Eighteen rules for writing a code of professional ethics.

TitleEighteen rules for writing a code of professional ethics.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsDavis, M
JournalScience and engineering ethics
Date Published2007 Jun
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number1353-3452
Keywordsbusiness , codes , ENGINEERING , ethics , professional codes of ethics , SCIENCE , Scientific , SOCIAL sciences , societies , writing
AbstractMost professional societies, scientific associations, and the like that undertake to write a code of ethics do so using other codes as models but without much (practical) guidance about how to do the work. The existing literature on codes is much more concerned with content than procedure. This paper adds to guidance already in the literature what I learned from participating in the writing of an important code of ethics. The guidance is given in the form of "rules" each of which is explained and (insofar as possible) justified. The emphasis is on procedure.
Home Web Sitehttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17717731?dopt=Abstract
Alternate JournalSci Eng Ethics
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PubMed ID17717731