In the previous chapter the idea of discursive ethics was discussed as a basis for a practical response to ethical pluralism. This chapter looks at the challenge that a discursive approach creates for the re-evaluation of professional ethics, examining in particular the implications of contemporary ideas for codes of ethics. Four substantive approaches to ethics have been considered in detail in Chapters 4 to 7: the ethics of compassion as an intelligent emotion; the ethics of care; the ethics of ecology; and postmodern ethics. Each chapter examined a substantive approach in relation to key aspects of the caring professions that were outlined in Chapter 3, that is the content (practices), the focus (objectives), the social relations and the social mandate of these professions.
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