Ethical Issues In Professional Life
Ideal for grades: College/Adult/In-Service
Duration: Fourteen, 30-minute programs
©1993 Center for Advancement of Applied Ethics, Carnegie Mellon University
The series presents a framework for analyzing many ethical issues, problems and dilemmas
facing contemporary professionals. It aids individuals in developing critical thinking skills
through an ethical framework that can be applied to life experiences. Examples of cases
presented in the episodes include: the space shuttle Challenger case, the Kennedy Smith rape
trial, Watergate, the Iran Contra Affair, the Keating Five case, the Karen Quinlan and many
The diversity of presentations allows for multiple perspectives from the vantage points of
the ethicist, working professional and the whistleblower. Institutional concerns are presented
from such areas as law enforcement, granting agencies, professional associations and education.
The episodes present a unique insight into the complex dynamics of the ethics of professional
An available textbook is integrated with the programs for an enhanced learning experience.
It includes some self-study questions and assignments.
The series can be a distance learning offering, in-class course or complement an
xisting course in ethics or the professions. It also meets the continuing education
requirements of professional and trade associations
Rights granted with purchase include: a) life of media audiovisual use, b) public
performance, c) campus or building close circuit and digital/video-on-demand transmission.
Complete series is available as a Course Pack for only $25.00, plus 7% (minimum of $5.00)
for shippping. A great resource when students need to view most of the episodes on an
independent basis. Course Packs are only available to institutions purchasing one copy of
the entire series at regular price or licensing the series as a Telecourse.
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