- Advises and acts according to law –
- Voluntary assumption of self-discipline beyond requirements of law –
- Able to work with due care and skill –
- Acts in client’s best interest –
- Dishonesty / theft.
- Failing to work with care and skill.
- Divulging confidences.
- Evading tax and other legal obligations.
- Contingency fees.
- Bringing profession into disrepute.
- Bribery and corruption.
The true differentiators
- A true profession is self-regulated.
- It is driven by its own value system.
I would like to believe it is driven by a passion for all the things it stands for at a group and individual level.
Various levels of acceptable practice
- Legal – that which is prescribed by law.
- Societal – what society expects.
- Norms – what is usually done and has become acceptable practice.
- Values – personal or group values.
- Common practice – similar to norms.
- Group ethics – that which is prescribed by a group of individuals.
- Individual ethics – your own view of what constitutes ethical practice.
- Group think – behaviour that is enforced by the many and deviation is considered betrayal by the group.
Ethical analysis on assignments
- Consider a past assignment where there was an ethical dilemma.
- Complete the “Ethical Analysis on assignments” questionnaire. (that follows)
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Relevant Information Test – Have I/we obtained as much information as possible to make an informed decision and action plan for this situation?
Involvement Test – Have I/we involved all who have a right to have input and/or to be involved in making this decision and action plan?
Consequential Test – Have I/we anticipated and attempted to accommodate for the consequences of this decision and action plan on any who are significantly affected by it?
Fairness Test – If I/we were assigned to take the place of any one of the stakeholders in this situation, would I/we perceive this decision and action plan to be essentially fair, given all of the circumstances?
Enduring Values Test – Does this decision and action plan uphold my/our priority enduring values that are relevant to this situation?
Universality Test – Would I/we want this decision and action plan to become a universal law applicable to all similar situations, even to myself/ourselves?
Light-of-day Test – How would I/we feel and be regarded by others (working associates, family, etc.) if the details of this decision and action plan were disclosed for all to know?