Advanced Ethics for Addiction Professionals by Michael J. Taleff PhD CSAC MAC

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By Michael J. Taleff PhD CSAC MAC

The features of the publication regarding the philosophy of technology and cognitive technological know-how (inductive and deductive reasoning, biases, and heuristics) are distilled in average and worthwhile methods. i like to recommend this booklet to these habit execs who are looking to create their very own framework for moral selection making.


Ethical decision-making is needed in lots of of the tough events confronted through dependancy pros. during this consultant, Michael Taleff describes the way to combine serious considering with moral decision-making. it is a advisor no longer on "what to do" whilst faced with tricky moral dilemmas, yet on easy methods to take into consideration what to do.

The writer provides universal moral dilemmas that habit 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 publication then exhibits readers tips on how to observe new types of moral pondering to perform.

Key features:

  • Presents a moral self-exam to inspire serious puzzling over one's personal decision-making approach
  • Introduces various versions similar to the social agreement thought, 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 method for college students

This booklet demonstrates how severe pondering abilities can impression and increase the method of moral decision-making."

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Ask yourself what decision you would make and, most importantly, ask what your reasons are for your decision. Try to hold your decision in mind, plus the reasons behind it. We will revisit them at the end of the book. A few years ago, Fox News (2007) reported that a woman living in Michigan was charged with attempted manslaughter when her 5-monthold daughter died after breast-feeding. The women had been using cocaine for 2 to 3 days before the feeding. A medical examiner determined that the young child died of cocaine intoxication.

Playing favorites flies in the face of the idea that we should try to be impartial in our moral evaluations. ) Yet, without question, you and I generally feel more emotional about those closer to us. Moreover, we are more emotionally aroused about issues that are closer to us. Just observe individuals in our field who bristle at the thought of addiction being considered a sin. For them, such a thought is indeed immoral. Yet when emotions are involved within the ethical decisionmaking process, one becomes more aware of other variables of an ethical dilemma (what is called moral contingency or unforeseen events or circumstances).

Plus, it is argued that emotions add power and energy to our desire to do good and avoid the bad. Chapter 3 The Emotional Aspect of Ethical Thinking 39 We need to add one last point on this issue of emotions and the decision-making process. According to Gazzaniga (2008), brain research is finding that before we make a decision, an emotional response is evoked. Simply put, our emotions are always associated with moral and ethical situations. According to the research Gazzaniga has uncovered, no matter how many rational ideas a person comes up with when making a decision, emotion, at some level, is always also involved.

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