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Interprofessional Ethics: A Developing Field? Notes from the Ethics & Social Welfare Conference

Banks, S.



This article discusses the nature of interprofessional ethics and some of the ethical issues and challenges that arise when practitioners from different professions work closely together in the fields of health and social care. The article draws on materials from a conference on this theme, covering issues of confidentiality and information sharing in practice and research with vulnerable people; challenges for teaching and learning about ethics in interprofessional settings; the potential of virtue ethics and an ethic of care for understanding and handling ethical issues in interprofessional practice; and the extent to which interprofessional working may be about surveillance and control. It concludes that the need to understand and handle ethical issues in interprofessional working is contributing to the revitalisation of professional ethics as a dynamic field of study.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2010-11
Deposit Date Mar 28, 2013
Journal Ethics and Social Welfare
Print ISSN 1749-6535
Electronic ISSN 1749-6543
Publisher Taylor and Francis Group
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 4
Issue 3
Pages 280-294
Keywords Interprofessional Ethics, Health Care, Social Care, Virtue Ethics, Ethic of Care, Professions, Interprofessional Education.
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