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<i>Professional Ethics in Context</i>

Alan Cribb

in Health and the Good Society

Published in print October 2005 | ISBN: 9780199242733
Published online May 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603549 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199242739.003.0007

Series: Issues in Biomedical Ethics

 							Professional Ethics in Context

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This chapter focuses on some of the tensions and interactions between what might be called the vocational and institutional identities of health professionals, between the ways in which they would like to think they act and the ways in which institutional regimes ‘make’ them act. Topics discussed include the nature of healthcare professionalism, the division of ethical labour, models of healthcare professionalism, and value allocation and professional dilemma.

Keywords: healthcare professionalism; ethical labour; professional ethics; vocational identities; institutional identities

Chapter.  7686 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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