Practicing social work with indigenous people

Alean Al-Krenawi, Stephen O. Jackson

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The practice of polygamy and honour killing (or the threat thereof) put cultural values of the client(s) and even the social worker against the ethics dictated by professional associations and the laws of the state. In many cases, the well-being and even the life of both may be threatened whether or not the social worker chooses to report the practice to authorities. The social worker must find ways to integrate and mediate the emic (personal and cultural) and etic (external) viewpoints to overcome dilemmas of a dual-role relationship and to develop a culturally appropriate intervention.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPublic Health
Subtitle of host publicationSome International Aspects
EditorsJoav Merrick
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781634846301
ISBN (Print)9781634846127
StatePublished - 2016

Publication series

Name Public Health: Practices, Methods and Policies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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