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dc.creatorGibson, Kevinen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-09T00:14:46Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-09T00:14:46Zen
dc.date.created2003en
dc.date.issued2003en
dc.identifierdoi:10.1111/japp.2003.20.issue-1en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationJournal of Applied Philosophy 2003; 20(1): 17-29en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=Contrasting+role+morality+and+professional+morality:+implications+for+practice&title=Journal+of+Applied+Philosophy+&volume=20&issue=1&spage=17-29&date=2003&au=Gibson,+Kevinen
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/japp.2003.20.issue-1en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/1005524en
dc.description.abstractThe notion of role morality suggests individuals may adopt a different morality depending on the roles they undertake. Investigating role morality is important, since the mentality of role morality may allow agents to believe they can abdicate moral responsibility when acting in a role. This is particularly significant in the literature dealing with professional morality where professionals, because of their special status, may find themselves at odds with their best moral judgments. Here I tell four stories and draw out some distinctions. I conclude that role morality is a genuine and useful distinction. However, I suggest that the purported distinction between role morality and professional morality is over-determined. Therefore, alleged conflicts between the demands of role and profession (such as the different pressures on Pinto designers as employees and as engineers) are not conflicts between different kinds of demands, but rather conflicts arising from divergent roles that most workers will encounter regularly. Another analytical perspective is to look at moral choices at work in terms of power and the ability to bring about change. Finally, I draw the implication that we should stress moral awareness at a fairly abstract level for all employees and reinforce the moral primacy of individual choice.en
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dc.sourceeweb:252969en
dc.subjectLiteratureen
dc.subjectMoralityen
dc.subjectPoweren
dc.subject.classificationCodes of / Position Statements on Professional Ethicsen
dc.subject.classificationSociology of Health Careen
dc.subject.classificationApplied and Professional Ethicsen
dc.subject.classificationPhilosophy of Medicineen
dc.titleContrasting Role Morality and Professional Morality: Implications for Practiceen
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