Ethical Issues in Professional Life

Paperback | March 1, 1988

EditorJoan C. Callahan

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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. Frenchconfront 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 volumeilluminates 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 designedto focus discussion, and an appendix on preparing cases and position papers, make the text invaluable for both students and teachers of professional ethics.

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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. Frenchconfront in this stimulating anthology. Org...

Joan C. Callahan is at University of Kentucky.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 6.46 × 9.17 × 0.91 inPublished:March 1, 1988Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

PART I: CONCEPTUAL AND FOUNDATIONAL ISSUESBasics and BackgroundProfessions and ProfessionalismOccupational and Personal MoralityProfessionals and Clients: Models and MetaphorsPART II: SOME RECURRING MORAL PROBLEMSDeception, Informed Consent, Privacy and ConfidentialityPART III: RESPONSIBILITY, DISSENT, AND JUSTICEIndividual and Collective ResponsibilitySocial Responsibility and Professional DissentSocial Responsibility and JusticeAPPENDIX I: Sample Codes of Professional EthicsAPPENDIX II: Preparing Cases and Position Papers

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"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, andcomprehensive."--Religious Studies Review