community development, "Reamer argues that the profession's philosophical foundations have gone largely unexamined. "The heart of any profession," he writes, "consists of a philosophical oriented statement of purpose and perspective." This book lays the groundwork for such a task." "Beginning with an original and succinct assessment of political philosophy - specifically, the state's role in social welfare, distributive justice, equality, and welfare rights - Reamer turns his attention to major themes such as moral philosophy, logic, epistemology, and aesthetics." "While Reamer's philosophical framework is nuanced and sophisticated, he never loses sight of the practical applications of his theories in regard to case work, group practice, family intervention, social policy, and administration. The topics raised in this provocative account will be of enduring interest to students, educators, and practitioners."--Jacket
The foundations of social work knowledge by Frederic G Reamer( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The social work ethics audit : a risk management tool by Frederic G Reamer( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanying disc " ... provides users with easy access to the Audit instrument and the template for their Action plan."--Page vii
Social work research and evaluation skills : a case-based, user-friendly approach by Frederic G Reamer( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The social work ethics casebook : cases and commentary by Frederic G Reamer( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethics education in social work by Frederic G Reamer( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and Italian and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The teaching of social work ethics by Frederic G Reamer( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Heinous crime : cases, causes, and consequences
Heinous crime : cases, causes, and consequencesTangled relationships : managing boundary issues in the human servicesCriminal lessons : case studies and commentary on crime and justiceAIDS & ethicsTeens in crisis : how the industry serving struggling teens helps and hurts our kidsEthical dilemmas in social serviceEthical standards in social work : a review of the NASW code of ethicsSocial work malpractice and liability : strategies for prevention
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Reamer, Frederic 1953-

リーマー, フレデリック・G