chapter  23
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Teaching ethics for professional practice


A professional discipline’s ethical code is meant to reflect the profession’s values and purposes, and it is each individual’s responsibility to know, understand and professionally abide to the particular standards for the professional group of which they are a member. However, teaching ethics cannot be a mere translation of teaching professional codes. Since ethics are not universal, the chapter will begin by briefly commenting on ethics codes in the UK and those of several other countries, to demonstrate how professional ethic codes are borne out of particular contexts, followed by:

the link between the personal and the professional; some ways in which we can harness trainees’ development as ethical

professionals; how we can measure teaching and practice/placement outcomes.