Creating a Climate of Ethical Choices in the Bereavement Profession - Session 4

Ethical Theories:  Principles and Consequences

Session Overview:

How do I know whether what’s good for my business is also good for my clients? How do I juggle what’s beneficial for me against what’s beneficial for others? How do I determine whether my business practices are substantively fair to all my employees despite their different needs, abilities and circumstances? This session will include principle-based ethics and consequence-based ethics, how they differ and how they can be used together to create responsible, caring business practices. We will also discuss feminist ethics and substantive fairness versus equal treatment.

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.