A-Z of Professional Ethics: Essential Ideas for the Caring Professions (Professional Keywords)

A-Z of Professional Ethics: Essential Ideas for the Caring Professions (Professional Keywords)

By: Richard Hugman (author)Paperback

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If you are looking for an accessible introduction to the essential concepts that define the field of professional ethics, then this is the book for you. Richard Hugman's A-Z of Professional Ethics offers a winning combination of breadth and concision, expertly organised to make usage intuitive and easy. Its simple A-Z structure will help you appreciate the architecture of ethics and give you a vocabulary for ethical debate. Clever cross-referencing allows you to find your own routes through the material as well as signposting interesting connections between different ideas. Unique to this book are its sensitivity to cross-cultural influences and its careful integration of different professional perspectives. These give it outstanding balance and coverage. A rich source of further references, it offers readers an invaluable guide to an increasingly extensive literature. Whatever your field of study or practice (social work, health care, or therapy), this book will prove an enduring source of clarity, insight and reflection.

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About Author

Richard Hugman is Professor of Social Work at the University of New South Wales, Australia. He has published extensively in the last 20 years and his recent work in this area includes New Approaches in Ethics for the Caring Professions (2005, Palgrave-Macmillan) as well as several journal articles. He also currently serves as the chair of the ethics committee for the International Federation of Social Workers.


Contents List of figures Introduction 1. African/Black Ethics 2. Altruism 3. Autonomy 4. Beneficence 5. Benevolence 6. Care (Duty of) 7. Care (Ethics of) 8. Codes of Ethics 9. Community 10. Compassion 11. Competence 12. Confidentiality 13. Confucian Ethics (Includes Filial Piety) 14. Consent 15. Consequentialism 16. Courage 17. Deontology (Ethics of Duty) 18. Dignity 19. Discourse Ethics 20. Emotion and Moral Sentiment 21. Equality 22. Ethical Egoism 23. Evil 24. Existential Ethics 25. Fairness 26. Feminist Ethics 27. Fidelity 28. Freedom 29. Futility 30. Harmony 31. Honesty 32. Honour 33. Human Agency (Includes Self-Determination) 34. Human Rights 35. Indigenous (First Nations) Ethics 36. Informed Consent 37. Integrity 38. Justice (Includes Distributive Justice, Retributive Justice, Restorative Justice) 39. Liberalism 40. Loyalty 41. Ma'at 42. 'Moral Fluency' 43. Non-Maleficence (Non-Malfeasance) 44. Oppression (Includes Anti-Oppressive Values and Action) 45. Over Servicing 46. Partiality and Impartiality 47. Paternalism 48. Phronesis (Prudence, Practical Wisdom) 49. Pluralism (Includes 'Common Morality') 50. Politics 51. Postmodern Ethics 52. Power (Includes Empowerment) 53. Principles (Including 'Principilism') 54. Relativism (Cultural; Ethical) 55. Religion and Spirituality 56. Respect 57. Responsibility 58. Service 59. Social Justice 60. Subjectivism 61. Supererogatory (Action) 62. Sustainability 63. Trust 64. Truth 65. 'Ubuntu' 66. Universalism 67. Utilitarianism (Includes: Rule Utilitarianism, Act Utilitarianism, Ideal Utilitarianism, Preference Utilitarianism) 68. Values 69. Virtue 70. Welfare 71. Whistle-Blowing 72. Wisdom Further Reading References

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  • publication date: 28/11/2013
  • ISBN13: 9780230337220
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9780230337220
  • weight: 250
  • ISBN10: 0230337228

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