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Professional Accountability

Professional accountability looks at the contemporary emphasis for greater reliance on standard setting and on competence as opposed to ethicality.

Overview

Author(s): Dimity Kingsford Smith and Justine Rogers

This title considers the change from the professional ethos of autonomy and independent action to the contemporary emphasis on accountability as the dominant approach to professions’ governance. It considers how professions and professionals are made accountable, to whom and for what. It concludes with an analysis of the significance of the change.