Ethics in Action A Case-Based Approach

ISBN-10: 1405170972
ISBN-13: 9781405170970
Edition: 2009
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Book details

Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 12/19/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 536
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

Through the analysis of forty ethical dilemmas drawn from real-life situations, Ethics in Action guides the reader through a process of moral deliberation that leads to the resolution of a variety of moral dilemmas. * Fosters critical thinking by evaluating the reasons people give to support their choices and actions * Challenges the paradigm of moral relativism that often impedes efforts to resolve moral dilemmas * Incorporates international perspectives often lacking in texts published for a U.S. audience

About the Authors
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Ethical Reasoning
A Brief Overview of Basic Ethical Theory
A Framework for Moral Reasoning
Cases and Commentaries
The Eye of the Beholder: Ethical Issues in the Arts.
Monumental Controversies - The FDR Memorial.
Fire Sale - Destroying Privately Owned Works of Art.
What Price Immortality? - The Body Worlds Exhibition.
Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers? - Returning Antiquities to Their Countries of Origin.
Faux Paws - The Genetically Engineered Bunny.
Green Achers: Ethical Issues and the Environment.
All Used Up and Nowhere to Glow - Goshute Nuclear Waste Siting and Native American Sovereignty.
Not in My Back Yard - Environmental Injustice and "Cancer Alley".
The Boiled Frog - Global Warming, U.S. Interests, and Vulnerable Nations.
A Gorilla on the Grill is Worth Two in the Bush - Wild Meat, Malnutrition, and Biological Conservation.
Future Farmers - The Ecology, Economics, and Ethics of Genetically Modified Rice.
Till Rivers Run Dry - Mexican-American Water Politics.
Plays Well With Others? Ethical Issues in Intra-social Conflicts.
Am I My Brother's Keeper? - What Are Friends For?.
Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Healthcare Professionals - Recruiting Nurses from Developing Nations.
Deadly Secrets - Releasing Confidential Medical Records to Law Enforcement Officers.
Perish the Thought! - Academic Affairs and "Community Values".
The Sound and the Fury - Noises and Neighbors.
Shoot to Thrill - Gun Schools in the United States.
Healthy, Wealthy and Whys: Ethical Issues in Health Care.
Whose Life Is It Anyway? - Collisions Between Personal Conscience and Professional Obligations.
Congratulations! Did You Have a Boy or a Girl? - Surgical Interventions on Infants with Disorders of Sex Development.
The Heart of the Matter - Who Decides When the Patient is Dead?
Lip Service - Cosmetic Use of Cadaver Tissue
Drug of Choice - Patients' Access to Experimental Drugs
A Fevered Hand on a Cooling Brow - The Nurse's Role in Aid-in-dying.
Business as Usual: Ethical Issues in the Marketplace
Sale of a Lifetime - Ovum "Donation"
Only God Can Make a Tree - Patenting Indigenous Plants
Body Shop - International Trafficking in Human Organs
Straits of Strife - Japanese Whaling, Cultural Relativism, and International Politics
Big Pharma Wants You - Direct-to-consumer Advertising
This Gun's For Hire - ExxonMobil and the Indonesian Military.
Freedom From or Freedom To? Ethical Issues in Government.
Battle Scars - Suing the Government for Medical Malpractice
Does the Past Mean Never Having to Say We're Sorry? - Reparations and Apologies
Words Fail - Institutional Responses to Creative Violence
The Idealism of Youth - Civil Disobedience and the BYU Honor Code
Britannia Waives the Rules - Collecting DNA on Arrestees
Land of the Free - The Gun Ban at the University of Utah.
School Days, School Daze: Ethical Issues in Education

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