Recent Submissions

  • A Missing but Relevant Concept for Ethics in Social Work 

    Weinberg, Merlinda. 2009. "A Missing but Relevant Concept for Ethics in Social Work." Canadian Social Work Review 26(2): 139-151.
    The theoretical concept of "moral distress" developed in the field of nursing to identify the psychological and emotional effects experienced by professionals when they feel blocked by institutional constraints from pursuing ...
  • Moral Distress: A Missing but Relevant Concept for Ethics in Social Work 

    Weinberg, Merlinda. 2009. "Moral Distress: A Missing but Relevant Concept for Ethics in Social Work." Canadian Social Work Review/Revue canadienne de service social 26(2): 139-151.
    The theoretical concept of "moral distress" developed in the field of nursing to identify the psychological and emotional effects experienced by professionals when they feel blocked by institutional constraints from pursuing ...
  • Seeking An Ethical Life: "Justice, justice shalt thou pursue" 

    Weinberg, Merlinda. 2010. "Seeking An Ethical Life: "Justice, justice shalt thou pursue"." Canadian Social Work Review/Revue canadienne de service social 27(1): 133-137.
    The postmodern era has exposed the inadequacy of the values of modernity -- rationalism, consumerism, scientism and individualism -- leading to disillusionment and a state of spiritual crisis for many individuals (Coates, ...
  • The Social Construction of Social Work Ethics: Politicizing and Broadening the Lens 

    Weinberg, Merlinda. 2010. "The Social Construction of Social Work Ethics: Politicizing and Broadening the Lens." Journal of Progressive Human Services 21(1): 32-44.
    Structural barriers and the intrinsic paradoxes of practice often lead to a discrepancy between what a social worker would like to do and what that individual actually implements, resulting in ethical tensions. However, ...
  • A Case for an Expanded Framework of Ethics in Practice 

    Weinberg, Merlinda. "A Case for an Expanded Framework of Ethics in Practice." Ethics & Behavior 15(4): 327-338.
    Using a case vignette as an illustration, an expanded framework for examining ethical issues in human service practice is proposed. The article argues that the helping relationship is multiply constructed through discursive ...
  • Pregnant with possibility: the paradoxes of "help" as anti-oppression and discipline with a young single mother 

    Weinberg, M.. 2006. "Pregnant with possibility: the paradoxes of "help" as anti-oppression and discipline with a young single mother." Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services 87(2): 161-169.
    This single case study of an outreach worker's service to a young, single, African-Canadian mother illustrates the paradoxes of help as both accommodation and resistance. Through a feminist, post-structural, qualitative ...