HS 448 : Professional Ethics

The values of liberal society.  The nature and characteristics of professions.  Obligations and professional services.  Obligation to clients, professions and third parties.

The foundations and norms of professional ethics.  The need for separate code of conduct for professionals.  The relation between professional and general ethics.  Moral conflict and the issue of autonomy of professional ethics.

Certain specific issues pertaining to medical ethics, legal ethics, environmental ethics, computer ethics and business ethics would be discussed.

Texts/References:

Camenisch, P.F.: Grounding Professional Ethics in a Pluralistic Society, N.Y.: Haven Publications, 1983.

Bayles, M.D.: Professional Ethics, California: Wardsworth Publishing Company, 1981.

Koehn, D. : The Ground of Professional Ethics, Routledge, 1995.

Wuest, D.E. : Professional Ethics and Social Responsibility, Rowman & Littlefield, 1994.