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Working Ethics: How to Be Fair in a Culturally Complex World
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WORKING ETHICS: HOW TO BE FAIR IN A CULTURALLY COMPLEX WORLD

PAPERBACK BY ROWSON, RICHARD

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9781853027505
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JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
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PAGES
208 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
08 FEB 2006

DESCRIPTION

Working Ethics sets out an ethical foundation for professionals and for the professions in a modern, culturally complex society. This book will be of interest to anyone who takes seriously their obligations to society as a whole and to the individuals with whom they work.Richard Rowson puts forward an ethical framework comprising four basic elements - fairness, respect for autonomy, integrity, and seeking the most beneficial and least harmful consequences. The three parts of the book explore:* sources of ethical guidance such as laws, social conventions, professional codes of conduct and religious beliefs, identifying the ethical values integral to the professions* the obligations these values give to members of the professions, and the ethical issues which arise when they are concerned to produce benefits and prevent harm, treat people fairly, respect others and act with integrity* how these values might be incorporated into professional practice. The book ends with a brief guide to dealing with blame in a professional context and claims about rights.At the end of each chapter, key questions encourage readers to think through the issues discussed. Rowson shows how this ethical framework can enable professionals to work more effectively, earn trust, mutual support and respect, and how it can foster democratic ideals in the workplace and community.This book will be essential reading for professionals in the public and private sector - including teachers, civil servants, police personnel, nurses, doctors, lawyers, accountants and engineers.

CONTENTS

Acknowledgements. Introduction. Part One. Seeking Ethical Values for the Professions. 1. Sources of Guidance and the Basis of Ethics. 2. Seeking a Foundation for Ethics in the Professions. 3. Values Integral to the Role of Professions. Part Two. Exploring Values. 4. Seeking the Best Results. 5. Treating People Justly and Fairly 1: The Principle of Justice and the Fairness of Compensating Disadvantages. 6. Treating People Justly and Fairly 2: Taking into Account What People Deserve and Their Entitlement, Needs and Capacities. 7. Respecting Autonomy. 8. Acting with Professional Integrity. Part Three. Applying Values to Practice. 9. A Framework for Ethical Thinking in the Professions. 10. Dealing with Dilemmas. 11. Blame. 12. Rights. Postscript. References. Further Reading. Index.