I believe ethics is hard. It is one dimension that makes the work of the chaplain hard. I don't believe ethical decision making can be 'solved' or made any easier by a few sheets of paper, no matter how wise the words they contain. I don't believe belonging to a "profession" makes one any more ethical than otherwise. However, I have recently read a number of articles (Morhmann, for one) calling for the "professionalization" or chaplaincy under more stringent entry standards, greater oversight, and through the creation and application of a standard code of "professional ethics." Naturally, I am suspicious.