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Ethical Issues in Professional Life - Joan C. Callahan

Ethical Issues in Professional Life

By: Joan C. Callahan (Editor)

Paperback Published: 31st March 1988
ISBN: 9780195050264
Number Of Pages: 496

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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.

Industry Reviews

"Well organized...Will be useful to introductory courses in professional ethics and makes an important contribution to pedagogy."--Bruce D. Weinstein, West Virginia University School of Medicine "This helpful general text and excellent teaching tool in professional ethics includes a concise and clear introduction to ethical theory, essays on the nature of professions, role morality, models for professional-client interaction, and discussion of deception, informed consent, privacy and confidentiality, responsibility, dissent, justice, character, and professional codes....Many essays included are classics (e.g., Sissela Bok on lying, Everett Hughes on the professions), and controversies with opposing viewpoints are noted."--Ethics "The book's overall organization, chapter introductions, and discussion questions enable readers to see connecting themes and to recognize that life in any profession involves grappling with many difficult ethical questions. It's a very sophisticated and uplifting book."--Engineering Times "Welcome and original....A much needed anthology for a generic professional ethics undergraduate course."--Teaching Philosophy "A valuable reference and could serve as an anthology in professional ethics courses that aim to alert students to the continuities that exist between the ethical issues in their field and others. Well organized, well edited, and comprehensive."--Religious Studies Review "The best general text in propositional ethics I've come across. The overall structure of the anthology is very well conceived, the editorial summaries and intros are insightful, [and] the selections are theoretically challenging."--R. B. Louden, University of Southern Maine "I will use this in numerous courses on applied ethics--an excellent new classic. Applicable to both engineering and medical ethics."--Sara Merrill, Kansas State University "A very helpful text....A fine discussion of foundational issues in ethics; good selection of articles, excellent range of issue areas in a variety of professions; inclusion of topical bibliographies; and the use of case studies. [A] versatile text that can be used in a variety of courses."--Ronald P. Hamel, College of St. Thomas "The idea of presenting ethics as an interdisciplinary concept is very effective and the chapters are well illustrated with examples so as to 'make sense' to students."--William D. Hyatt, Western Carolina University "A valuable reference (cases, professional codes of ethics, bibliography) and could serve as an anthology in professional ethics courses that aim to alert students to the continuities that exist between the ethical issues in their field and others. Well organized, well edited, and comprehensive."--Religious Studies Review "A good reference text for ADN level. Will use....Good material for Nursing Continued Education Programs."--Martha Hill, Elizabeth Community College "A fine collection of material....Good balance of positions and topics."--Glenn C. Graber, University of Tennessee "Just the sort of book I have been looking for for years."--Richard Lee, University of Arkansas "Provides a stimulating exploration of a variety of ethical issues which cut across several professions."--William L. Richter, Kansas State University "In-depth coverage incorporating wide variety of authors and viewpoints."--Barb Braband, Allen School of Nursing, University of Iowa "Broad perspective. Raises many ethical issues of varied vocations."--Nancy Halter, Baptist Medical System, Little Rock, AR "Very convincing in stressing the pervasiveness and necessity for ethics in all the professions."--Waren C. Harrill, St. Anselm College "Excellent selection of articles."--Carol Taylor, Georgetown University "The editor has selected widely divergent points of view. The inclusion of Kant is, in my opinion, particularly welcome."--P. Nathaniel Fultz, Chapman University

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

ISBN: 9780195050264
ISBN-10: 0195050266
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 31st March 1988
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.72 x 16.36  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.75