Exploring the Ethics of Treatments for Depression: The Ethics of Care Perspective
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.
Smith College Studies in Social Work
Furman, Rich; Downey, Eleanor Pepi; and Jackson, Robert L., "Exploring the Ethics of Treatments for Depression: The Ethics of Care Perspective" (2004). Social Work & Criminal Justice Publications. 251.