With professional ethics advice I focus on the interaction between personal values, professional values statements, and workplace ethics.

This service is intended for working professionals.  This doesn’t mean you need to be a doctor, lawyer, architect, IT worker, medical professional, or any of the many other people with qualifications in the traditional professions.

According to the umbrella group Professions Australia :

Professions Australia

A profession is a disciplined group of individuals who adhere to ethical standards and who hold themselves out as, and are accepted by the public as possessing special knowledge and skills in a widely recognised body of learning derived from research, education and training at a high level, and who are prepared to apply this knowledge and exercise these skills in the interest of others.

(See http://www.professions.com.au/about-us/what-is-a-professional)

I offer specialized consultations on any matter of ethics concerning the individual professional: chiefly though not exclusively, this means:

  • workplace ethics problem analysis (Some people call these problems dilemmas but, mostly, they are not.) and
  • moral relationship repair.

This service sometimes turns into a  Philosophical Counselling session.

Professional values statements

All professional societies have a code of ethics (for the variants conduct, behaviour, and practice see Codes of Ethics.

These are meant to guide the working professional in their workaday lives.

I can:

  • help individual professionals make sense of their profession’s code,
  • help professional societies construct, analyze, and utilize their code.

Workplace ethics

Many workplaces have a code of ethics.  They usually express what the senior managment want the rest of the workplace to believe to be the values of the workplace. Mostly, they are different to both individual and societal codes.

The Problem

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As you can see there is the possibility that, all three are usually not identical and, that is where,frequently, problems arise.