Professional codes of ethics set out the behaviours required of individual members of that profession, placing responsibility on the individual to uphold what are considered to be 'Â€Â˜professional standards'. Sociologists Abbott (1983) and Bauman (2008) question this assumption, suggesting it amounts to a failure of collective responsibility for professional ethics. This paper explores these notions in the field of ethics generally and professional ethics in particular, before applying them to the field of public relations. It challenges assumptions about the role of professional bodies and their capacity for representing the 'ethical voice'Â€Â™ of a profession, given the conflicting roles as both champion of member interests and guarantor of societal value of that profession.
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|Event||Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (was Eurospeech) - London, United Kingdom|
Duration: 17 Jun 2013 → 21 Jun 2013
|Conference||Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (was Eurospeech)|
|Period||17/06/13 → 21/06/13|