What is professional ethics?

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Abstract

The very term ‘professional ethics’ is puzzling with respect to what both ‘professional’ and ‘ethics’ might mean. I argue (1) that professionalism is ambiguous as to whether or not it is implicitly committed to ethical practice; (2) that to be ‘professionally’ ethical is at best ambiguous, if not in fact bizarre; and (3) that, taken together, these considerations suggest that professional ethics is something to be avoided rather than lauded.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-244
Number of pages6
JournalNursing Ethics
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

Keywords

  • Codes
  • ethics
  • morality
  • professional
  • professional ethics

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