A mediation profession in Australia : an improved framework for mediation ethics

Field, Rachael M. (2007) A mediation profession in Australia : an improved framework for mediation ethics. Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal, 18(3), pp. 178-185.

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This article considers the notion of a mediation 'profession' in Australia, and assesses the possibility of a greater acceptance of mediation as a nascent profession in its own right. The article is particularly concerned with the connection between conceptualizing mediation as a profession, and establishing a more sophisticated framework for ethical practice in mediation. The consideration of these issues works from the basis that the legitimacy of mediation rests on a strong ethical paradigm. The article argues that the strength of ethics in mediation will be enhanced if mediation practice is recognised as an independent professional field of endeavour, a new profession, as opposed to merely an industry or adjunct area of practice.

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ID Code: 18027
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: mediation profession, ethics
ISSN: 1441-7847
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Thomson Legal and Regulatory
Deposited On: 18 Feb 2009 05:03
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:33

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