Elements of Ethics for Professionals

ISBN-10: 0230603912
ISBN-13: 9780230603912
Edition: 2008
Description: Patterned after Strunk and White's classicThe Elements of Style, this handy reference concisely summarizes the substantial existing research on the delicate balance of professional ethics. Johnson and Ridley reduce the wealth of published material  More...
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Copyright Year: 2008
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: 10/14/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Patterned after Strunk and White's classicThe Elements of Style, this handy reference concisely summarizes the substantial existing research on the delicate balance of professional ethics. Johnson and Ridley reduce the wealth of published material on the topic to the seventy-five most important and pithy truths for supervisors in all fields. These explore questions of integrity, loyalty, justice, respect, and delivering one's best in the business environment. Succinct and comprehensive, this is a must-have for any professional or business leader striving to create an ethical workplace.

William B. Johnson is a Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and holds the A.G. & M.E. Chair of Mathematics at Texas A&M University.

Acknowledgments
Preface
Taking the High Ground: Matters of Integrity
Become Congruent
Stay Transparent
Make Yourself Accountable
Invite Peer Review
Present Your Credentials and Services Accurately
Ensure Your Personal Fitness to Practice (Maintain Self-Care)
Protect Confidential Information
Know Your Moral Vulnerabilities
Identify Your Private Agendas
Do Not Count the Cost of Integrity
Rectify Missteps Immediately
Stand Your Ground under Pressure
Do Not Be a Hypocrite
Doing No Harm: Matters of Nonmaleficence
Be Vigilant for Negative Outcomes
Resist Coercion
Do Not Blur Roles
Beware of the Power of Sex
Beware of the Power of Money
Beware of the Power of Prestige
Do Not Abuse Power
Never Exploit People
Prevent the Misuse of Your Work
Plan for Illness, Incapacity, and Death
According Dignity: Matters of Respect
Honor Human Differences-All of Them
Respect Values
Behave Professionally at All Times
Protect Privacy
Never Undermine Other People
Confront Irregularities
Benefiting Others: Matters of Beneficence
Establish Win-Win Solutions
Obtain Informed Consent
Clarify Expectations
Make Sure You Are Competent
Communicate Clearly
Refer Cautiously
Encourage Second Opinions
Resolve Conflicts Flexibly
Exercising Caution: Matters of Prudence
Evaluate before Acting
Avoid Conflicts of Interest
Set and Honor Boundaries
Do No Make Exaggerated Claims
Document Carefully
Delegate Thoughtfully, Monitor Closely
Think Twice about Accepting Gifts
Make Conservative Estimates
Caring for Others: Matters of Compassion
Show Positive Regard
Offer Pro Bono Service
Attend to More Than the Bottom Line
Protect Vulnerable People
Seeking Fairness: Matters of Justice
Give Credit Where Credit Is Due
Make Performance Criteria Explicit
Discriminate Fairly
Treat People Equitably, Not Equally
Don't Be Complicit with Unfairness
Balance Gatekeeping with Advocacy
Promoting Autonomy: Matters of Self-Reliance
Encourage Independence
Terminate Services That Cease to Be Helpful
Collaborate
Respect Informed Refusal
Being Faithful: Matters of Fidelity
Be Loyal
Assume Perpetuity
Provide Honest Feedback
Actively Support Professional Regulation
Delivering Your Best: Matters of Excellence
Excel at the Fundamentals
Do Not Settle for Legal Compliance
Stay in Your Lane
Do Not Cut Corners
Making Ethical Decisions: Matters of Sound Judgment
Study the Ethics Code of Your Profession
Distinguish Ethics from Morality
Investigate Ethical Concerns
Prevent Ethical Concerns from Becoming Ethical Problems
Do Not Oversimplify Ethical Problems
Resolve Ethical Problems Creatively
Employ a Model of Ethical Decision Making
Consult Trustworthy Colleagues
References
Index

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