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Ethical Decision Making in School Mental Health

James C. Raines and Nic T. Dibble


There are three essential differences between this book and most others in the field of ethics. First, instead of focusing on specific issues, it focuses on the process of ethical decision-making. Second, instead of writing for a specific profession, it is written for all mental health professionals working in elementary and secondary schools. Finally, most other books on ethics assume that they are writing for the individual ethical agent, it argues that the best ethical decisions are made in collaboration with others. The books examines a seven-step process for resolving difficult ethical di ... More

Keywords: adolescents, children, collaborative decision making, ethics, legal issues, mental health, moral development, school nurses, school counselling

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199735853
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735853.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James C. Raines, author
Illinois State University

Nic T. Dibble, author
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction