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Ethics for the Professions

Ethics for the Professions - 03 edition

Ethics for the Professions - 03 edition

ISBN13: 9780155069992

ISBN10: 0155069993

Ethics for the Professions by John R. Rowan and Samuel Jr. Zinaich - ISBN 9780155069992
Edition: 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
International: No
Ethics for the Professions by John R. Rowan and Samuel Jr. Zinaich - ISBN 9780155069992

ISBN13: 9780155069992

ISBN10: 0155069993

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This new text provides students with the tools necessary to make ethically sound decisions in the professions they choose for themselves. The text combines lucid explanations of leading philosophical moral theories with detailed discussion of how those theories are to be applied. Each chapter concludes with short cases and questions to engage students in solving perplexing professional ethics issues.


  • Provides background on key ethical theories and theorists to set the stage for application.
  • Includes critical analyses of ethical theories so that students may deliberate about which are more plausible justifying mechanisms.
  • Contains chapters devoted to specific professions as well as general professional issues.
  • Contains chapters on the ethics of business, engineering, health care, counseling, law, journalism, and education.

Author Bio

Rowan, John R. : Purdue University, Calumet

Zinaich, Samuel Jr. : Purdue University Calumet

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


1. Moral Theory.

2. Perspectives on Professional Ethics. Michael D. Bayles, What Is a Profession?. Michael Davis, Professional Responsibility: Just Following the Rules?. John-Christian Smith, Strong Separatism in Professional Ethics. Don Welch, Just Another Day at the Office: The Ordinariness of Professional Ethics. Banks McDowell, The Excuses That Make Professional Ethics Irrelevant.

3. Professional-Employee Relations. John R. Rowan, The Moral Foundation of Employee Rights. Patricia H. Werhane and Tara J. Radin, Employment at Will and Due Process. Richard L. Lippke, Work, Privacy, and Autonomy. William H. Shaw, Affirmative Action: The Moral and Legal Contexts. Vicki Schultz, Sex is the Least of it: Let's Focus Harassment Law on Work, Not Sex.

4. Professional-Client Relations. Paul Faber, Client and Professional. Andrew Alexandra and Seumas Miller, Needs, Moral Self-Consciousness, and Professional Roles. James Stacey Taylor, The Role of Autonomy in Professional Ethics. Mary Beth Armstrong, Confidentiality: A Comparison across the Professions of Medicine, Engineering and Accounting. Judith Andre, My Client, My Enemy.


5. Business and the Professions. R. Edward Freeman, A Stakeholder Theory of the Modern Corporation. Eugene Schlossberger, The Moral Duties of Organizations: Dual-Investor Theory and the Nature of Organizations. James M. Ebejer and Michael J. Morden, Paternalism in the Marketplace: Should a Salesman Be His Buyer's Keeper?. Robert W. McGee, Ethical Issues in Acquisitions and Mergers. Philip Cafaro, Environmental Ethics and the Business Professional: Responsibilities and Opportunities.

6. Engineering. Gene Moriarty, Ethics, Ethos, and the Professions: Some Lessons From Engineering. Mike W. Martin, Whistleblowing: Professionalism and Personal Life. Taft H. Broome, Jr., Can Engineers Hold Public Interests Paramount?. Eugene Schlossberger, Trade Secrets and Patents in Engineering: Ethical Issues Concerning Professional Information. Robert E. McGinn, Optimization, Option Disclosure, and Problem Redefinition: Derivative Moral Obligations and the Case of the Composite-Material Bicycle.

7. Health Care. Ezekiel J. Emanuel and Linda L. Emanuel, Four Models of the Physician-Patient Relationship. Alan Meisel and Mark Kuczewski, Legal and Ethical Myths About Informed Consent. Tania Salem, Physician-Assisted Suicide: Promoting Autonomy or Medicalizing Suicide?. Thomas May, Reassessing the Reliability of Advance Directives. Anthony G. Tuckett, An Ethic of the Fitting: A Conceptual Framework for Nursing Practice. Lucie Ferrell, A Dilemma of Caring: Ethical Analysis and Justification of the Nurse Refusing Assignment. Kate T. Christensen, Physicians and Managed Care: Employees or Professionals?. Mark H. Waymack, Health Care as a Business: The Ethic of Hippocrates Versus the Ethic of Managed Care.

8. Counseling. Joseph Kupfer and LuAnn Klatt, Client Empowerment and Counselor Integrity. Elliot D. Cohen, Confidentiality, Counseling, and Clients Who Have AIDS: Ethical Foundations of a Model Rule. Kenneth S. Pope, Nonsexual Multiple Relationships. Ronald H. Stein, Lying and Deception in Counseling.

9. Law. Allen Taylor, The Adversary System of Justice: An Ethical Jungle. Lee A. Pizzimenti, Informing Clients About Limits to Confidentiality. Elliot D. Cohen, Pure Legal Advocates and Moral Agents: Two Concepts of a Lawyer in an Adversary System. Amy Gutmann, Can Virtue Be Taught to Lawyers?

10. Journalism. David Detmer, The Ethical Responsibilities of Journalists. Judith Lichtenberg, Truth, Neutrality, and Conflict of Interest. Raphael Cohen-Almagor, Ethical Boundaries to Media Coverage. Dennis F. Thompson, Privacy, Politics and the Press. Fred Mann, Do Journalism Ethics and Values Apply to New Media?

11. Education. Amy Gutmann, Democratic Education. Diane M. Felicio and Jean Pienadz, Ethics in Higher Education: Red Flags and Grey Areas. Margaret Brockett, Ethics and Educator/Student Relationships. Peter J. Markie, Professors, Students, and Friendship. Joel Kupperman, Atonomy and the Very Limited Role of Advocacy in the Classroom.