Title

Exploring the Ethics of Treatments for Depression: The Ethics of Care Perspective

Publication Date

6-1-2004

Document Type

Article

Abstract

This article explores the ethics of current treatments for depression through the lenses of social work values and ethics. As a vehicle for analysis, the approach associated with ethics of care will be utilized. Particular attention is paid to ethical dilemmas in the treatment of depression under the auspices of managed care companies. A case example is presented to help social workers understand these dilemmas in the context of practice. Adopting an ethics of care perspective would mandate that social workers become more politically active, and work toward integrating direct and indirect practice approaches in treating people who suffer from depression and similar problems.

Publication Title

Smith College Studies in Social Work

Volume

74

Issue

3

First Page

525

Last Page

538

DOI

10.1080/00377310409517733

Version

pre-print, post-print

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