By Michael J. Taleff PhD CSAC MAC

The elements of the e-book relating to the philosophy of technological know-how and cognitive technology (inductive and deductive reasoning, biases, and heuristics) are distilled in moderate and beneficial methods. i like to recommend this publication to these dependancy pros who are looking to create their very own framework for moral choice making.


Ethical decision-making is needed in lots of of the tough occasions confronted by way of habit pros. during this consultant, Michael Taleff describes easy methods to combine severe considering with moral decision-making. it is a advisor no longer on "what to do" while faced with tricky moral dilemmas, yet on tips on how to take into consideration what to do.

The writer provides universal moral dilemmas that dependancy pros face of their day-by-day work--such as boundary matters, confidentiality, twin relationships, and more--and asks readers to think about their very own responses to those dilemmas. The ebook then exhibits readers the best way to follow new types of moral considering to perform.

Key features:

  • Presents a moral self-exam to inspire severe puzzling over one's personal decision-making process
  • Introduces quite a few types comparable to the social agreement conception, existentialist conception, and moral egoism
  • Discusses how biases, emotional reactions, and fallacies can weaken moral decision-making
  • Presents an introductory "Ethics Judgment Kit," an easy, sensible decision-making approach for college students

This e-book demonstrates how severe pondering talents can influence and increase the method of moral decision-making."

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If you do have standards, essentially what are they? ) Do you assess different ethical situations by the same standards or do you use different standards for different ethical situations? If you do assess different situations by different standards, what reasons can you cite for this action? Do you ever cheat on your standards? If so, on what particular circumstances do you usually or most often cheat? Do you judge others with one set of standards and judge your actions by a different set? If so, can you recall the last time you did this, and on what did you cheat?

Pause for a moment and then re-read the questions. That short period of reflection will hopefully allow you to experience the wide point of view even for just a moment and will add to your ethical perspective. OK, now let’s examine these questions a bit more closely. ” This sounds odd, because many of us assume that only we make such decisions. But the decision making can go a couple of ways. For instance, what if individuals do not make ethical decisions at all? What does that mean? Ethical decisions can be made either by individuals or by authoritarian sources.

But as an aside, there are different ways you can act sympathetically, and this speaks volumes for the elements of favoritism and fairmindedness. As an illustration, say an addiction counselor holds a favored, sympathetic, perception of a client, who unfortunately keeps on breaking small rules of the inpatient treatment program. The client and the counselor have developed a strong bond, and the counselor, in turn, is apt to (sympathetically) look the other way when the rules are broken, in the hopes that giving more chances to this person will prove in the end beneficial to the overall treatment.

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