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dc.contributor.advisorWestbrook, Lynnen
dc.creatorIakovakis, Clarke Lawsonen
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-20T18:10:47Zen
dc.date.available2011-07-20T18:10:47Zen
dc.date.created2011-05en
dc.date.issued2011-07-20en
dc.date.submittedMay 2011en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2011-05-3522en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractHelping professionals help people to achieve optimal functionality and fulfillment in the physical, psychological, emotional and intellectual domains. Well-defined ethical standards for practitioners are crucial to such a vital endeavor. This study analyzes the official codes of ethics produced by the professional organizations of five of the helping professions: librarianship, psychology, social work, nursing, and education. In the ethics codes is sought interpretation of four moral principles—respect for autonomy, justice, beneficence, and non-maleficence—and four professional responsibilities—fidelity, veracity, privacy, and confidentiality. These are grounded, respectively, in the “common morality” or the core norms exercised by all morally serious people, and the “professional morality,” or the core norms exercised by all moral professionals. How do the professions define, interpret, and express the principles and responsibilities? This interdisciplinary study clarifies and allows comparison of the expressed values of each profession. It is a critical examination of professional codes of ethics, and an argument for their explicit grounding in a larger morality.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectEthicsen
dc.subjectProfessional ethicsen
dc.subjectMoralityen
dc.subjectLibrarianshipen
dc.subjectSocial worken
dc.subjectPsychologyen
dc.subjectNursingen
dc.subjectEducationen
dc.subjectLibrary ethicsen
dc.subjectSocial work ethicsen
dc.subjectPsychology ethicsen
dc.subjectNursing ethicsen
dc.subjectEducation ethicsen
dc.subjectCodes of ethicsen
dc.titleAn interdisciplinary inquiry into the ethics codes of the helping professions : interpretations of moral principles and professional responsibilitiesen
dc.date.updated2011-07-20T18:10:52Zen
dc.identifier.slug2152/ETD-UT-2011-05-3522en
dc.contributor.committeeMemberZhang, Yanen
dc.description.departmentInformationen
dc.type.genrethesisen
thesis.degree.departmentInformationen
thesis.degree.disciplineInformationen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science in Information Studiesen


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