E-technology and community participation: exploring the ethical implications for community-based social workers

Shevellar, Lynda (2017) E-technology and community participation: exploring the ethical implications for community-based social workers. Australian Social Work, 70 2: 160-171. doi:10.1080/0312407X.2016.1173713


Author Shevellar, Lynda
Title E-technology and community participation: exploring the ethical implications for community-based social workers
Journal name Australian Social Work   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1447-0748
0312-407X
Publication date 2017-04-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/0312407X.2016.1173713
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 70
Issue 2
Start page 160
End page 171
Total pages 12
Place of publication Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Abstract To date, much of the work on social work, ethics and technology has been focused on clinical social work and micromorality—the ethical practices of the worker and their clients in one-on-one or therapeutic group interactions. In contrast, this article foregrounds social workers engaged in community work and the ethical implications at a macromoral level. Central to community-based social work, also known as social development work, is the principle of participation. In observing the ways e-technology is affecting community participation, the focus is upon communicative and social technologies, rather than assistive technologies, or technology enabled assessment. The article explores the intersection of these three themes of community participation, technology, and ethics to examine the implications for social workers located in the complex context of community work.
Keyword Community development
Macromorality
Ethics
Social work
E-technology
Participation
Community work
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Created: Tue, 07 Jun 2016, 19:29:11 EST by Dr Lynda Shevellar on behalf of School of Social Science