9780198086345

Professional Ethics

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  • ISBN13:

    9780198086345

  • ISBN10:

    0198086342

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-08-31
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Author Biography


R. Subramanian retired as Professor and Head of the Civil Engineering Department, National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research, 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 experience in teaching subjects such as applied mechanics, strength of materials, theory of structures, and other related subjects to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. He has worked for several years in the area of teacher training, curriculum development, instructional design, and instructional material development. Professor Subramanian has authored Strength of Materials (2005), Surveying and Levelling (2007) and Strength of Materials: Theory and Problems (2010), all published by OUP India.

Table of Contents


1.
BASIC CONCEPTS
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Organization of the Book
1.3 Terminology
1.4 Stake holders
1.5 Governing Edicts
1.6 Contextual aspects
1.7 Ethical Dilemmas
1.8 Life Skills
1.9 Emotional Intelligence
1.10 Indian and Western thoughts on ethics
1.11 Value Education
1.12 Dimensions of Ethics
1.13 Setting goals in life
1.14 Importance of Morality and Ethics
Review Questions
Group Exercises
2.
PROFESSION AND PROFESSIONALISM
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Meaning of Profession
2.3 Professionals
2.4 Professionalism
2.5 Professional Associations
2.6 Professional's Roles
2.7 Professional Risks
2.8 Professional Accountability
2.9 Successful Professional
2.10 Ambition and Satisfaction
2.11 Ethics and Profession
2.12 Image of the Profession
Review Questions
Group Exercises
3.
ETHICAL THEORIES
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Basic Ethical Principles
3.3 Moral Development Theories
3.4 Classification of Ethical theories
3.5 Some Basic Theories
3.6 Moral Issues
3.7 Moral Dilemmas
3.8 Moral Autonomy
3.9 Religion and Ethics
3.10 Types of Enquiry
3.11 Uses of Ethical Theories
Examples
Review Questions
Group Exercises
4.
ETHICS IN ENGINEERING PROFESSION
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Engineering Profession
4.3 Engineering as Social Experimentation
4.4 Engineering professionals
4.5 Engineering Ethics
4.6 Roles of Engineers
4.7 Balanced outlook on Law
Review Questions
Group Exercises
5.
ENGINEERS' RESPONSIBILITY FOR SAFETY
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Safety and Risk
5.3 Assessment of Risk
5.4 Risk and cost
5.5 Engineer's responsibility for safety
5.6 Risk benefit Analysis
5.7 Risk costs and Management
5.8 Case studies
5.9 Providing for Safe Exit
5.10 Ethical issues
Review Questions
Group Exercises
6.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND RIGHTS OF PROFESSIONALS
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Rights and responsibilities as citizens
6.3 Professional Responsibilities
6.4 Professional Rights
Review Questions
Group Exercises
7.
GLOBAL ISSUES
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Current Scenario
7.3 Business Ethics
7.4 Environmental Ethics
7.5 Computer Ethics
7.6 Media Ethics
7.7 War Ethics
7.8 Bioethics
7.9 Research Ethics
7.10 Intellectual Property Right
7.11 Professionals and Ethics
Review Questions
Group Exercises
8.
ETHICAL CODES
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Need for ethical codes
8.3 Sample codes
8.5 Corporate codes
8.7 Limitations of the Codes
Review Questions
9.
ETHICAL AUDITS
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Need for ethical Audit
9.3 Ethical Profile of Organizations
9.4 Ethical Standards and Benchmarking
9.5 Audit Brief
9.6 Ethical Auditors
9.7 Procedure for Ethical Audit
9.8 Ethical Audit Report
9.9 Examples
Review Questions
Group Exercises
10.
HUMAN VALUES AND ATTITUDES
10.1 Introduction
10.2 Terminology
10.3 Domains of Learning
10.4 Human Values
10.5 Attitudes
10.6 Values, Attitudes and Professionals
Review Questions
Group Exercises
11.
ETHICAL LIVING
11.1 Introduction
11.2 Needs of Life
11.3 Harmony in Life
11.4 What is Ethical Living?
Review Questions
Group Exercises
Online Resources
Appendix A - Additonal Cases for Discussion
Aruna Shanbaugh
Ruchika Girhotra
Need for Salary cap
2G Spectrum scam
Adarsh Society
Commonwealth Games scam
Satyam scam
Manjunath case
Fake pilot license case
Appendix B - TRIPS Agreement
Appendix C - DECLARATION OF RESPONSIBILITIES AND HUMAN DUTIES
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