Archives for July 28th, 1998

CODES OF ETHICS AND ETHICAL CONDUCT:

Abstracts, PublicNet: 28 July, 1998

A view from the caring professions
Banks S
Public Money & Management, (UK), Jan-Mar 98 Vol 18 No 1
Start page: 27 No of pages: 4

Reviews the literature in identifying four views of the relationship between codes of ethics in professional work and ethical conduct – from being crucial to being antithetical; examines four codes of ethics in social work and other caring professions, and considers their principles/rules and functions (for client protection, etc.). Observes that they vary greatly, and discusses the meaning of ethical conduct in the context of professional practice; argues that practitioners need to be able to reflect on the meaning of principles and to apply these in an informed way. Calls for a dynamic relationship between codes and practice, and believes that a sense of belonging to a community of practitioners facilitates the enactment of principles.

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GOVERNMENT MOVES TO RETAIN KEEP STAFF IN THE NHS

Headlines, PublicNet: 28 July, 1998

The Government has taken steps to ensure that once staff train in the NHS – they stay with the NHS.

The measures may go some way to mitigating the problems expected by managers and unions within the service after the Chancellor’s indication that public sector salaries will not see any major improvements in the next three years.

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RESEARCH REPORT HIGHLIGHTS HOW TO ACHIEVE MULTI-ETHNIC SUCCESS

Headlines, PublicNet: 28 July, 1998

The ingredients of what makes a successful multi-ethnic public service have been highlighted in a new report.

The report follows a year long study undertaken by the Open University, who visited 11 primary and 18 secondary schools across the country already noted as being successful in meeting the educational needs and aspirations of their African-Caribbean, Bangladeshi and Pakistani pupils.

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