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Ethical Issues in Professional Life

Edited by Joan C. Callahan

Publication Date - March 1988

ISBN: 9780195050264

496 pages
Paperback
6-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $82.95

Description

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.

Table of Contents

    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