Free web sites about ethics, business ethics, medical ethics, science ethics.
General Ethics Sites
Ethics Updates "Founded in 1994 and edited by Lawrence M. Hinman of University of San Diego, Ethics Updates is designed primarily to be used by ethics instructors and their students. It is intended to provide resources and updates on current literature, both popular and professional, that relates to ethics."
Applied Ethics Resource on the WWW The EthicsWeb is a collection of ethics-related websites, run by philosopher-ethicist Chris MacDonald. This great web page has links to all aspects of applied ethics including business, health, science, media, environment, animal welfare, and more.
ECI, Ethics and Compliance Initiative "The Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI) is a best practice community of organizations that are committed to creating and sustaining high quality ethics & compliance programs. With a history dating back to 1922, ECI brings together ethics and compliance professionals and academics from all over the world to share techniques, research and, most of all, exciting new ideas."
Markkula Center for Applied Ethics "the Web site of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, offers articles, cases, briefings, and dialogue in all fields of applied ethics."
Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle Written 350 B.C.E., translated by W.D. Ross. From Wikipedia: "The Nicomachean Ethics (/nɪˌkɒmæˈkiːən/) is the name normally given to Aristotle's best-known work on ethics. The work, which plays a pre-eminent role in defining Aristotelian ethics, consists of ten books, originally separate scrolls, and is understood to be based on notes from his lectures at the Lyceum, which were either edited by or dedicated to Aristotle's son, Nicomachus."
Ethics vs. Morals An explanation from the site: "Ethics and morals both relate to “right” and “wrong” conduct. However, ethics refer to the series of rules provided to an individual by an external source, e.g. their profession or religion. Morals refer to an individual’s own principles regarding right and wrong."
Business Ethics Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, offers articles and cases in business ethics.
BusinessEthics.ca "Business Ethics is the study of ethical dilemmas, values, and decision-making in the world of commerce. This website is an independent, non-affiliated source of information, authored and administered by business ethics scholar, Chris MacDonald."
Professional Codes of Ethics for Librarians This site contains links to national codes for many countries, both the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Code and the country's individual codes.
Ethics Society of Professional Journalists offers ethics resources, ethics news, and the SPJ code of ethics. SPJ's Ethics Committee's purpose is to encourage the use of the Society's Code of Ethics, which promotes the highest professional standards for journalists of all disciplines. Public concerns are often answered by this committee. It also acts as a spotter for reporting trends in the nation, accumulating case studies of jobs well done under trying circumstances.
Journalism Ethics for the Global Citizen From the School of Journalism at University of British Columbia, this site tracks and analyzes ethical issues in journalism around the world and provides news, expert analysis and essential background on ethical and legal issues, with a special emphasis on global journalism ethics.
The Hastings Center "An independent, nonpartisan, and nonprofit bioethics research institute founded in 1969 to explore fundamental and emerging questions in health care, biotechnology, and the environment."
Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University "is the world's oldest and most comprehensive academic bioethics center. The Institute and its library serve as an unequalled resource for those who research and study ethics, as well as those who debate and make public policy."
Medical Ethics Resources Austin Community College Learning Resource Services provides a LibGuide with links to a variety of medical ethics resources on the Web. Links to the ACC Library are for ACC students only but the other web links are great!
Office of Clinical Research and Bioethics Policy The Office of Clinical Research and Bioethics Policy (OCRBP) in the NIH Office of Science Policy serves as the central locus for planning, developing, and coordinating NIH-wide policy activities for clinical and health care research, as well as promoting full integration of bioethical considerations as foundational to NIH-supported research. OCRPB’s three main areas of emphasis are policies related to clinical research and protections for human subjects, genomics research, and the translation of research findings into health care.
Environmental Ethics "...is dedicated to providing access to Internet resources throughout the world which pertain to or focus on environmental ethics and environmental philosophy.
Online Ethics Center for Engineering and Science At Case Western Reserve University the center's "mission is to provide engineers, scientists, and science and engineering students with resources for understanding and addressing ethically significant problems that arise in their work, and to serve those who are promoting learning and advancing the understanding of responsible research and practice in science and engineering."
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