Ethical Issues in Professional Life / Edition 1

Ethical Issues in Professional Life / Edition 1

by Joan C. Callahan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195050266

ISBN-13: 9780195050264

Pub. Date: 03/31/1988

Publisher: Oxford University Press


When (if ever) may a professional deceive a client for the client's own good? Under what conditions (if any) is whistle-blowing morally required? These are just some of the questions that scholars as diverse as Michael D. Bayles, Thomas Nagel, Sissela Bok, Jessica Mitford, and Peter A. French confront in this stimulating anthology. Organized around philosophical…  See more details below

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When (if ever) may a professional deceive a client for the client's own good? Under what conditions (if any) is whistle-blowing morally required? These are just some of the questions that scholars as diverse as Michael D. Bayles, Thomas Nagel, Sissela Bok, Jessica Mitford, and Peter A. French confront in this stimulating anthology. Organized around philosophical issues such as the moral foundations of professional ethics, models of the professional-client relationship, deception, informed consent, privacy and confidentiality, professional dissent, and professional virtue, the volume illuminates the complex ethical issues that arise in journalism, law, health care, counseling, education, engineering, business, politics, and social science research. A variety of pedagogic aids including clear introductions to and study questions for each set of readings, concrete cases designed to focus discussion, and an appendix on preparing cases and position papers, make the text invaluable for both students and teachers of professional ethics.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195050264
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
03/31/1988
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
637,104
Product dimensions:
9.19(w) x 6.44(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

PART I: CONCEPTUAL AND FOUNDATIONAL ISSUES
Basics and Background
Professions and Professionalism
Occupational and Personal Morality
Professionals and Clients: Models and Metaphors
PART II: SOME RECURRING MORAL PROBLEMS
Deception, Informed Consent, Privacy and Confidentiality
PART III: RESPONSIBILITY, DISSENT, AND JUSTICE
Individual and Collective Responsibility
Social Responsibility and Professional Dissent
Social Responsibility and Justice
APPENDIX I: Sample Codes of Professional Ethics
APPENDIX II: Preparing Cases and Position Papers

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