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ERIC Number: EJ818676
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct-1
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-0160-7960
Kitchener's Principle Ethics: Implications for Counseling Practice and Research
Urofsky, Robert I.; Engels, Dennis W.; Engebretson, Ken
Counseling and Values, v53 n1 p67 Oct 2008
This extensive literature review examining the influence of K. S. Kitchener's (1984) introduction of principle ethics on counseling and psychology ethics notes the ultimate practicality of principle ethics. The authors maintain that although a strong influence of principle ethics in the area of counselor education emerges through the review, there is little clear evidence of influence in the areas of counseling research or practice. A primary reliance in the counseling professional literature on K. S. Kitchener's original work has likely resulted in a static understanding of the concepts and a concomitant theory-to-application knowledge gap. Implications include a more thorough and ongoing bridging between counseling ethics, philosophical ethics and practice, and a more overt presence of principle ethics.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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