Interprofessional Cooperation as Collective Ethics Work

Authors François Gillet , Ed de Jonge
Published in European Journal of Social Education
Publication date 2015
Research groups Innovative Social Services
Type Article


Sarah Banks (2012) describes ethics work mainly as the effort people put into developing themselves as good practitioners. She discerns six aspects of ethics work: identity work, framing work, reason work, emotion work, role work and performance work. Although ethics work focuses on the ethical development of individual practitioners within their profession, the concept and all its aspects can be transferred into an ethical guideline for the collective development of practitioners in interprofessional cooperation. As such the concept of collective interprofessional ethics work can also be used as a set of criteria for the ethical evaluation of interprofessional cooperation, as is shown on the basis of an experiment in Belgium


  • Ed de Jonge | Researcher | Innovative Social Services
    Ed de Jonge
    • Researcher
    • Research groups: Innovative Social Services

Language English
Published in European Journal of Social Education
Year and volume 2015 26/27
Page range 76-90

Innovative Social Services