Professional Judgment and Ethics

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Book Chapter

Publication Date


Subject: LCSH

Community psychology




From the overview: "This chapter explores the ethical dimensions of community psychology practice and considers strategies that can enhance the ethical quality of one's work in the community. The value and limitations of professional principles, guidelines and standards are discussed, and the distinctive challenges associated with community psychology's commitment to a social justice agenda in multiple-stakeholder, culturally diverse environments are highlighted. The role of case analysis, journal keeping, and dialogue with colleagues in developing ethical competence is emphasized, along with the opportunities that the entry/contracting phase of community projects offers for preventing ethical conflicts."


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Publisher Citation

Morris, M. (2015). Professional judgment and ethics. In V. Scott & S. M. Wolfe (Eds.), Community Psychology: Foundations for Practice (pp. 132-156). Thousand Oaks, Caliif.: Sage.