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Morality and the Professional Life Values at Work

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0139157298
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Pub. Date:
6/15/1999
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Pearson
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Unique in perspective, this book offers a comprehensive values-based approach to professional ethics that is sensitive to the primary ethical issues of the workplace and that offers apositiveway for dealing with these issues. It focuses on values important toallprofessionals and on how peopledotheir work, not what type of work they do, and recognizes the strengths of various moral theories and the ways to harmonize as many moral values as possible. Readings (from literature, philosophy, and the professional ethics canon), exercises, and cases offer numerous opportunities for practice in interpreting values and applying them to the workplace.MORALITY AND THE PROFESSIONAL LIFE. What Professions and Professionals Are. What Morality Is. What Professional Ethics Is. Moral Reasons and Explanations. Moral Theories. Moral Analysis and Case Solving. VALUES AT WORK. Integrity. Respect for Persons. Justice. Compassion. Beneficence and Nonmaleficence. Responsibility.For all professionals.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Part 1: Morality and the Professional Life 1(166)
Introduction
1(4)
What Professions and Professionals Are
5(27)
What It Does Not Mean to Engage in a Profession
6(3)
Work and Our Attitude Toward It
9(3)
Identifying and Describing a Profession and a Professional
12(12)
Choosing a Profession---Some Things to Consider
24(4)
So What Kind of Professional Do You Want to Be?
28(4)
What Morality Is
32(22)
Definitions of Ethics
33(5)
Presuppositions of Ethics
38(4)
Ways to Think about Ethics
42(6)
More on Prescriptive Ethics
48(6)
The Lawyer and the Welfare Recipient
51(1)
The Nurse and the Sixteen-Year-Old Patient
52(2)
What Professional Ethics Is
54(30)
Professional Ethics Compared to General Ethics
55(6)
Approaches to Professional Ethics and Moral Lives
61(7)
Two Common Ways of Articulating Holism
68(7)
Articulating Holism through the Values Approach
75(3)
Where We Are and Where We Go From Here
78(6)
Recycling and the Office
80(1)
Personal and Professional
80(1)
Conflicts in a Social Worker's Social Conscience
81(3)
Moral Reasons and Explanations
84(27)
Reasons and Explanations
85(2)
Moral Reasons
87(4)
Moral Explanations
91(1)
Moral Dilemmas
92(7)
Evaluating Moral Reasons and Moral Explanations
99(12)
The Nurse and the Patient's Prenatal Test
108(1)
The Moonlighting Supervisor
108(1)
The School Psychologist and the Client's Parents
108(3)
Moral Theories
111(27)
What Moral Theories Are and How They Are Classified
112(2)
Doing Theories: Consequentialism, Rights, Duties
114(8)
Being Theories: Virtue, Care, Narrative
122(8)
How to Use Moral Theories
130(8)
The Suspicious Lawyer
134(1)
Minority Franchising
134(1)
The Speedy Worker
134(1)
Client Access to the Psychologist's Records
134(4)
Moral Analysis and Case Solving
138(29)
Introducing the Moral Framework
139(3)
The Framework Applied to a Case
142(3)
Issues When Using the Framework
145(4)
Case Resolution Model
149(9)
Competing Values
158(9)
The Boss Who Will Cover for You
163(1)
The Observant Pharmacist
164(1)
The Busy Biology Teacher
164(1)
The Busy Biology Teacher Revisited
165(2)
Part 2: Values at Work 167(47)
Introduction
167(3)
Integrity
170(20)
What Is Integrity?
171(3)
What Integrity Involves
174(3)
A Case Involving Integrity
177(3)
Interpreting Integrity: Guides to Help
180(2)
Conflicts Involving Integrity
182(8)
Professional Integrity and Academic Tenure
186(1)
Lying for Business Reasons
187(1)
Promotion and Pregnancy
188(2)
Respect for Persons
190(24)
What It Is to Respect Persons
191(5)
What Respect for Persons Involves
196(2)
A Case Involving Respect for Persons
198(7)
Interpreting Respect for Persons: Guides to Help
205(2)
Conflicts Involving Respect for Persons
207(7)
How Far is Too Far?
212(1)
Hostile Work Environment or Office Humor?
212(1)
Implications of Tightening the Belt
213(1)
Group 1: Readings on Integrity and Respect for Persons 214(82)
The Lynching of Jube Benson
216(6)
Paul Laurence Dunbar
Whistleblowing and Employee Loyalty
222(7)
Ronald Duska
Lying and the Law
229(15)
Kenneth Kipnis
On Duties of Virtue toward Other Men Arising from the Respect Due Them
244(8)
Immanuel Kant
Justice
252(25)
Definitions
253(3)
Common Ways of Expressing Justice
256(5)
A Case Involving Justice
261(5)
Interpreting Justice: Guides to Help
266(3)
Conflicts Involving Justice
269(8)
Informing Employees of a Corporate Move
273(1)
The Armed Pharmacist
274(1)
The Attorney Whose Client Needs an Advance
275(2)
Compassion
277(19)
What Is Compassion?
279(3)
What Compassion Involves
282(2)
A Case Involving Compassion
284(4)
Interpreting Compassion: Guides to Help
288(2)
Conflicts Involving Compassion
290(6)
Welfare to Work
293(1)
To Grade or Not to Grade?
294(1)
Building Profits and Building Community
294(2)
Group 2: Readings on Justice and Compassion 296(72)
Harrison Bergeron
297(5)
Kurt Vonnegut
Reverse Discrimination As Unjustified
302(5)
Lisa H. Newton
Justifying Reverse Discrimination in Employment
307(5)
George Sher
Compassion
312(10)
Lawrence Blum
Beneficence and Nonmaleficence
322(26)
Relating Beneficence and Nonmaleficence
323(2)
Recognizing Beneficence and Nonmaleficence
325(3)
Two Cases Involving Beneficence and Nonmaleficence
328(6)
Interpreting Beneficence and Nonmaleficence: Guides to Help
334(6)
Conflicts Involving Beneficence and Nonmaleficence
340(8)
The Veterinarian and the Pet Owner
345(1)
The Chemical Company's New Hire
345(1)
Nurses and the Patient in Pain
346(2)
Responsibility
348(20)
What Is Responsibility?
349(4)
What Responsibility Involves
353(2)
A Case Involving Responsibility
355(5)
Interpreting Responsibility: Guides to Help
360(2)
Conflicts Involving Responsibility
362(6)
Responsibilities of a Repo Man
365(1)
Responsibility and Community
365(1)
Junior Department Member's Responsibility
366(2)
Group 3: Readings on Beneficence and Nonmaleficence and Responsibility 368(51)
Settled Score
369(15)
Sara Paretsky
The Social Responsibility of Business Is to Increase Its Profits
384(7)
Milton Friedman
Corporations and Moral Responsibility
391(13)
Richard T. DeGeorge
The Duty to Treat Patients with AIDS and HIV Infection
404(15)
Albert R. Jonsen
Selected Bibliography 419(7)
Credits and Permissions 426(3)
Index 429


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