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Ethical Dilemma Case - Running Head: Ethics Paper Ethics Paper [Name of Customer] [Name of Institute] [Date] Introduction An ethical dilemma is defined as a mental state when the nurse has to make a choice between the options and choices that he or she has at her disposal. The choice is a crucial task as the opting of the step will subsequently determine the health status of the concerned patient, hence it requires a great deal of wisdom along with proper medical and health training before any such step is opted as it is a matter of life and death....   [tags: Ethics] 1211 words
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The NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct - The NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct was developed to uphold the application of core values, ideals, and principles to assist teachers’ decision-making about ethical issues. The Core Values of the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct is based on the foundation of the field's commitment to young children. It is noteworthy that all seven of the Code's Core Values directly address our commitment to children: • Appreciate childhood as a unique and valuable stage of the human life cycle • Base our work on knowledge of how children develop and learn • Appreciate and support the bond between the child and family • Recognize that children are best understood and supported in the context of family, culture, community, and society • Respect the dignity, worth, and uniqueness of each individual (child, family member, and colleague) • Respect diversity in children, families, and colleagues • Recognize that children and adults achieve their full potential in the context of relationships that are based on trust and respect The first section of the Code specifically addresses our responsibilities to young children....   [tags: Business Ethics ]
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Ethical and Moral Leadership Environments - Introduction Defining moral leadership is quite simple and varied dependent upon the situation or context requiring leadership. Carrying out moral and ethical leadership is much more complex when carried out in the day to day operations in life. This is particularly poignant when righting a wrong, or redeeming a situation to help in a process of improvement. Dineen, Lewicki and Tomlinson (2006 p. 430 in Yukl) state a case that it is up to the leadership to lead by example regarding both ethical and moral behaviour....   [tags: Ethics]
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Ethical Duties of Legal Counsel - ... After assuring Rife that the information provided would remain confidential, Cicero, a former OSU football player, sent multiple e-mails to a coach at OSU, Jim Tressel. The e-mails, which defamed Rife’s character, contained details of the raid, memorabilia, Rife’s prior criminal history and furnished a warning to have the OSU players cease contact with Rife were sent unbeknownst to Rife and without permission. In this case, Cicero had a strong tie to OSU’s athletic program as a result of his formal football career with the university and Cicero was upset that the government was attempting to keep the memorabilia for themselves without considering returning it to the university....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Ethical Challenges of the War in Afghanistan - ... A closely related issue arises if the U.S. as a nation trains or authorizes Soldiers to torture; then morally they cannot be distinguished from terrorists themselves. Likewise, if the U.S. instead sends prisoners to other countries that are known for their use of torture, there is no denying culpability for what happens to those prisoners. All these practices contribute to “undermining respect around the world for conventions against torture” (Perry, 2004). Determining the number of civilian deaths that have occurred during the war in Afghanistan presents another moral dilemma....   [tags: Ethics ]
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Solving Ethical Dilemmas - ... This balance would be the couple receiving counseling and the man being relieved of his guilt. Philosopher Spinoza's ethics are slightly different from those of Aristotle. Much like the stoics—individuals who believed that destructive emotions resulted from errors in judgment, and that a sage person of "moral and intellectual perfection," would not suffer such emotions —Spinoza believed all things are logically determined. To clarify further, since each man's particular essence is directly tied to his fate—the time and place of his existence—ethical standards cannot be absolute....   [tags: Philosophy]
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The Moral and Ethical Dilemmas of Anthropology - Anthropological researchers have considerable moral and ethical standards by which their work must be conducted in order to preserve the accuracy and the posterity of the information gathered during the study and also to the persons or cultures of which they study. These two important parts of anthropology – the research and those being researched – can be conflicting. The Code of Ethics of the American Anthropological Association presents itself as a body of guidelines for discussing these ethical and moral conflicts....   [tags: ethics, antrhopological] 1242 words
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Toyota's Ethical Issues - Toyota issues in automotive industry resulted from a lack of moral and ethical obligations to loyal customers. In fact, people encounter ethics at one time or another. A business expectation is to act in manner upholding society values. According to authors Trevino and Nelson, (2004) states, “a set of moral principals or values, or the principals, norm, and standards of conduct governing a group or individual.” On the other hand, three ethical criteria determined in this discussion like obligation, moral ideas, and consequences which this article highlights an ethical dilemma with automobiles makers....   [tags: Business Ethics]
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The Ethical Boundaries of Universal Healthcare - Introduction The ability of U.S. organizations to be able to compete on a global scale is hampered by lesser developed countries providing workers with the same efficiency at lower pay rates. Working to fix the problem is essential to the future success of U.S. organizations and the success of U.S. citizens. The question is how to address this issue in a way that is ethically representative of our country and those who lead it. According to Princeton economist Paul Krugman one such solution is to provide Universal Healthcare in the United States in turn lessening the financial burden on organizations and the workers they employ....   [tags: Healthcare, argumentative, persuasive]
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Ethical Violations in "The Monster Study" - ... In 2003, Reynolds stated that Tudor’s responsibility in the study was to tell non stuttering students that they stutter and to tell the one’s that did stutter that they have perfect fluency. Her experiment begins with 22 subjects, none of the subjects were told of this study. They were also told that they will receive speech therapy. In 2003, Reynolds stated that Tudor’s experiment, she had to induce healthy children into stammering: she also told stammering children that did not stuttering....   [tags: Ethics]
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Is Capital Punishment Ethical? - ... Each approach provides a unique look in the idea of capital punishment and will help to look at the consequences at the present time, as well as in the future. The question of whether it is ethically acceptable to take the life of someone is at the heart of this issue. In order to determine if it is ethical I am going to first try and look at this issue using the utilitarianism approach, by looking at whether the decision will result in the most amount of pleasure with the smallest amount of pain....   [tags: Capital Punishment, Death Penalty] 2403 words
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In-Game Ethical Explorations - ... More games now than ever have content that explores ethics, such as the will to preserve life, whether it is your character or a non-playable character (NPC). This paper explores some of the more ethically relevant games and the future of ethics in the video game industry. The first source of information is a book named Philosophy Through Video Games, specifically a chapter entitled “Games and God’s Goodness (World-Builder and Tycoon Games). Like the title suggests, the subject of the chapter is a genre of games referred to as world-builder games, or by others as “God games” because of the players ability to imitate God-like properties such as “omnipotence (all-powerfulness), all-knowingness and omnibenevolence (all-goodness)” (Cogburn and Silcox 75)....   [tags: Gaming]
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Role of Happiness in Ethical Decisions - ... Many argue that Kant’s exclusion of happiness from his ethical theories is a call for concern. John Steward Mill, a utilitarian, follows a theory that is in direct contrast to that of Kant since he concentrates on the consequences on actions. Utilitarianism seeks to provide happiness to the greatest amount while being fair and considering everyone equal. People are said to be happiest if they can do what they want; however, if everyone did what they wanted, then a lot of people would be unhappy....   [tags: Immanuel Kant]
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Secular, Ethical Lives - Secularised ethics can be defined as “The basic principles of right action, especially with reference to a particular person, profession etc.” Christian ethics however cannot be as simply defined. Ethical values of Christians cannot be reduced to a set of rules that can be easily followed and obeyed. A definition that gives an idea of Christian Ethics can be given in this form, “Christian Ethics is fundamentally a matter of participating in the unfolding drama of God’s creative and redemptive purposes for the world....   [tags: Ethics, Christian Ethics, Morality] 1990 words
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Ethical Treatment of Clerical Phedophilia - ... On one hand, attempting to help Father X may not prove to be satisfactory, as many of the controversial “cures” for pedophilia are largely ineffective.4 One of the treatments included in these “cures” is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which is concentrated mainly on relapse prevention. This treatment centers around targeting attitudes, beliefs, and behaviours that are thought to increase the sexual abuse of children.5 It is mainly a talking therapy which acts through a goal-oriented, systematic procedure....   [tags: Ethics ]
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Google: Violating Ethical Standards - ... This was affected in such a way that, if a user got into a link that had been censored, no results would be obtained; shut down of browser or re-direction to another site was the action that was taken. Moral agent refers to the ability to behave in a manner that upholds the various set ethics. Firms are not only supposed to be gaining revenues, but they are also responsible for their habitual conduct, to their workforce, customers, other firms, and suppliers (Ferrell, O, Fraedrich, J, &Ferrell, L 2009)....   [tags: Business Ethics ]
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Diversity: The Ethical Choice - ... Figure 1 highlights the relationship between the semantic frames of the American Dream and the diversity debate, with common challenges to diversity (Morrison, 1992), structurally related to the legitimizing myth of the American Dream. In order for employers to gain acceptance for diversity programs, diversity needs a new semantic frame inside an organization, that of diversity as fair, ethical, beneficial, and distinctly American. The new semantic frame requires organizational support that includes practices that promote accountability, and the recruitment and development of members of protected classes (Kinicki & Kreitner, 2008)....   [tags: Diversity ]
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An Ethical Dilemma within the Army - ... Noncommissioned Officers (NCOs) struggled with plans to ensure a successful rotation despite this. However, at no time did a single NCO ever consider just simply stopping a pending chapter to fill a position. Nevertheless, this was our guidance for every case that concerned an overweight Soldier. That one broad ranging directive from the brigade immediately placed every NCO into an ethical dilemma. The brigade expected us to ignore the Army standards so that we could implement a quick fix solution to our problems....   [tags: Ethics, Military]
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Ethical Decision Making of a Nurse - ... The client is in a vulnerable position and he left her there, which causes the client to lose faith in the nurse ability and for not respecting her choice. The nurse has more authority and influence in the health care system, than the client, so the nurse has the ability to advocate for the client. Throughout the decision process, we have to take the patient and the family members’ values and beliefs in account. Since, they are central to their behaviors and concept of one self. The client believes that, the cancer can no longer be control; so, therefore, there is no need for life support, medical testing and cancer treatment to continue....   [tags: Ethics, Health Care, Nursing] 2902 words
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Ethical Decision Making in an Organization - What makes a good leader. It depends. Most organizations look for individuals that have something to offer when they look at credentials or a great interview but looks can be deceiving does a good manager necessarily mean that a good leader I do not think so. An ethical dilemma is when an incident that makes you to ask yourself how do I handle this situation based on your beliefs and deciding how to choose between right and wrong. Whenever I’ am uncertain of how to make a final decision I will always try to go with my first instinct....   [tags: Business Management] 910 words
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Ethical Violations Lead to Jail - ... Sansom’s state appointed friends. The college penalized Sansom by making him pay back $103,000 to the college. The college also made him resigned from his job and asked him to leave his House seat (“Samson Scandal”). I do not think the penalties are great enough, because Sansom “insists he would have done nothing differently” (qtd. in “Samson Scandal”). Sansom apparently did not learn his lesson and it is sad to say that he was one of our highly respected men in the community. Sansom is a perfect example of a case that needed ethics committee intervention; they should have stepped in and filed separate charges against him for violation of the ethics code....   [tags: Ethics ]
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Ethical dilemmas in Psychological Practice - ... In addition, the author would proceed to explain to her client that she thinks it would be in the best interest of both parties to s refrain from entering into any other form of social relationship because it may cause skewness in objectively, it may affect performance of her functioning as a psychologist, positive and beneficial perspectives in objectivity. In addition, the author will also explain that such relationship could risk exploitation of their therapist-client relationship, cause biased decisions, and impairments in making sound and reasonable decisions....   [tags: Ethics] 1030 words
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Ethical Perspectives on Business Ethics - ... The universalist view of ethics is closely related to the Confucian theory of interdependence in that all acts and behaviors are to be judged by the same standard regardless of the situation or culture. This view removes status, rank, social standing or any other externally acquired attribute from the equation and only focuses on the issue in question. It’s the “call a spade a spade” adage in practice. There are no extenuating circumstances, no provocation or any other motivation taken into consideration…all things being equal, the act is either ethical, or it is not....   [tags: Business Ethics ]
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Ethical Issues in e-Commerce - ... Regarding information privacy, Ferguson (2001) discusses a four-quadrant framework consisting of quadrant I: Public, Open to public view; II: Public, Closed to public view; III: Private, Open to public view; IV: Private, Closed to public view. It is apparent from consumer reaction and pending legislation that transactions on the web between a customer and vendor should be considered private, closed to public view. While the internet is empowering in that it opens up a vast array of services and a host of information before unavailable, it also makes users more vulnerable to surveillance and manipulation....   [tags: Business Ethics ]
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Ethical Dilemmas in Nursing Profession - ... The nurse had extensive training and experience working in the paediatric unit of the hospital where she was employed. Caring for children is her passion since she lost her first child due to birth complications and raised her two children alone while putting herself through university. In the 25th week of her pregnancy, the mother was advised by the nurse to remain on bed rest to avoid further complications and potentially hurting her unborn baby. The mother continued to work from the hospital placing additional stress on the baby despite the nurse’s appeal that such stress can cause the baby harm....   [tags: Nursing Health]
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Ethical Standards in Correctional Facilities - What is Ethics. Ethics refers to a system of moral standards that guide the decision for human conduct of what is right and wrong based on everyday life situations, usually in terms rights, obligations, benefits, fairness, or virtue. Ethics is used as a formal guideline for conducting business in order to minimize pain to the greater number of people as a whole. The principles of ethics come from the knowledge and understanding of the word of God, the Bible. It tells us how we ought to think and behave toward one another considering first, how we want to be treated....   [tags: ethics, criminal justice] 1058 words
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Ethical Virtue and Nobility - Aristotle, in the Nicomachean Ethics, asserts that every ethical virtue aims at what is noble. In order to establish his definition of nobility, Aristotle takes the example of the virtue of courage. This virtue aims at what is noble, namely the common good, and this noble end is reached through courageous acts done by a brave man. There is a direct relationship between becoming good and loving what is noble. In order to become a good person, one must be conditioned to love what is noble and hate what is ignoble....   [tags: Ethics] 1025 words
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Ethical Decision Making - Effective communication is so important for organizational success Good Leadership ensures active participation. Most organizations concentrate on hiring individuals with certain qualities but you really do not know what type of people you are hiring until you get to know them that might be late. they look at credentials or a great interview but looks can be deceiving does a good manager necessarily mean that a good leader I do not think so.It is understood that good leadership is crucial to any successful business....   [tags: Business Management] 829 words
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Ethical Decision Making in Education - Teachers are faced with making ethical decisions everyday. In this scenario the teacher is solely responsible for making the ethical decision of whether to go against schools policy and continue sponsorship with McJacks which in turn discriminates against Molly. This essay will consider the possibilities for the teacher from four ethical frameworks and will discuss final recommendations based on this analysis. Consequentialists would argue that an act is right or wrong based on the goodness or badness inherent in the consequences of that act (Hugh, 2000)....   [tags: Ethics]
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Logical, Ethical, and Emotional Argumentation - ... She uses quotes and phrases like “[torture] endangers our soldiers on the battlefield” and “damage[s] our country’s image,” calling on the sense of patriotism throughout America to turn the people against torture. Applebaum even goes so far as to throw out the baseless conjecture “the use of ‘special methods’ might help explain why the war is going so badly (Applebaum 37).” This appeal to emotion tries to sway the reader against torture by making the assumption that there is some connection between the use of torture and the effectiveness of enemy soldiers – a great example of the use of pathos to mislead readers....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Ethical Issues in the Fashion Industry - ... Farming is their only survival kit. With enough said the world is not in the best condition. Many people like to scapegoat as a defense mechanism to protect themselves. Even though the fashion industry is known to create many ethical problems, they are not the only people to blame. Everyone wearing clothes play a role. It is obvious that clothing is a necessity. It keeps us warm, protects our skin, and without clothes the world will not be civil. Since people need clothing to survive the world is filled with a great abundance of corporations, business chains, and factories....   [tags: Fashion ]
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The Ethical Controversy of Gene Therapy - ... Gene therapy, on the other hand, would require one treatment to achieve permanent reversal of the CF pathophysiology, with none of the continuing risks of immunosuppression. In producing normal pulmonary cell function, genetic alteration of the patient’s own lung cells seems far less invasive, and is potentially far less costly, than transplantation.(Robert and George) Figure 1 Gene therapy used to cure immunological disorder One of the early concerns about gene therapy was its safety and efficacy....   [tags: Medical Ethics ]
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Ethical Norms of Medical Research - ... Based on the success in market of Viagra treatment erectile dysfunction for men, the research on treatment for FSD was formed. “In a wake of Viagra’s success as a treatment for erectile dysfunction, attention turned to finding equally effective drugs to treat for women’s sexual problem, labeling this “new” condition female sexual dysfunction.” (Fishman12). The researchers and pharmaceutical companies diagnose the market that they think they might succeed with a new drugs treat for women like the one they did for men....   [tags: Pharmaceutical Industry, Branding] 1431 words
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Ethical Dilemmas During a Pandemic - ... Nurse PT is thirty-four years old. Nurse PT knew she wanted to become a nurse since she was five years old, when her father, a doctor, allowed her to try his stethoscope on her favourite teddy bear. At the age of twenty-two years old, her dream came to life when she graduated as valedictorian of her nursing class. Nurse PT found a job at Toronto East General hospital in the emergency department six months after graduating, and she is currently working in this same department. Nurse PT married her soul mate when she was twenty-three....   [tags: Nursing]
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Ethical Principles in The Help - ... Aibileen stares injustice in the face when she confronts Hilly and dares her to call the police, knowing that she has been falsely accused. The movie ends with Aibileen walking down a long road with tall trees on both sides with her head held high and her heart filled with pride. She may have lost her job, but not her dignity. She confronted the injustice and mistreatment that sparked the Civil Rights Movement, and in the process was able to free her mind and forgive her enemies. Skeeter Skeeter is a recent college graduate who returns home to find a job and her place in Jackson, Mississippi....   [tags: Film] 1646 words
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Deepwater ethical issues - ... The MMS was officially created on January 19, 1982, during the administration of President Ronald Regan. The Secretary of the Interior, James Watt, was instrumental in the creation of the MMS. In reaction to the ongoing instability in the Middle East and the ever-present state of the Cold War with the Soviet Union, the United States government was seeking ways for Americans to produce their own energy sources. Secretary Watt designated the MMS as the agency responsible for executing two missions under the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act of 1982....   [tags: Business Ethics] 1504 words
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The Relativity of Ethical Issues - Nowadays moral ethics are considered relative. Relative to culture, relative to the needs of a person, relative to circumstances and relative to what one assumes is right or wrong. Everyone has a different perspective on what is true; a person might believe that ‘x’ is true while another may not. The same concept applies to ethics, one person might say killing animals for food is correct and another might say it is incorrect as we can survive on natural food. So each person has a different estimation on making truth claims about ethics, the opinion depends on what is right or wrong and what is ethical and what is not....   [tags: Morality/Ethics] 1278 words
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Pathetic vs Ethical - ... It will be good to die, so doing. I shall lie by his side, loving him as he loved me; I shall be a criminal- but a religious one.” (pg 184) Antigone is a character full of morals and dedicates her life to doing what is right. Her love for her family is clearly demonstrated through her actions in doing what is right. Antigone gives her brother the proper burial he deserves and is unfortunately caught doing the deed. Upon being captured, she is proud to say what she did because morally it was the right thing to do and one should not be afraid to stand up for what they believe in....   [tags: Philosophy, Greek, Aristotle] 2004 words
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Ethical Tourism in the Postcolonial Era - ... As Appadurai notes that the mediascape provides “large and complex repertoires of images, narratives and 'ethnoscapes' to viewers throughout the world, in which the world of commodities and the world of 'news' and politics are profoundly mixed” (App). He says that through these mediascapes an audience is more likely to create an 'imagined world' that might be less than realistic and probably different from other parts of the 'imagined world'. With this in mind, the tourism industry plays into the mediascapes images, portraying a ideal place that may compromise the authenticity of place....   [tags: Traveler, Tourist] 1806 words
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Moral And Ethical Dilemmas - Moral and Ethical Dilemmas One of the most difficult trials I face in my life are ethical and moral dilemmas. They can be soul-wrenching and searching experiences that tax my character and cause me to really "put my money where my mouth is." Sometimes I'm quick to see ethical faults in others, but slow to see them in myself. Other times I see all to clearly my mistakes and wonder why I don't measure up. I believe one purpose for this life is to learn to act for ourselves. Learn to see a situation correctly and act righteously....   [tags: Morals Ethics Essays] 1939 words
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Personal Ethical Codes - Personal Ethical Codes This is really the first time I’ve been asked to give description of the ethical codes I live by, so I’ll narrow them down the best I can. This papers main theme is “My ethical codes,” but I want to show you how I plan to conduct myself in and out of the publics’ eyes as a student and in the future a psychologist. I will conduct myself as an ethical person in public and in my personal life. Vocalizing and pondering on ideas without prejudice, judgment, or predetermined notions of any persons’ ability, disability, religious beliefs, learning style, age, socioeconomic status, social or professional standing, gender, race, and ethnicity....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Ethical Philosophies and the Hippocratic Physician - Ethical Philosophies and the Hippocratic Physician Twenty four centuries ago, Hippocrates created the profession of medicine, for the first time in human history separating and refining the art of healing from primitive superstitions and religious rituals. His famous Oath forged medicine into what the Greeks called a technik, a craft requiring the entire person of the craftsman, an art that, according to Socrates in his dialogue Gorgias, involved virtue in the soul and spirit as well as the hands and brain....   [tags: Philosophy Medicine]
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Solving an Ethical Dilemma at Work - Describe an ethical problem you have encountered or might encounter in your workplace. How would you approach the problem and reach a decision to solve it. Business ethics defines how a company integrates core values - such as honesty, trust, respect, and fairness - into its policies, practices, and decision-making. Business ethics also involves a company's compliance with legal standards and observance to internal rules and regulations. Business ethics is, in part, the attempt to think clearly and deeply about ethical issues in business and to arrive at conclusions that are supported by strongest possible arguments....   [tags: Business Ethics] 925 words
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Ethical Issues at Work - Ethical Issues at Work According to the APA code of ethics (2002), a colleague who is misrepresenting themselves regarding their credentials, is violating code number 5.01, "Avoidance of False or Deceptive Statements". This code states: "(a) Public statements include but are not limited to paid or unpaid advertising, product endorsements, grant applications, licensing applications, other credentialing applications, brochures, printed matter, directory listings, personal resumes or curricula vitae, or comments for use in media such as print or electronic transmission, statements in legal proceedings, lectures and public oral presentations, and published materials....   [tags: Papers] 493 words
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Ethical Management Procedures - Ethical Management Procedures Manage There are so many instances in life where ethics play a major role in decisions that we, as humans, make. Ethical decision making processes take place mostly when conclusions are reached that directly effect people, but what are ethics. The Random House-Webster's Dictionary of Modern English defines ethics as: The branch of philosophy dealing with values relating to human conduct, with respect to the rightness and wrongness of actions and the goodness and badness of motives and ends....   [tags: Papers] 484 words
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The Ethical Debate on Cloning - The Ethical Debate on Cloning In the article, “ Biotechnology, Ethics and the Politics of Cloning, ” the authors, Steven Best and Douglas Kellner describe the advantages and disadvantages of cloning and discuss the ethical issues related to cloning. They give various examples and judge them from different perspectives. They believe that the entire realm of biotechnology is fraught with dangers and problems that require careful study and democratic debate of key ethical issues. They too are of the opinion that in an era where everything depends on technology and where life can be created and redesigned in a Petri dish and genetic codes can be edited like a digital text, the distinction between ‘ natural ’ and ‘ artificial ’ have become greatly complexified....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]
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The Ethical Foundations of Starbucks and Humana - The Ethical Foundations of Starbucks and Humana Executive Summary This paper examines the ethical foundations of two companies operating in very different markets. Starbucks’ is a chain of coffeehouses specializing in gourmet coffee lines. Starbucks is based on sound ethical principals permeated through the central core of its business operations. The result of several probes leads to a conclusion that Starbucks does business in a profitable and morally sound manner. Humana Inc. is a large Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) with operations that place it third among the top players in the field....   [tags: GCSE Business Marketing Coursework Ethics]
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Ethical Computer Hacking - Have you ever been a victim of a cyber crime. Something as simple as a weird pop up that won't go away. Or maybe something a little bit more serious like your personal web page gets hi-jacked. All this "malicious" damage that causes you much grief isn't so much the work of a hacker, per se, but more the work of a "cracker" or a "script kiddie". Now you're confused right. Well let's just say everyone who knows how manipulate a computer isn't doing it on bad and evil terms, like writing a virus to deploy on a certain date to permanently delete certain file extensions....   [tags: Hacking Computer Security] 980 words
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Ethical Dilemma Of Napster - Ethical Dilemma of Napster The ethical dilemma of computer downloads, namely music downloads, has been under great scrutiny in the last few years. Napster, if any one symbolizes the new technology, was the front runner in developing the new digital trading. The ethical issues seem to revolve around the all mighty dollar. Some particular musicians, namely Lars Ulrich from Metallica and Dr. Dre (rap star), have had some serious issues with Napster. Their claims have merit, but so do the claims of the creator and users of Napster....   [tags: Download Music Sharing Internet] 1445 words
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Comparing Three Ethical Paradigms - Sinking to the bottom for a solution: Ethical Paradigms Sometimes in life there are instances in which and individual must make a decision that will question their moral fiber. These instances could vary from whether or not to help others in need, decide whether an action is right or wrong or even when deciding who should live and who must die. How does one logically reason to an ethnical conclusion to these situations. A coast guard helicopter is responding to two mayday calls by two different ships that are sinking in the Pacific Ocean within a mile of each other....   [tags: Ethics] 985 words
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