Argument for Action: Ethics and Professional Conduct
This book will help professions and professionals to identify their contribution to society and to understand the argument in which they must engage if they are to justify their conduct. Because of their specialized expertise and power, the task is both difficult and pressing. The work is divided into two parts. Part 1 discusses the concepts 'ethics' and 'professional conduct', indicating their dimensions and contested nature. In each case, following examination and analysis of relevant literature, a conceptual framework or model is proposed for locating instances of, in turn, ethics and professional conduct. In Part 2, the model of ethical choice is used to discuss the ethical justification of professional conduct in the various forms, locations, and stages provided by its social setting. In this way, it provides grounding arguments for relevant action by professionals and others dealing with professionals. The book concludes with a proposal for a national standing commission on the professions.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
What is Ethics?
Dimensions of Ethical Conduct
What is Professional Conduct?
10 other sections not shown
Other editions - View all
achieve activities administration agency agenda-setting Alasdair MacIntyre and/or argued assessment Australian Australian Senate autonomy become behaviour bioethics Carr-Saunders and Wilson claims clients commitment concept concerned cultural decision-making decisions democratic Descriptive ethics Dingwall division of labour economic employers ethical agenda ethically challenging situation ethically justified ethicists evaluation expertise focus Freidson function groups human conduct human well-being influence institutional review boards institutions interests involved knowledge and skills liberal democratic living MacIntyre membership Michael Kirby modern society moral organizational particular person political practice practitioners prime value principles profession professional agent professional associations professional conduct professional occupations purposes rational action rational ethical reasons relation relationship relevant requires responding agent responsibility role rules seen significant social workers specialized standards status various voluntary welfare organizations Wolfenden Committee