The Ethics Task Force has posted the latest draft principle for member review and comment. Here is a special message from the Task Force:
As a reminder, the task force has been asked to undertake a thorough review of our current code of ethics, and to suggest revisions. We have begun a process of drafting revisions, and are asking for your involvement in that process.
When reading through the postings, please keep in mind: rather than incorporating all of the complexities and areas of concern — as well as all the unique concerns and situations particular to a given subdiscipline or context of anthropological practice — into a single document, we are seeking to identify broad principles applicable to all anthropologists, principles which will be supported by layers of additional resources–explanatory text, examples from different contexts or areas of practice, case studies, and resources from other disciplines. We are asking for your involvement in drafting and refining these principles. We want to use your comments and suggestions to both revise the principles as appropriate and to help us determine if we’ve captured the concerns of the members, on the one hand, and the demands placed on the code on the other.
As you read through our blog postings over the next several months, please:
1. carefully read each principle as it is posted to the blog, paying attention to the content and thinking about its relevance to your practice
2. make relevant comments and suggestions on the blog site in a timely manner. Feel free to share personal stories, case examples, competing interpretations, etc.
3. pay attention to the ongoing conversations about the principles and do background reading if you are late to join the discussion of a particular topic
Thank you for being part of this important discussion.
-The Task Force