Professional Ethics by R. SubramanianProfessional Ethics by R. Subramanian

Professional Ethics

byR. Subramanian

Paperback | July 12, 2013

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Starting with basic terminologies and ethical thoughts by many thinkers from India and abroad, the book discusses the basic tenets of professionals and professionalism, moral development theories and ethical theories, ethics in engineering, engineer's responsibility for safety,responsibilities and rights of individuals and professionals, many global ethical issues related to business including CSR, environment, life sciences, media, war and research. The book also discusses intellectual property rights and ethical issues related to this as a global phenomenon, developmentand detailing of ethical codes from many professional areas like engineering, medicine, law along with codes of professional conduct prescribed by some corporate entities. The book has, in addition, a chapter devoted to discussion on human values and attitudes which are basic to ethical decisions and actions. There is also a chapter on ethical audit which is a new concept in the field of business. The concluding chapter is on ethical living discussing the basic humanneeds based on Maslow's and ERG theories together with the philosophical background for ethical living by individuals and professionals. The chapter end exercises push students to think out of the box and test them with a variety of problems they could face in their professional lives. A 'What Do You Think' section at the end of the chapter seeks student's opinion on a lot of current ethical issues the country is faced with. There isa also an 'Ethically Speaking' section which provides hypothetical ethical dilemmas and questions based on such situations challenging students to find an ethical answer.
R. Subramanian retired as Professor and Head of the Civil Engineering Department, National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research in Chandigarh. He holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Kerala University and a master's degree in structural engineering from the University of Roorkee. He has over 35 years of...
Title:Professional EthicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:560 pages, 9.84 × 7.48 × 0 inPublished:July 12, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198086342

ISBN - 13:9780198086345


Table of Contents

1. Basic Concepts1.1 Introduction1.2 Organization of the Book1.3 Terminology1.4 Stake holders1.5 Governing Edicts1.6 Contextual aspects1.7 Ethical Dilemmas1.8 Life Skills1.9 Emotional Intelligence1.10 Indian and Western thoughts on ethics1.11 Value Education1.12 Dimensions of Ethics1.13 Setting goals in life1.14 Importance of Morality and EthicsReview QuestionsGroup Exercises2. Profession and Professionalism2.1 Introduction2.2 Meaning of Profession2.3 Professionals2.4 Professionalism2.5 Professional Associations2.6 Professional's Roles2.7 Professional Risks2.8 Professional Accountability2.9 Successful Professional2.10 Ambition and Satisfaction2.11 Ethics and Profession2.12 Image of the ProfessionReview QuestionsGroup Exercises3. Ethical Theories3.1 Introduction3.2 Basic Ethical Principles3.3 Moral Development Theories3.4 Classification of Ethical theories3.5 Some Basic Theories3.6 Moral Issues3.7 Moral Dilemmas3.8 Moral Autonomy3.9 Religion and Ethics3.10 Types of Enquiry3.11 Uses of Ethical TheoriesExamplesReview QuestionsGroup Exercises4. Ethics in Engineering Profession4.1 Introduction4.2 Engineering Profession4.3 Engineering as Social Experimentation4.4 Engineering professionals4.5 Engineering Ethics4.6 Roles of Engineers4.7 Balanced outlook on LawReview QuestionsGroup Exercises5. Engineers' Responsibility for Safety5.1 Introduction5.2 Safety and Risk5.3 Assessment of Risk5.4 Risk and cost5.5 Engineer's responsibility for safety5.6 Risk benefit Analysis5.7 Risk costs and Management5.8 Case studies5.9 Providing for Safe Exit5.10 Ethical issuesReview QuestionsGroup Exercises6. Responsibilities and Rights of Professionals6.1 Introduction6.2 Rights and responsibilities as citizens6.3 Professional Responsibilities6.4 Professional RightsReview QuestionsGroup Exercises7. Global Issues7.1 Introduction7.2 Current Scenario7.3 Business Ethics7.4 Environmental Ethics7.5 Computer Ethics7.6 Media Ethics7.7 War Ethics7.8 Bioethics7.9 Research Ethics7.10 Intellectual Property Right7.11 Professionals and EthicsReview QuestionsGroup Exercises8. Ethical Codes8.1 Introduction8.2 Need for ethical codes8.3 Sample codes8.4 Corporate codes8.5 Limitations of the CodesReview QuestionsGroup Exercises9. Ethical Audits9.1 Introduction9.2 Need for ethical Audit9.3 Ethical Profile of Organizations9.4 Ethical Standards and Benchmarking9.5 Audit Brief9.6 Ethical Auditors9.7 Procedure for Ethical Audit9.8 Ethical Audit Report9.9 ExamplesReview QuestionsGroup Exercises10. Human Values and Attitudes10.1 Introduction10.2 Terminology10.3 Domains of Learning10.4 Human Values10.5 Attitudes10.6 Values, Attitudes and ProfessionalsReview QuestionsGroup Exercises11. Ethical Living11.1 Introduction11.2 Needs of Life11.3 Harmony in Life11.4 What is Ethical Living?Review QuestionsGroup ExercisesOnline ResourcesAppendix A - Additonal Cases for DiscussionAruna ShanbaughRuchika GirhotraNeed for Salary cap2G Spectrum scamAdarsh SocietyCommonwealth Games scamSatyam scamManjunath caseFake pilot license caseAppendix B - TRIPS AgreementAppendix C - DECLARATION OF RESPONSIBILITIES AND HUMAN DUTIESAdditional Reading Material