Professional Accountability Comparison Essay

Professional Accountability
Examines the codes of ethics in organizations representing two fields, education and nursing.
# 53710 | 1,181 words | 2 sources | APA | 2004 | US
Published on Nov 24, 2004 in Medical and Health (Nursing) , Education (General) , Ethics (General)

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Examining codes of ethics in a comparative survey leads to the formation of perceived interdisciplinary standards. It is especially interesting to view the comparison as it pertains to an organization's deviance from or adherence to these standards. This paper compares two organizations regarding their respective codes of ethics: The American Nursing Association Code for Nurses and the University of Phoenix General Student Responsibilities, Standards of Student Behavior. The parameters emphasized in the comparison of respective codes of ethics of these organizations concentrate on issues such as confidentiality and privacy, professional relationships, and other associated ethical principles. These issues represent an important part of clinical and ethical duties, in the nursing profession especially, and by examining the codes of ethics comparatively, the paper presents several conclusions about where interdisciplinary agreement and dissonance lie.

From the Paper:

"In both the student and nursing organizations, professional relationships, in comparison to ethical principles, are not relationships between nursing professionals and clients, or students and teachers, but relationships between two or more professionals. These relationships are also covered in various ways by the various codes being discussed. Although dual relationships are possible within this context, the codes emphasize more of a sense of responsibility in maintaining a helping environment among co-existing professionals who respect each other and are not exploitative in their positions within hierarchical relationships. Issues of discrimination appear in this context as well as a multi-cultural context that takes into consideration the needs of both professionals and clients. Overall, professional relationships should provide the best sort of environment in which negative entropy can be approximated within the institutional setting."

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