Chapter 7. Ethical Infrastructures

  1. Ronald D. Francis

Published Online: 6 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444306514.ch7

Ethics for Psychologists, Second Edition

Ethics for Psychologists, Second Edition

How to Cite

Francis, R. D. (2009) Ethical Infrastructures, in Ethics for Psychologists, Second Edition, BPS Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444306514.ch7

Author Information

  1. Monash University, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 NOV 2009
  2. Published Print: 7 AUG 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405188784

Online ISBN: 9781444306514



  • ethical infrastructures - bases of infrastructures;
  • ethical infrastructure - combination of processes and organisational structures;
  • ethics committee needing a charter;
  • charter of client rights;
  • caveats and trust generation;
  • preventing ethical problems;
  • ethical informant (the whistleblower);
  • dissenting views and rational discussion;
  • identifying genuine whistleblower;
  • exposing malefactor


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Bases of Infrastructures

  • Charter of Client Rights

  • Preventing Ethical Problems

  • Case Studies

  • The Ethical Informant (The Whistleblower)

  • Exposing the Malefactor

  • Apologies

  • Psychology in Small Communities

  • Personal Morality and Professional Ethics