Creating a Climate of Ethical Choices in the Bereavement Profession - Session 5

Resolving Ethical issues – Part 1

Session Overview:

What do I do when following an ethical principle, I believe in is likely to produce a negative consequence for my employee/employer or for a client? What’s the difference between a rationalization and a good, ethical reason to set aside a principle? In this session we will look at the three different types of ethical problems, and how to recognize them. We will do an in-depth examination of the first two types and how they can be resolved. Examples will be taken from the bereavement sector.

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.