Creating a Climate of Ethical Choices in the Bereavement Profession - Session 2

Ethical Theory: Religion and Reason

Session Overview:

Why should I “do the right thing”? What’s in it for me? And who’s to judge what is right or wrong anyway? Aren’t right and wrong relative? Ethical theorists have been grappling with these questions for centuries and their answers may surprise you. In this session we’ll explore the early Western theories and what they have to say about personal and professional behaviour, with examples that focus on the bereavement profession.

Carey Smith
Jane Ann has written two Professional Ethics Textbooks, The Right Choice: Making Ethical Decisions on the Job and Ethics in Action: Making Ethical Decisions in Your Daily Life used in colleges across Canada. She has taught professional ethics at the college level for over a decade, as well as teaching corporate ethics through Conestoga College's corporate training department for many years. She has spoken and offered workshops at numerous conferences across North America and Internationally as well as offering hands-on workshops. Jane Ann has her degree in Adult Education, as well as a B.A. and M.A. in English and Communications.