The Moral Responsibilities of Trusteeship
David H. Smith
Distribution: World
Publication date: 05/22/1995
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 978-0-253-35331-3
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Entrusted provides a much needed contribution to the literature on ethics in the healthcare arena." —Health Progress

A splendid and invaluable book, one every trustee with an active conscience would want to read and one every trustee with a dormant conscience ought to read." —Richard Chait, Center for Higher Education Governance and Leadership

... thoughtful essays on the morality, obligations, practice, and virtues of trusteeship.... Smith presents intriguing arguments for governance grounded in a broader sense of organizational and public stewardship." —ARNOVA News

[Smith’s] contribution breaks some new and difficult ground by helping us to think beyond the routine and mundane dimensions of trusteeship." —Academe

... essential reading for trustees." —Ethics

Entrusted should be required reading for trustees of any not-for-profit." —Advancing Philanthropy

Author Bio

DAVID H.SMITH is the Director of the Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions and Professor of Religious Studies at Indiana University. He is the author of Health and Medicine in the Anglican Tradition: Conscience, Community, and Compromise.

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Table of Contents


Part I: Why Trustees?
1. The Moral Core of Trusteeship
2. Two Major Objections
3. An Illustration: Trustees and Football

Part II: Specifying Vocation amid Controversy
4. When in Doubt: Problems of Specification
5. Conflicting Basic Duties

Part III: Duty and Character
6. Processes and Procedures
7. The Virtues of a Trustee