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Conflict of Interest in the Professions : Practical and Professional Ethics Series - Michael Davis

Conflict of Interest in the Professions

Practical and Professional Ethics Series

By: Michael Davis (Editor), Andrew Stark (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st November 2001
ISBN: 9780195128635
Number Of Pages: 368

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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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"The fundamental idea behind the bookis that examining how conflincts of interest arise and are dealt with in divers professions yields insight into their underlying structure. The execution of the idea is often informative, sometimes brilliant...taken as a whole, Conflict of Interest in the Professions provides insights into the structure of conflicts, how and why they are dangerous- and when they are not- and the best ways to escape or manage them. The book deepens our understanding of conflicts of interest and clearly lays out the choices we face."--New England Journal of Medicine

Contributorsp. vii
Introductionp. 3
Notesp. 21
Law and Governmentp. 22
Law's Blindfoldp. 23
Regulating the Conflict of Interest of Government Officialsp. 49
Notesp. 59
Conflict of Interest as Risk Analysisp. 61
Notesp. 71
Professions Within Businessesp. 72
Conflict of Interest in Journalismp. 73
Notesp. 90
Referencesp. 90
Conflict of Interest in the Accounting Professionp. 92
Notesp. 110
Conflict of Interest in Engineeringp. 112
Notesp. 127
Conflict of Interest on Corporate Boardsp. 129
Notesp. 145
Academicsp. 158
Some Conflicts of Interest in Psychological and Philosophical Counselingp. 159
Referencep. 180
Resisting Reasonablenessp. 182
A Responsep. 192
Conflict of Interest in Anthropologyp. 195
Referencep. 212
Marketsp. 216
Financial Servicesp. 217
Notesp. 236
12p. 237
Notesp. 247
Referencesp. 248
Coming to America-tales from the Casting Couch, Gross and Net, in a Risky Businessp. 249
Notesp. 270
Referencep. 274
Health Carep. 278
Conflict of Interest in Medical Practicep. 279
Referencesp. 299
Ethical Conflict in Correctional Health Servicesp. 302
Notesp. 313
Conflict of Interest and Physical Therapyp. 314
Referencep. 332
Epiloguep. 334
Comparing Conflict of Interest Across the Professionsp. 335
Notesp. 348
Indexp. 353
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ISBN: 9780195128635
ISBN-10: 019512863X
Series: Practical and Professional Ethics Series
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 1st November 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.85  x 2.74
Weight (kg): 0.65