The Centre for Applied Ethics

The Centre for Applied Ethics presents the following

Starting Points in...

Professional Ethics

Here are some suggested starting points for doing research in the Professional Ethics.
These are some respected books and journals in the field. This list is not meant to be exhaustive, and no endorsement of their specific content is implied.

(If you're looking specifically for on-line resources, look here instead).


Michael Bayles. Professional Ethics.

Eliot Friedson, ed. The Professions and Their Prospects. Sage, 1973.

Mike W. Martin and Roland Schinzinger. Ethics in Engineering, 3rd ed. McGraw-Hill, 1996.

J.T. Stevenson. Engineering Ethics: Practices and Principles. Canadian Scholars' Press, 1987.

Michael Yeo. Concepts and Cases in Nursing Ethics. Broadview, 1991.

Albert Flores. Professional Ideals. Wadsworth, 1988.

Kenneth Kernaghan and John W. Langford. The Responsible Public Servant. Institute for Research in Public Policy, 1990.

David Applebaum and Sarah Verone Lawton. Ethics and the Professions. Prentice Hall, 1990.

Jay Black, Bob Steele, and Ralph Barney. Doing Ethics in Journalism : A Handbook With Case Studies. Allyn & Bacon;, 1998.

Clifford Christians, Mark Fackler, Kim Rotzoll, and Kathy Brittain McKee, eds. Media Ethics: Cases and Moral Reasoning, 5th ed.. Longman, 1998.



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