ERIC Number: EJ835640
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
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Innovative Service or Proselytizing: Exploring when Services Delivery Becomes a Platform for Unwanted Religious Persuasion
Sherr, Michael E.; Singletary, Jon E.; Rogers, Robin K.
Social Work, v54 n2 p157-165 2009
In this article, the authors explore the question: When does services delivery cross the line and become an opportunity for proselytizing? The authors posit that social workers have a justifiable concern for usurping their professional and privileged roles to influence such an important part of their clients' lives. A case study of one Christian nonprofit agency indicates that social workers need to be cautious as they seek to provide ethical practice in religious settings. The authors conclude by recommending guidelines for social work practice in religious organizations.
Descriptors: Social Work, Caseworkers, Case Studies, Ethics, Religious Factors, Christianity, Guidelines, Religious Organizations
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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