This book is about ethics in coaching. The title of the handbook implies that it will provide a guide to resolving in a right way complex ethical issues that are abundant in the multiple situations that arise in our work – easier said than done! Although there are ethical codes in all professions, they are not precise for a good reason and do not offer ready-made answers every time we face a dilemma or ethical concern. Furthermore, what is ‘right and wrong’ or ‘good and bad’, even in principle, are notoriously amongst the most difficult questions in philosophy. This means that to hope for clear and simple answers in applied practices is more than optimistic.
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