Developing and Implementing Codes of Ethics

Alan Lawton


This article argues for an holistic approach to the design and implementation of codes of ethics. Such an approach combines both the integrity and compliance approaches to codes of ethics and recommends the involvement of those who will be subject to the codes in the development of the codes. It is recognised that codes are a necessary but not sufficient element in the development of an ethical culture.


codes; ethics; implementation

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