The discourse on ethics and expertise in professional practice

Gail Jensen, Clare Delany

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    Professions have a long history of an ethical or public-serving purpose. Professionals, unlike businesses, pledge to protect fellow human beings in vulnerable states (Sullivan, 2005; Pellegrino & Thomasma, 1993). However, one of the criticisms of professions throughout the twentieth century has been the emphasis placed on the internal professional, technical and specialty expertise (Sullivan, 2005), rather than external engagement and purpose in relation to clients and the community.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProfessional practice discourse Marginalia
    EditorsJoy Higgs, Franziska Trede
    Place of PublicationRotterdam
    PublisherSense Publishers
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Electronic)9789463006002
    ISBN (Print)9789463005982
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

    Publication series

    NamePractice, Education, Work and Society

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