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The Elements of Ethics
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
 
29 Jan 2009
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The Elements of Ethics is a brief guide to the essential elements of professional ethics. Designed for students and professionals in all vocational fields, this book is the definitive, nuts-and-bolts, must-have reference for anyone striving to walk the ethical high road. The Elements of Ethics distills the wealth of published material on moral virtue and ethics into the 75 most important applied ethical strategies. Comprehensive in its coverage, the elements are written in pithy prose and are relevant to ethical behavior in any profession. 

75 elements of ethics have been organized into eleven categories which include matters of integrity, nonmaleficence, respect, beneficence, prudence, compassion, justice, self-reliance, fidelity, excellence, and sound judgment. Each element begins with a brief vignette that illustrates excellent ethical practice in action, continues with commentary explaining the element, and concludes with a bulleted list of the key components that could be put into immediate practice.

The book is ideal as a primary text or adjunct casebook for courses on ethics and professionalism in both graduate (professional) and undergraduate programs. The engaging vignettes and readable prose make this an excellent book for launching discussions with students or professionals taking an ethics workshop for continuing education. Additionally, readers are provided 'thinking tools' that enable them to engage in sticky ethical decision making.


Description

The Elements of Ethics is a brief guide to the essential elements of professional ethics. Designed for students and professionals in all vocational fields, this book is the definitive, nuts-and-bolts, must-have reference for anyone striving to walk the ethical high road. The Elements of Ethics distills the wealth of published material on moral virtue and ethics into the 75 most important applied ethical strategies. Comprehensive in its coverage, the elements are written in pithy prose and are relevant to ethical behavior in any profession. 

75 elements of ethics have been organized into eleven categories which include matters of integrity, nonmaleficence, respect, beneficence, prudence, compassion, justice, self-reliance, fidelity, excellence, and sound judgment. Each element begins with a brief vignette that illustrates excellent ethical practice in action, continues with commentary explaining the element, and concludes with a bulleted list of the key components that could be put into immediate practice.

The book is ideal as a primary text or adjunct casebook for courses on ethics and professionalism in both graduate (professional) and undergraduate programs. The engaging vignettes and readable prose make this an excellent book for launching discussions with students or professionals taking an ethics workshop for continuing education. Additionally, readers are provided 'thinking tools' that enable them to engage in sticky ethical decision making.


Reviews



'A must-have reference for every professional who deals in the grey area of deciding what is right and what is wrong. Johnson and Ridley provide a handy resource for the novice as well as the seasoned professional.' - Aine Donovan, Executive Director, Ethics Institute, Dartmouth College

'While we would all say we want to be ethical leaders, we are often uncertain about exactly what it means to be ethical, and how we can take clear positive steps in a gray world. "Elements of Ethics" is an excellent tool for helping us sort out these important issues. We learn best through stories and this book provides many real-world stories to outline the ethical challenges in which we find ourselves. I highly recommend reading this book.' - Michael J. Duncan, Chief Executive Officer, Columbia Doctors, The Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University

'This book represents a practical approach to ethical principles and practices in various professions. The authors write in a clear style, using a number of cases to illustrate key themes in each chapter. It is clear that Drs. Johnson and Ridley have drawn upon their experiences and wisdom in creating a brief and useful book. They have identified many ethical dilemmas and provide thoughtful discussions of ways to practice both ethically and effectively.' - Gerald Corey, Ed.D., Diplomate in Counseling Psychology, ABPP Professor Emeritus of Human Services, California State University at Fullerton
 
'While the book mainly concentrates on professional ethics, many of the dilemnas it describes will be familiar to business ethics practitioners.  It is particularly enlightening for instance, on the prevailing culture that relies on the phrases 'it is within the rules' and 'I did nothing wrong'. - Simon Webley, Ethical Performance
 

Praise for the authors' The Elements of Mentoring:

'Jam-packed with exciting ideas...it offers practical applications using exemplary case studies...gem of a resource.'

- Mary H. Guindon, School of Professional Studies in Business and Education, Johns Hopkins University

'Destined to become a classic due to its concise approach and timeless value...This excellent book has the potential to bring out your best: read it!'

- Leadership& Organization Development Journal


Contents

Features 75 concise chapters covering all aspects of business ethics.


Authors

W. BRAD JOHNSON is Associate Professor of Psychology at the U.S. Naval Academy and a faculty associate in the Graduate School of Business and Education at Johns Hopkins University, USA. He lives in Annapolis, USA. 
CHARLES R. RIDLEY is Professor of Counselling Psychology and Associate Dean for Research at the Indiana University graduate school, USA. He lives in Indianapolis, USA.