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Title Conscience, leadership and the problem of 'dirty hands' / edited by Matthew Beard, Sandra Lynch.

Publication Info. Bingley : Emerald, 2015.

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Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource.
Series Research in ethical issues in organizations ; volume 13
Research in ethical issues in organizations ; volume 13.
Contents Revisiting the concept of a profession / Alan Tapper, Stephan Millett -- Dirty hands and commissions of inquiry : an examination of the Independent Local Government Review Panel in NSW, Australia / Bligh Grant, Roberta Ryan, Alex Lawrie -- What human rights aren't for : human rights function as moral, political and legal standardsbut not as intervention-conditions / Hugh Breakey -- Even dirtier hands in war : considering Walzer's supreme emergency argument / Stephen Coleman -- Keeping hands clean in war : the double-effect approach to killing / Matthew Beard -- The dirty hands and pure hearts of revolutionary leaders : love and hate in Jesus and Che Guevara / Mark Manolopoulos -- Friendship, love and politics / Sandra Lynch -- An examination of the principles-based ethics by which Red Cross personnel evaluate private donor suitability / Don Johnston -- Unpacking the beliefs and attitudes of Australian HREC members: an examination of influences on reviewer decision-making / Boris Handal [and others] -- Keeping hands clean and patients safe : how to regulate conscientious objection of Roman Catholic doctors / Francesca Minerva -- The virtuous physician? Towards a renewed Hippocratic ethics / Nigel Zimmermann -- Quandary in utopia / Aden Ridgeway.
Summary This volume contains a selection of papers from the 21st annual 'Australian Association for Professional and Applied Ethics' Conference. It addresses the key theme of political leadership, professional ethics, and the problem of dirty hands. 'Dirty hands' is a somewhat nebulous concept. It may refer to professions whose objectives are so consequential that some ethical violations are considered justifiable. In another sense it might suggest situations where professional obligations might require the performance of deeds that contradict one's own moral beliefs. The term is perhaps most synonymous with political leadership and raises the question: Should leaders ever get their hands dirty? For applied ethicists, recognizing that sometimes there are compelling arguments in favor of certain moral violations is a professional necessity. This volume contains papers on a broad range of issues including discussions of medical ethics, military ethics, domestic political matters, and the very nature of 'professions' themselves. It will be of interest to those interested in politics, as well as those involved in research or training in ethics and professional practice.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
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Subject Leadership -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Beard, Matthew, editor.
Lynch, Sandra, editor.
Other Form: 9781785602030
ISBN 9781785602023 (electronic bk.)
1785602020 (electronic bk.)