Back in 2002, PARN undertook a research project to gain a perspective on the range of existing ethical codes and to develop principles of good practice for the writing of codes.
These research findings are particularly useful for professional bodies planning to revise their codes and to help newly professionalising occupations to be aware of what other professions do and to follow good practice principles.
The ethical codes of 52 professional bodies in the UK were analysed in detail and a workshop for professional bodies was held in February 2002 to discuss the research. A further 20 codes were analysed as the model was developed further.
Publications from this project
There are two publications available in relation based on this research: