ERIC Number: ED174285
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May-30
Reference Count: 0
Ethics and the Professions, Spring 1979.
Parsons, Michael H., Ed.; Powell, Allan R., Ed.
Faculty members from Hagerstown Junior College present eight position papers discussing ethical issues in their various disciplines. Ralph Chapin reports on the impact of the recent federal copyright law and how it affects library and media personnel who must deal with and evaluate duplicated written materials, films, and recordings. E. Walter Clark discusses ethics, logic, and the structure of mathematics. An economics professor, Ray Johns, points out a series of business concerns frequently misconstrued as ethical problems and identifies economic freedom and security and anonymity in business transactions as pivotal ethical issues. Ethical issues facing health workers, particularly nurses, are the topic of the paper presented by L. Elizabeth Misner, and the rights of clients and therapists in a counseling situation are discussed by Marie Nowakowski. Allan Powell presents three brief examples of ethical violations in the study of human subjects in social science research. Robert Stenger addresses issues of moral concern posed by the use of chemicals in food production, distribution of world resources, energy consumption, and biological research. The concluding article, by David Winfrey, discusses the ethical and moral dilemmas faced by teachers in the humanities. (DR)
Descriptors: Accountability, Business Responsibility, Codes of Ethics, Community Colleges, Conference Reports, Copyrights, Counseling, Economics, Ethics, Health Personnel, Humanities Instruction, Mathematical Logic, Moral Issues, Moral Values, Nursing, Postsecondary Education, Reprography, Social Science Research, Technological Advancement, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Council for Philosophic Studies.
Authoring Institution: Hagerstown Junior Coll., MD.