Working Ethics

Book Name : Working Ethics_x000D_
How to Be Fair in a Culturally Complex World

By by Richard Rowson

Sub Title : How to Be Fair in a Culturally Complex World

Written by : by Richard Rowson

Subject Category : Academic Business

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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. Jessica Kingsley Publishers; February 2006 ISBN 9781846424816 Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format Title: Working Ethics Author: Richard Rowson Imprint: Jessica Kingsley Publishers Subject categories Academic Business > Business Ethics Law > Disability Medicine > Ethics Law > Ethics Philosophy > Ethics & Moral Philosophy Philosophy > Ethics > Ethics of social groups, classes, etc. Professional ethics Social Science > Ethnic Studies Humanities Philosophy > Philosophical logic Psychology & Psychiatry Sociology > Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform Sociology > Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology Social Sciences ISBNs 184642481X 9781853027505 9781846424816 In The Press This book is recommended for those seeking to gain a better understanding of ethics as related to professional practice. The balance of moral philosophy, ethical principles, and practice context (brought to life by the case examples) has resulted in a book that does not overwhelm the reader with complexity - despite the fact that many issues raised and explored are highly controversial and worthy of righteous debate. The book provides many gems of wisdom about the ethical foundations of professional practice, and provides good introductory material for people wanting to engage with the challenges of cultural complexity in the contemporary environment. About The Author Richard Rowson is a philosopher at the University of Glamorgan, Wales, where he Chairs the University Ethics Committee. Working within various organisations, he has helped develop ethics policies for education, healthcare and the police.

About The authore

Richard Rowson is a philosopher at the University of Glamorgan, Wales, where he Chairs the University Ethics Committee. Working within various organisations, he has helped develop ethics policies for education, healthcare and the police.

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Academic Business - Business Ethics Law - Disability Medicine - Ethics Law - Ethics Philosophy - Ethics & Moral Philosophy Philosophy - Ethics - Ethics of social groups, classes, etc. Professional ethics Social Science - Ethnic Studies Humanities Philosophy - Philosophical logic Psychology & Psychiatry Sociology - Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform Sociology - Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology Social Sciences

ISBN

184642481X - 9781853027505 - 9781846424816

In The Press:

This book is recommended for those seeking to gain a better understanding of ethics as related to professional practice. The balance of moral philosophy, ethical principles, and practice context (brought to life by the case examples) has resulted in a book that does not overwhelm the reader with complexity - despite the fact that many issues raised and explored are highly controversial and worthy of righteous debate. The book provides many gems of wisdom about the ethical foundations of professional practice, and provides good introductory material for people wanting to engage with the challenges of cultural complexity in the contemporary environment.

Imprint

Jessica Kingsley Publishers