Conflict of Interest in the Professions

Conflict of Interest in the Professions

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The notion of conflict of interest is more relevant today than ever. Ethical sensitivities about the relationship between professionals and those they serve is a source of constant debate. This book sets a new standard for work on this perennial topic, collecting a set of practical essays by top applied ethicists on a wide variety of professions and occupations. Some conflicts of interest arise because a profession takes on many roles while serving one goal; others take on one role but serve multiple goals. Some conflicts are internal to the profession; others (such as family or business connections) are external. The essays in this volume address such diverse conflicts in a comprehensive way, in an attempt to make useful comparisons across professions. Containing fifteen original chapters by noted scholars of applied ethics, this volume systematically explores professions including law, medicine, journalism, engineering, financial services, anthropology, film, physical therapy, and literary criticism. An introductory chapter surveys and contextualizes work on the topic, while the concluding chapter offers us a new way to compare conflicts of interest across professions and occupations. Conflict of Interest in the Professions will be of great practical interest to scholars of applied ethics and law, as well as to professionals in the fields discussedIt is important to note that the policy expands on ASMEa#39;s Code of Ethics originally adopted in 1976, replacing an earlier code adopted in 1947. Both the 1947 ... Specific to the Hydrolevel case, the Codea#39;s Interpretation Criterion 4.I1. statesanbsp;...

Title:Conflict of Interest in the Professions
Author: Humanities Department Michael Davis Professor of Philosophy, and Senior Fellow Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions Illinois Institute of Technology, Andrew Stark Professor of Strategic Management University of Toronto
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA - 2001-10-08

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