David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
My aim is to demonstrate that professionals perceive they have a right to refuse to provide their services and are currently acting accordingly. This thesis explores whether a professional right to refuse services exists; if so, the limits of this right; and whether a professional 'right' to refuse services ought to exist and in what circumstances. This requires analysis of whether refusals to provide professional services might be considered unethical conduct according to existing codes of ethics and moral theories, unprofessional conduct within the norms of professional regulatory and disciplinary bodies, or illegal conduct according to Canadian law, in particular, human rights law. The issues are examined primarily with reference to physicians who treat patients and some comparisons are made with physician clinical researchers and lawyers. The shift from a duty-based system of professional service to a rights-based system of professional privileges has led to conflicting goals of professional self-regulation, and some possible resolutions to this conflict are explored
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Only published papers are available at libraries|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Mark R. Wicclair (2008). Is Conscientious Objection Incompatible with a Physician's Professional Obligations? Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 29 (3):171--185.
Nicola Higgs-Kleyn & Dimitri Kapelianis (1999). The Role of Professional Codes in Regarding Ethical Conduct. Journal of Business Ethics 19 (4):363 - 374.
Donald Nicolson & Julian Webb (2000). Professional Legal Ethics: Critical Interrogations. OUP Oxford.
Anusorn Singhapakdi, C. P. Rao & Scott J. Vitell (1996). Ethical Decision Making: An Investigation of Services Marketing Professionals. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 15 (6):635 - 644.
Bruce Jennings (1991). The Regulation of Virtue: Cross-Currents in Professional Ethics. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 10 (8):561 - 568.
Justin Oakley (2001). Virtue Ethics and Professional Roles. Cambridge University Press.
Sarah Banks (2004). Ethics, Accountability, and the Social Professions. Palgrave Macmillan.
J. L. A. Garcia (2007). Health Versus Harm: Euthanasia and Physicians' Duties. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 32 (1):7 – 24.
Ann Neale (1996). Professional Conduct and Professional Misconduct: A Framework and its Application to the Accounting Profession. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 15 (2):219 - 226.
Mark R. Nixon (1994). Ethical Reasoning and Privileged Information: Resolving Moral Conflict. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 13 (7):571 - 577.
Stephanie J. Bird (1998). The Role of Professional Societies: Codes of Conduct and Their Enforcement. Science and Engineering Ethics 4 (3):315-320.
Dhruvi Kakkad (2005). A New Ethical Praxis: Psychologists' Emerging Responsibilities in Issues of Social Justice. Ethics and Behavior 15 (4):293 – 308.
Herman Nys & Paul Schotsmans (2000). Professional Autonomy in Belgium. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 21 (5):425-439.
Maureen Muldoon (2006). Professional Ethics Considerations of Research Ethics Board Members in Canada. Business and Professional Ethics Journal 25 (1/4):67-80.
Added to index2011-01-07
Total downloads6 ( #162,810 of 1,088,400 )
Recent downloads (6 months)0
How can I increase my downloads?