Ethics and the Professions in Australia

TitleEthics and the Professions in Australia
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsFarrell, BJ, Cobbin, DM
JournalProfessional Ethics: A Multidisciplinary Journal
Volume5
Issue4
Pagination25-45
Type of ArticleJournal Article
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number1063-6579
AbstractAmong the traits of a profession, ethics is unexceptionally included. For this paper, a research model of 'mainstreaming' is introduced to ascertain the strength of commitment to an ethics culture by respondents from 47 associations representing 44 discrete professions in Australia. Sixteen criteria are proposed and analyzed to evaluate the ratings of the ethics function within the organizational endeavors of each of the associations. Three quarters of the Australian associations rated as having at least half of the criteria present, excepting 'date of implementation' and 'perspective'. Only for a small minority was the major task of supporting an ethical culture yet to be substantially undertaken.
NotesCover Date: Winter 1996.Source Info: 5(4), 25-45. Language: English. Journal Announcement: 32-4. Subject: AUSTRALIAN; ETHICS; METHODOLOGY; PROFESSIONALISM. Update Code: 20100311.
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