Conflict of Interest in the Professions

Conflict of Interest in the Professions

by Michael Davis
     
 

ISBN-10: 019512863X

ISBN-13: 9780195128635

Pub. Date: 11/28/2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The notion of conflict of interest is more relevant today than ever. Ethical sensitivities about the relationship between professionals and those they serve is a source of constant debate. This book sets a new standard for work on this perennial topic, collecting a set of practical essays by top applied ethicists on a wide variety of professions and occupations.

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The notion of conflict of interest is more relevant today than ever. Ethical sensitivities about the relationship between professionals and those they serve is a source of constant debate. This book sets a new standard for work on this perennial topic, collecting a set of practical essays by top applied ethicists on a wide variety of professions and occupations.
Some conflicts of interest arise because a profession takes on many roles while serving one goal; others take on one role but serve multiple goals. Some conflicts are internal to the profession; others (such as family or business connections) are external. The essays in this volume address such diverse conflicts in a comprehensive way, in an attempt to make useful comparisons across professions.
Containing fifteen original chapters by noted scholars of applied ethics, this volume systematically explores professions including law, medicine, journalism, engineering, financial services, anthropology, film, physical therapy, and literary criticism. An introductory chapter surveys and contextualizes work on the topic, while the concluding chapter offers us a new way to compare conflicts of interest across professions and occupations. Conflict of Interest in the Professions will be of great practical interest to scholars of applied ethics and law, as well as to professionals in the fields discussed

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195128635
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Series:
Practical and Professional Ethics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)
Lexile:
1510L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Introduction3
ILaw and Government
1Law's Blindfold23
2Regulating the Conflict of Interest of Government Officials49
3Conflict of Interest as Risk Analysis61
IIProfessions Within Businesses
4Conflict of Interest in Journalism73
5Conflict of Interest in the Accounting Profession92
6Conflict of Interest in Engineering112
7Conflict of Interest on Corporate Boards129
IIIAcademics
8Counselors Who Teach and Teachers Who Counsel: Some Conflicts of Interest in Psychological and Philosophical Counseling159
9Resisting Reasonableness (including a response by Eric Hayot and Jeff King)182
10Conflict of Interest in Anthropology195
IVMarkets
11Financial Services217
12The Economics of the Critic237
13Conflict of Interest in the Hollywood Film Industry: Coming to America - Tales from the Casting Couch, Gross and Net, in a Risky Business249
VHealth Care
14Conflict of Interest in Medical Practice279
15Ethical Conflict in Correctional Health Services302
16Conflict of Interest and Physical Therapy314
VIEpilogue
17Comparing Conflict of Interest across the Professions335
Index353

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