Professional Judgement in Ethical Decision Making: Dialogue and Relationship

  • Ron Lehr
  • John Sumarah

Abstract

This article examines the role of professional judgement in the ethical decision-making process. Drawing on the personalist philosophy of John MacMurray, and the CCA Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice, the authors propose that a social constructivist approach involving dialogue and relationship complement the current internal psychologically based ethical decision-making models. An examination of the literature on ethical decision-making is followed by an overview of MacMurray's philosophy and its ethical implications for counsellors.
Published
2007-02-02
How to Cite
Lehr, R., & Sumarah, J. (2007). Professional Judgement in Ethical Decision Making: Dialogue and Relationship. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 38(1). Retrieved from https://cjc-rcc.ucalgary.ca/article/view/58726
Section
Special Articles/ Articles spéciaux

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