Ethics and Professionalism

9780812212631: Paperback
Release Date: 1st February 1988

Dimensions: 152 x 229

Number of Pages: 408

University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

Ethics and Professionalism

Paperback / £23.99

John Kultgen explores the ways morality and professional ideals are connected. In assessing the moral impact of professionalism in our society, he examines both the structure and organization of occupations and the ideals and ideology associated with professions.

Differing from standard treatments of professional ethics, Ethics and Professionalism recognizes that it is the practices within the professions that determine whether rules and ideals are used as masks for self-interest or for genuinely moral purposes.

Preface

1. Introduction: Professionalism and Morality

PART 1. NORMATIVE CONSIDERATIONS
2. Ethical Premises
3. Utopian Vision and Piecemeal Reform

PART 2. MODELS OF PROFESSIONS
4. Sociological Theories
5. The Functionalist Model
6. The Cloak of Ideology
7. The Subscapular Reality

PART 3. STRUCTURAL CHANGE
8. Charters, Contracts, and Covenants
9. Reconstitution of Institutions
10. Professional Codes

PART 4. THE PROFESSIONAL IDEAL
11. Ideals and Character
12. Paternalism and Client Autonomy
13. The Pedagogical Imperative
14. Professionalism Sans Professions

Appendix
Bibliogrpahy
Index of Names
Index of Subjects

"This book provides a functional analysis of what it means to be a profession or a professional society."—Journal of Mass Media Ethics