Ethics In Action: A Case Based Approach / Edition 1

Ethics In Action: A Case Based Approach / Edition 1

by Peggy Connolly, David R. Keller, Martin G. Leever, Becky Cox White
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405170972

ISBN-13: 9781405170970

Pub. Date: 01/06/2009

Publisher: Wiley

Through the analysis of forty ethical dilemmas drawn from real-life situations, Ethics in Action guides the reader through a process of moral deliberation that leads to the resolution of a variety of moral dilemmas.

  • Fosters critical thinking by evaluating the reasons people give to support their choices and actions
  • Challenges the paradigm of moral

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Overview

Through the analysis of forty ethical dilemmas drawn from real-life situations, Ethics in Action guides the reader through a process of moral deliberation that leads to the resolution of a variety of moral dilemmas.

  • Fosters critical thinking by evaluating the reasons people give to support their choices and actions
  • Challenges the paradigm of moral relativism that often impedes efforts to resolve moral dilemmas
  • Incorporates international perspectives often lacking in texts published for a U.S. audience

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405170970
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/06/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
545,719
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

About the Authors.

Foreword by Robert F. Ladenson.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction: Peggy Connolly.

Part I: Ethical Reasoning:.

1. A Brief Overview of Basic Ethical Theory: David R. Keller (Utah Valley University).

2. A Framework for Moral Reasoning: Eric H. Gampel.

Part II: Cases and Commentaries:.

3. The Eye of the Beholder: Ethical Issues in the Arts.

Case One: Monumental Controversies – The FDR Memorial.

Case Two: Fire Sale – Destroying Privately Owned Works of Art.

Case Three: What Price Immortality? – The Body Worlds Exhibition.

Case Four: Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers? – Returning Antiquities to Their Countries of Origin.

Case Five: Faux Paws – The Genetically Engineered Bunny.

4. Green Achers: Ethical Issues and the Environment.

Case Six: All Used Up and Nowhere to Glow – Goshute Nuclear Waste Siting and Native American Sovereignty.

Case Seven: Not in My Back Yard – Environmental Injustice and “Cancer Alley”.

Case Eight: The Boiled Frog – Global Warming, U.S. Interests, and Vulnerable Nations.

Case Nine: A Gorilla on the Grill is Worth Two in the Bush – Wild Meat, Malnutrition, and Biological Conservation.

Case Ten: Future Farmers – The Ecology, Economics, and Ethics of Genetically Modified Rice.

Case Eleven: Till Rivers Run Dry – Mexican-American Water Politics.

5. Plays Well With Others? Ethical Issues in Intra-social Conflicts.

Case Twelve: Am I My Brother’s Keeper? – What Are Friends For?.

Case Thirteen: Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Healthcare Professionals – Recruiting Nurses from Developing Nations.

Case Fourteen: Deadly Secrets – Releasing Confidential Medical Records to Law Enforcement Officers.

Case Fifteen: Perish the Thought! – Academic Affairs and “Community Values”.

Case Sixteen: The Sound and the Fury – Noises and Neighbors.

Case Seventeen: Shoot to Thrill – Gun Schools in the United States.

6. Healthy, Wealthy and Whys: Ethical Issues in Health Care.

Case Eighteen: Whose Life Is It Anyway? – Collisions Between Personal Conscience and Professional Obligations.

Case Nineteen: Congratulations! Did You Have a Boy or a Girl? – Surgical Interventions on Infants with Disorders of Sex Development.

Case Twenty: The Heart of the Matter – Who Decides When the Patient is Dead?.

Case Twenty-one: Lip Service – Cosmetic Use of Cadaver Tissue.

Case Twenty-two: Drug of Choice – Patients’ Access to Experimental Drugs.

Case Twenty-three: A Fevered Hand on a Cooling Brow – The Nurse’s Role in Aid-in-dying.

7. Business as Usual: Ethical Issues in the Marketplace.

Case Twenty-four: Sale of a Lifetime – Ovum “Donation”.

Case Twenty-five: Only God Can Make a Tree – Patenting Indigenous Plants.

Case Twenty-six: Body Shop – International Trafficking in Human Organs.

Case Twenty-seven: Straits of Strife – Japanese Whaling, Cultural Relativism, and International Politics.

Case Twenty-eight: Big Pharma Wants You – Direct-to-consumer Advertising.

Case Twenty-nine: This Gun’s For Hire – ExxonMobil and the Indonesian Military.

8. Freedom From or Freedom To? Ethical Issues in Government.

Case Thirty: Battle Scars – Suing the Government for Medical Malpractice.

Case Thirty-one: Does the Past Mean Never Having to Say We’re Sorry? – Reparations and Apologies.

Case Thirty-two: Words Fail – Institutional Responses to Creative Violence.

Case Thirty-three: The Idealism of Youth – Civil Disobedience and the BYU Honor Code.

Case Thirty-four: Britannia Waives the Rules – Collecting DNA on Arrestees.

Case Thirty-five: Land of the Free – The Gun Ban at the University of Utah.

9. School Days, School Daze: Ethical Issues in Education.

Case Thirty-six: Sheepskin or Fleece? – Plagiarism in University Classrooms.

Case Thirty-seven: Fire Up the Coffee Pot! Break Out the Ritalin! – Performance-enhancing Drugs in Academia.

Case Thirty-eight: When an A is Not an A – Grade Inflation in Universities.

Case Thirty-nine: Readin’, Writin’, and Rx-in’ – School Kids with Medical Needs.

Case Forty: Promises, Promises – Selling Genetic Material for Institutional Gain.

Part III: The Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl:.

10. History of the Ethics Bowl.

11. National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Competition.

Preparation.

12. Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl (IEB) Rules.

Regional Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Rules.

National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Championship Rules (2008)

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