Ethics in Psychology: Expanding Horizons

Thomas R. Kerkhoff and Stephanie L. Hanson

in The Oxford Handbook of Rehabilitation Psychology

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199733989
Published online November 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

 Ethics in Psychology: Expanding Horizons

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This chapter considers ongoing challenges in applied health care ethics from an international perspective. The nature of these challenges focuses upon fundamental ethical processes such as clinical and surrogate decision-making and informed consent, considers duty to provide care in difficult circumstances, discusses issues involved in health care research, and moves into the realm of applying technological advances. Additionally, consideration of cultural diversity presents serious issues of relevance in attempting to apply ethical concepts within the Western philosophical tradition. Finally, we consider the emerging professional competence movement within psychology and the role of ethics in developing and maintaining functional practice competencies.

Keywords: Ethics; rehabilitation; diversity; cultural factors

Article.  15067 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Clinical Psychology

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