Professional Ethics in Rural Canadian Psychology: Understanding the Experiences of Practising Psychologists

Judi L. Malone

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

Thematic analysisof transcripts led to three themes that were central tounderstanding the phenomenon of professional ethics for participants. Thefirst theme highlights the waythat demographic and practice characteristics may instigate ethicalissues. The second theme wasa compendium of thefive common ethical dilemmas asexperienced by rural Canadian psychologists. The third theme was an experiential exploration of ethical development through the ethical schema used by rural psychologists. While bound to its situational context and the participants' ability to articulate ethical processes, this research allowed for a rich and dynamic study of the meaning of those experiences. This study identified the need to further an understanding of professional ethics in rural practice, fostered recommendations for the profession, and provided some tangible ideas for rural Canadian professional practice.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Charles Sturt University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Thompson, Anthony, Principal Supervisor
Award date01 Aug 2009
Place of PublicationAustralia
Publisher
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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