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
     
 

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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

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:
1,103,473
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

About the Authors xi

Foreword Robert F. Ladenson xiii

Preface xv

Acknowledgments xvii

Introduction Peggy Connolly 1

Part I Ethical Reasoning 9

1 A Brief Overview of Basic Ethical Theory David R. Keller 11

2 A Framework for Moral Reasoning Eric H. Gampel 50

Part II Cases and Commentaries 79

3 The Eye of the Beholder: Ethical Issues in the Arts 81

Case 1 Monumental Controversies - The FDR Memorial 82

Case 2 Fire Sale - Destroying Privately Owned Works of Art 100

Case 3 What Price Immortality? - The Body Worlds Exhibition 112

Case 4 Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers? - Returning Antiquities to Their Countries of Origin 120

Case 5 Faux Paws - The Genetically Engineered Bunny 130

4 Green Achers: Ethical Issues and the Environment 132

Case 6 All Used Up and Nowhere to Glow - Goshute Nuclear Waste Siting and Native American Sovereignty 133

Case 7 Not in My Back Yard - Environmental Injustice and "Cancer Alley" 148

Case 8 The Boiled Frog - Global Warning, US Interests, and Vulnerable Nations 164

Case 9 A Gorilla on the Grill is Worth Two in the Bush - Wild Meat, Malnutrition, and Biological Conservation 179

Case 10 Future Farmers - The Ecology, Economics, and Ethics of Genetically Modified Rice 186

Case 11 Till Rivers Run Dry - Mexican-American Water Politics 194

5 Plays Well With Others? Ethical Issues in Intra-social Conflicts 199

Case 12 Am I My Brother's Keeper? - What Are Friends For? 200

Case 13 Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Healthcare Professionals - Recruiting Nurses from Developing Nations 209

Case 14 Deadly Secrets - Releasing Confidential Medical Records to Law-Enforcement Officers 225

Case 15 Perish the Thought! -Academic Affairs and "Community Values" 235

Case 16 The Sound and the Fury - Noises and Neighbors 245

Case 17 Shoot to Thrill - Gun Schools in the United States 250

6 Healthy, Wealthy and Whys: Ethical Issues in Healthcare 254

Case 18 Whose Life Is It Anyway? - Collisions between Personal Conscience and Professional Obligations 255

Case 19 Congratulations! Did You Have a Boy or a Girl? - Surgical Interventions on Infants with Disorders of Sex Development 270

Case 20 The Heart of the Matter - Who Decides When the Patient is Dead? 292

Case 21 Lip Service - Cosmetic Use of Cadaver Tissue 302

Case 22 Drug of Choice - Patients' Access to Experimental Drugs 309

Case 23 A Fevered Hand on a Cooling Brow - The Nurse's Role in Aid-in-dying 312

7 Business as Usual: Ethical Issues in the Marketplace 321

Case 24 Sale of a Lifetime - Ovum "Donation" 322

Case 25 Only God Can Make a Tree - Patenting Indigenous Plants 350

Case 26 Body Shop - International Trafficking in Human Organs 374

Case 27 Straits of Strife - Japanese Whaling, Cultural Relativism, and International Politics 391

Case 28 Big Pharma Wants You - Direct-to-consumer Advertising 399

Case 29 This Gun's For Hire - ExxonMobile and the Indonesian Military 405

8 Freedom From or Freedom To? Ethical Issues in Government 410

Case 30 Battle Scars - Suing the Government for Medical Malpractice 411

Case 31 Does the Past Mean Never Having to Say We're Sorry? - Reparations and Apologies 429

Case 32 Words Fail - Institutional Responses to Creative Violence 434

Case 33 The Idealism of Youth - Civil Disobedience and the BYU Honor Code 442

Case 34 Britannia Waives the Rules - Collecting DNA on Arrestees 449

Case 35 Land of the Free - The Gun Ban at the University of Utah 456

9 School Days, School Daze: Ethical Issues in Education 463

Case 36 Sheepskin or Fleece? - Plagiarism in University Classrooms 464

Case 37 Fire Up the Coffee Pot! Break Out the Ritalin! - Performance-enhancing Drugs in Academia 481

Case 38 When an A is Not an A - Grade Inflation in Universities 491

Case 39 Readin', Writin', and Rx-in' - School Kids with Medical Needs 494

Case 40 Promises, Promises - Selling Genetic Material for Institutional Gain 496

Part III The Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl 503

10 History of the Ethics Bowl 505

11 National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Competition 507

Preparation 507

12 Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl (IEB) Rules 510

Regional Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Rules 510

National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Championship Rules (2008) 513

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