Code of Ethics and Conduct - Study Notes

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Unformatted text preview: (new entrants) Ceiling: at maximum help remind people of the ideals of their work (what does my profession stand for?) o Codes of ethics are a way to communicate them - Professionals owe more than ordinary people because they are in a greater position to do harm o Professionals are more socially empowered - Codes of ethics can convey to “outsiders” what they can expect from “insiders” (people within the business) which essentially helps smooth relations business or non-business Bayles on Professional –Client Relations 4 Models (first three models are flawed and the last one is the best one): 1) Agency: professional is the agent of the client a. Client has all power (capability) and authority (right to use that capability) b. Professional is just the hired gun Tuesday, January 24, 2012 c. Bad model according to Bayles because the reason why the client goes to the professional is to get that power and capability d. Ignores the fact that professionals have third party obligations (i.e. lawyers have duty of justice and not just to the clients) 2) “Contract”/Equality: both power and authority are equally distributed a. Bayles says this is only going to work if the client knows as much as the professional b. Would work for the engineering business, because they both parties usually know about engineering…usually not the case for other things like doctors and their clients etc… c. Leaves unresolved agreement – in the end no one is empowered to call the shots, which means more work or else it breaks down 3) Paternalism a. Professional who has all the power and authority b. Client is just at the...
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