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[25 Sep 2009 | One Comment | 3,310 views]

–continuity insights–
–by John Orlando–
An important step in professionalizing a field of practice is the formation of codes of ethics that outline a practitioner’s responsibilities.
New professions tend to grow along predictable trajectories. Growth begins when practitioners form associations to share information. The associations establish professional standards, followed by certifications. Eventually, higher education programs emerge that both provide a broad and deep understanding of the profession, and validate the profession to the outside world. One important step in professionalizing process is the formation of codes of ethics that outline a practitioner’s responsibilities. …