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.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||01 Aug 2009|
|Place of Publication||Australia|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|