Traditional ideas of professions and professional conduct have been challenged by recent social, political and technical changes. This has resulted in the development of an ethical code of conduct which attempts to formalize values and standards for each profession. This series examines critically and constructively the questions raised by the implementation of a professional code of conduct. Individual volumes consider issues relevant to particular professions including: nursing, the food industry, journalism and the media and business.
The Ground of Professional Ethics
Current Issues in Business Ethics
Ethical Issues in Journalism and the Media
General Practice and Ethics
Ethics and the Built Environment
Ethics in Public and Community Health
By Daryl Koehn
December 20, 1994
As each week beings more stories of doctors, lawyers and other professionals abusing their powers, while clients demand extra services as at a time of shrinking resources; it is imperative that all practising professionals have an understanding of professional ethics.In The Ground of Profesional ...
By Peter W. F. Davies
March 24, 1997
Current Issues in Business Ethics analyzes the questions which underlie business activities, arguing that the prime object for a legitimate business must be sustainability. It also looks at the issues between individuals and business and asks whether businesses can support their employees as an ...
By Andrew Belsey, Ruth Chadwick
July 13, 1994
This book examines the ethical concepts which lie at the heart of journalism, including freedom, democracy, truth, objectivity, honesty and privacy. The common concern of the authors is to promote ethical conduct in the practice of journalism, as well as the quality of the information that readers...
By Dr Michael Parker, Michael Parker
April 01, 1999
The concept of community is increasingly the focus of political argument in Britain, the United States and elsewhere around the world. The sense people have of belonging to coummunities provides a powerful motivation which continues to affecct the political and social face of the world. Recently, ...
By Christopher Dowrick, Lucy Frith
June 21, 1999
Explores the ethical issues faced by GPs in their everyday practice, addressing two central themes; the uncertainty of outcomes and effectiveness in general practice and the changing pattern of general practitioners' responsibilities....
By Warwick Fox
December 13, 2000
Much has been written in recent years on environmental ethics relating to the more general 'natural' environment but little specifically written about ethics of the built environment. Ethics and the Built Environment responds to this need and offers a debate on the ethical dimension of building in ...
By Peter Bradley, Peter M Bradley, Amanda Burls
January 04, 2000
The purpose of public and community health is to improve the health of populations or groups rather than concentrating on individuals. This book examines the ethical issues associated with public and community health. The contributors analyse the major ethical issues in public health - ...
By Ben Mepham
November 08, 1996
None of us can avoid being interested in food. Our very existence depends on the supply of safe, nutritious foods. It is then hardly surprising that food has become the focus of a wide range of ethical concerns: Is the food we buy safe? Is it produced by means which respect the welfare of animals ...
By Angus Clarke
July 13, 1994
Contributions to this study are drawn both from health professionals engaged in genetic counselling and from observers and critics with backgrounds in law, philosophy, biology, and the social sciences. This diversity will enable health professonals to examine their activities with a fresh eye, and ...
By Souzy Dracopolou
November 24, 1998
Healthcare management is a burning issue at the moment and this timely and topical book explores the ethical issues that arise in the context of healthcare management. Among the topics discussed are healthcare rationing, including an exposition and defence of the Qaly criterion of healthcare ...
By Dr Geoffrey Hunt, Geoffrey Hunt
August 02, 1994
This is the first book to take nursing ethics beyond stock 'moral concepts' to a critical examination of the fundamental assumptions underlying the very nature of nursing. It takes as its point of departure the difficulties nurses experience practising within the confines of a bioethical model of ...
By Dr Raymond E.Spier, Raymond E. Spier
December 14, 2001
Science and Technology Ethics re-examines the ethics by which we live and asks the question: do we have in place the ethical guidelines through which we can incorporate these developments with the minimum of disruption and disaffection? It assesses the ethical systems in place and proposes new ...