This book explores the far-reaching ethical implications of recent changes in the organization and practice of the social professions, including social work, community and youth work. Drawing on moral philosophy, professional ethics and new empirical research, the author explores such questions as:
* Can any occupation justifiably claim a special set of ethics?
* What is the impact of the new 'ethics of distrust' on the autonomy discretion and creativity of practitioners?
* How does inter-professional working challenge conceptions of professional identities and roles?
* Do 'professional ethics' act as an obstruction to constructive developments?
Combing interviews with practitioners with developments in ethical theory, Ethics, Accountability and the Social Professions shows the complexity and range of issues at stake.
|Introduction: Exploring Professional Ethics|
|The Social Professions and the Calling to Care|
|Professional Ethics and Ordinary Ethics|
|Professional Ethics and Moral Philosophy|
|From Philosophical Principles to Professional Practice: The Form and Function Codes of Ethics|
|Interprofessional Working - Issues of Identity, Values and Culture|
|The New Accountability and the Ethics of Distrust|
|Called to Account: the Response of the Social Professions|
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Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 221
Published: 25th November 2003
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.7 x 14.0 x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 1