ISBN-10:
0742548279
ISBN-13:
9780742548275
Pub. Date:
04/26/2007
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
A Practical Guide to Clinical Ethics Consulting: Expertise, Ethos and Power

A Practical Guide to Clinical Ethics Consulting: Expertise, Ethos and Power

by Christopher Meyers

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Overview

A Practical Guide to Clinical Ethics Consulting reasserts the philosophical method as foundational to ethics consulting. It does so in response to extensive attacks from social scientists, lawyers, theologians, and especially practitioners, all of whom disparage philosophy's reliance on abstract theory and conceptual analysis. Christopher Meyers argues that ethics consulting that relies too heavily on abstract analysis is of little use to practitioners, and that consultants must have adequate grounding in, and appreciation of, the concrete reality of working professionals. Skills of philosophical analysis, when combined with instruction in empirical investigation, political awareness, and appropriate character traits, are vital to ethics consulting. Ethicists need the theoretical and conceptual analysis skills that are a standard part of a philosophical education and mind-set. The book provides both a defense of this central thesis and a detailed description of the empirical tools-and of the critical independence-necessary for effective consulting.

About the Author:
Christopher Meyers is professor of philosophy at California State University, Bakersfield

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780742548275
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 04/26/2007
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 6.36(w) x 9.41(h) x 0.57(d)

About the Author

Christopher Meyers is professor of philosophy at California State University, Bakersfield and serves as executive director of the Kegley Institute of Ethics. He is also on the faculty of the Department of Medicine at the Kern County Medical Center in Bakersfield. He has authored several journal articles and serves on several hospital boards.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction     1
Clinical Ethics Consulting and Moral Expertise     11
Principles, Rules, and Character: A Model of Ethics Reasoning     35
Social Context and the Politicization of Clinical Ethics     63
Why Do Good People Do Bad Things?     89
Index     111
About the Author     115

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