The philosophical method is critical to ethics consulting. To be truly effective, ethicists need grounding in ethics theory, abstract reasoning and conceptual analysis. A Practical Guide to Clinical Ethics Consulting allows ethicists to understand problems from practitioners' points-of-view, and allows for a genuine appreciation of the working life of practitioners.
Christopher Meyers is professor of philosophy at California State University, Bakersfield and serves as executive director of the Kegley Institute of Ethics. He is also on the faculty of the Department of Medicine at the Kern County Medical Center in Bakersfield. He has authored several journal articles and serves on several hospital boards.
Part 1 Chapter 1: Clinical Ethics Consulting and Moral Expertise Chapter 2 Moral Expertise Chapter 3 Experts in Analysis Chapter 4 Attitude and Skills Chapter 5 Conclusion Part 6 Chapter 2: Principles, Rules and Character: A Model of Ethics Reasoning Chapter 7 Principles Chapter 8 Application Chapter 9 A Process Chapter 10 Specificity Chapter 11 Character Chapter 12 Conclusion Part 13 Chapter 3: Social Context and the Politicization of Clinical Ethics Chapter 14 The Nature of Social Contexts Chapter 15 Cases in Context Chapter 16 Activism Part 17 Chapter 4: Why Do Good People Do Bad Things? Chapter 18 Organizational Culture Chapter 19 Capturing the Ethos Chapter 20 Understanding the Culture Chapter 21 Addressing the Culture Chapter 22 Conclusion