The Codes of Ethics Used by the Professions in Australia

TitleThe Codes of Ethics Used by the Professions in Australia
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsFarrell, BJ, Cobbin, DM
JournalProfessional Ethics: A Multidisciplinary Journal
Type of ArticleJournal Article
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number1063-6579
AbstractThe study analyzes the characteristics and contents of 35 codes of ethics from the professions in Australia. Code material is classified according to categories reported by other researchers (inspirational and prescriptive), and according to allodial and decretal attributes. The latter classification is based on the presence or absence of adequate operational definitions that provide reliable outcomes in the scientific sense. Sixty three percent of codes in the Australian professions do not have decretal content, suggesting that this percentage of associations have chosen to empower members to make their own ethical decisions in matters of professional behavior.
NotesCover Date: Summer 1999.Source Info: 7(2), 23-40. Language: English. Journal Announcement: 35-1. Subject: AUSTRALIAN; CODE OF ETHICS; ETHICS; PROFESSION. Update Code: 20100311.
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