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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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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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Ethical Considerations in Global Expansion - ... When potential market comparisons are quite similar, choose the most profitable option (Lisle, n.d.). Market Research Midwest Works Incorporated is examining four potential markets for its micro computing technology. These are New York, Paris, Tokyo, and Toronto. These markets are located in different countries. There are likely some major differences in social and political climates. United States Personal computer sales within the United States were down significantly in 2011. It was the second worst year in history....   [tags: Global Commerce]
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Ethical Nursing Practice - ... Ethical implications such as not honoring Mr. E’s decision regarding refusal use of a life-prolonging procedure, legally not abiding by his advance directive, and intubating with use of a ventilator without power of attorney’s consent. Physicians could refuse to follow an advance directive on the basis of conscience objections to such care or treatment. Federal law requires that the patient or patient’s power of attorney be provided with written policies at the time of admission to the hospital of any limitations on carrying out decisions, including the range of medical conditions or procedures affected by the conscience objection....   [tags: Health Care]
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Ethical Scenarios In The World of Intelligence - ... So first, we need to look at the level of risk this poses to determine if the use of potentially deadly force, which the “Trajan Horse” could cause, is justified. The scenario dose not state if we are at war with China or not in the scenario, so we will assume that we are not since the US is not currently at war with China nor is it imminent. With this established I do not find deadly force as a reasonable option. Deadly force should only be used in circumstances involving imminent danger to life, vital national resources or infrastructure....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Designer Babies: What is Ethical? - Designer Babies: What is Ethical. Imagine a parent walking into what looks like a conference room. A sheet of paper waits on a table with numerous questions many people wish they had control over. Options such as hair color, skin color, personality traits and other physical appearances are mapped out across the page. When the questions are filled out, a baby appears as he or she was described moments before. The baby is the picture of health, and looks perfect in every way. This scenario seems only to exist in a dream, however, the option to design a child has already become a reality in the near future....   [tags: Genetic Engineering, argumentative, persuasive, Go] 992 words
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A Reflection on an Ethical Dilemma in Nursing - The following paper is a critical reflection based upon an experience I had as a student mental health nurse upon a recent placement. The primary aims of this paper are to explore both the legal and ethical issues surrounding the administration of medication to an individual reasoned to lack mental capacity. In order to facilitate these aims by means of an approach that is both informatively critical and effective I will conduct the following; describe my experience in brief; Consider nursing policy and legislative law alongside a number of popular philosophical frameworks which are grounded within public health ethics....   [tags: Nursing]
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Human Cloning: Is it Ethical or Not? - Reproductive human cloning is a form of asexual reproduction done in a lab, not by a sperm fertilizing an egg. This issue has been a hot topic for the past decade after Dolly the sheep was cloning in Scotland. Dolly was the first cloned mammal, whose very existence created much heat in the general public (Hansen, 2004). Many people believe that cloning is ethically immoral and should never be done, but others think that scientific advances can greatly cure diseases. Michael Soules, a professor and director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Washington, concurs with the idea that reproductive human cloning is unethical....   [tags: Cloning]
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Jesus’ Ethical Teachings - Society is a living organism. Just like the immune system, the army and police provide protection against invaders and criminal elements. Just like the digestive system, industrial plants draw out energy from raw materials. Just like our veins and arteries, roads, waterways and railways transport these products around our bodies, and just like the colon and bladder, waste products are collected by garbage dumps and sewage systems. However, on top of all these vital organs lie our bones, which frame our bodies and enable us to move forward correctly....   [tags: Christianity] 850 words
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Ethical Issues of Human Cloning - The word "cloning" is commonly used in everyday communication to mean many different technological procedures. Cloning is more specifically defined as somatic cell nuclear transfer. Simply explained by Glenn McGee in his article Primer on Ethics and Human Cloning as "the starvation and subsequent implantation of DNA from one organism (e.g., cells specialized to make that organism's hair or milk) into an egg whose DNA nucleus has been removed. The resulting egg and nucleus are shocked or chemically treated so that the egg begins to behave as though fertilization has occurred, resulting in the beginning of embryonic development of a second organism containing the entire genetic code of the first organism," (........).This method was first harnessed in 1952....   [tags: Ethics, Human Cloning] 2724 words
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Ethical Issues in Psychology - ... John did explain Carolyn had no money and requested if Carolyn could be provided with free services. The psychologist did agree to do a free assessment on Carolyn. The professional did approach Carolyn the following Sunday after church and asked Carolyn if she would agree to an assessment she agreed. The psychologist did preform an IQ test on Carolyn and came up with a diagnosis of mentally mildly disabled. Let’s stop her what is wrong. This professional has taken a young woman who is mentally disabled and unable to think clearly for her and preformed testing on her....   [tags: Psychology ]
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Ethical Issues in Counseling - ... The APA (2002) does not forbid all multiple-role relationships but cautions against entering into these relationships if it increases the likelihood that the clients will be harmed. The counselor should have assessed the appropriateness of accepting the father, the degree of confidential information to be shared, and her own ability to ethically manage both of these relationships (Koocher & Keith-Spiegel, 2008). If the counselor felt certain that she could ethically take on the father as a new client a counseling plan should have been agreed upon during the first session....   [tags: Ethics, Psychology]
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Ethical Analysis of A Beautiful Mind - ... He experiences distorted thoughts, hallucinations, and hardship with relationships. The purpose of the movie “A Beautiful Mind” is to raise awareness among the general population to ease misconceptions about schizophrenia and to show examples for better understanding of this mental illness. By emphasizing several virtues that the main character, his wife, and his friends present throughout the movie, viewers can learn to be more respectful of those who suffer from schizophrenia and those who care for them....   [tags: Film Review, Ethics, Mental Health]
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Ethical issues of BP - ... Lord Browne and his colleagues were said to be at fault for safety issues. BP's cost cutting decision impacted many lives. BP did not take into consideration how stakeholders would be affected by the decisions that were made and certainly did not serve in their best interest. BP knew in advance, the life span of the pipes. These pipes were installed in 1977 and had a twenty five year expiration (Jennings, 2009). BP decided not to replace the pipes. The explosion occured in 2006 because the corrosion in the pipes had exceeded their expiration date by five years....   [tags: Business Ethics]
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Ethical Dilemmas in Nursing - ... Chris was very concerned about the life of the fetus after delivery and had a difficult time supporting the family’s decision. Fran, an ICU nurse for three years, did not understand how such a beautiful young girl to abuse herself and her fetus. She had a hard time caring for Judy and found it to be a paradox that the fetus she was carrying was supposed to be born without complications. After two months of treatment, Judy had no gag or cough reflex and did not over breathe the ventilator for a number of days....   [tags: Health Care]
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Medical Marijuana Ethical Issues - ... It became so prevalent that illegal stills and breweries began to emerge in great numbers from Appalachia to New York City. Dispensing took place with the curb side liquor, moonshiners, saloons, nightclubs or speakeasies selling illegal alcoholic beverages in immeasurable amounts. In addition, especially in the cities, the local police were bribed to turn a blind eye to the stills, breweries and nightclubs. By the early 1920s many eastern states no longer made even a token effort to enforce the law....   [tags: medicine, medical drugs]
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Ethical Decision Making - Scenario: There are a group of people on a lifeboat and the boat is sinking. There is also a 400 pound man on the boat. The problem is the boat can only hold ten normal size people. Having said that, the group has to come up with a decision for their survival; so what should they do. Below are the conversations among the passengers. Consequentialist: If this man is too heavy and he’s going to make the lifeboat sink, we need to decide what to do. Should we throw him overboard. We have to save ourselves....   [tags: Ethics] 1282 words
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Ethical Dilemma-Strategic Default - ... Fundamentally White argues that a mortgage contract is simply a contract, much like a contract for a gym membership. The lender has considered in advance that the homeowner may at some point unintentionally or strategically default on their mortgage obligation. The mortgage contract specifies how the lender will be compensated, should the mortgage obligation not be fulfilled by the homeowner. By including a clause in the contract that states the lender has the right to foreclose on the contracted property and keep all mortgage payments made prior to default, the lender has considered the risk and accepted it (White, 2010)....   [tags: Ethics ]
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The Ethical Treatment of Prisoners - ... The most important element of international human rights law protecting prisoners who work for private benefit is the ILO’s Forced Labor Convention 29. Convention 29 is virtually the only international implement that contains, either in its wording or interpretation, any obligatory conditions with respect to prisoners in their capability as workers. (Fenwick, C. 2005). The fact that prisoners who work for private advantage are in reality highly protected by international rights law than those held in traditional state-run institutions....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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The Issue of Ethical Torture - ... “Generations of Americans have understood that torture is inconsistent with our values. Over two decades ago, President Reagan signed, and a bipartisan Senate coalition ratified this landmark document, which affirms the essential principle that under no circumstances is torture ever justified. Torture and abusive treatment violate our most deeply held values, and they do not enhance our national security – they undermine it by serving as a recruiting tool for terrorists and further endangering the lives of American personnel....   [tags: Ethics, Government]
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Animal Experimentation Is Not Ethical! - An ongoing conflict among the human species is that of animal cruelty, whether it be by scientific experiments, tests, or research. I frequently wonder, do the individuals performing these atrocious tasks ask themselves if what he/she is doing is ethically correct. I believe that it is not right to treat animals in such an inhumane manner, but to treat them as our own kind, for they are clever, spirited beings. These helpless animals cannot defend themselves against abuse. In my opinion, it is morally appropriate to grant the same rights to animals as we human beings acquire and to end, or even just to minimize, animal cruelty in laboratories....   [tags: ethics, animal rights, rhetorical] 731 words
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Ethical Dilemmas in Psychology - ... Since the events of 9/11, psychologists have been involved in interviewing those that may be able to give information to help decrease or eliminate acts of terrorism and this interviewing has been shown to be effective (Gravitz, 2009). The American Psychology Association (APA) stated that psychologists should be at the forefront of this interrogation process. The APA voted on policies for what was called the Psychological Ethics and National Security (PENS task force) via an email format versus their normal time of scrutinizing policies for possible weaknesses....   [tags: Psychology ]
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Ethical Leadership in Nursing - ... E had expressed that he did not want to be placed on a ventilator both verbally and in writing. While Mr. E may not be mentally orientated at the present time, he was when he voluntarily went to a nursing home at which time he filled out an advanced directive. Dr K and the nurse have ignored Mr. E’s wishes which violate his right to self-determination and autonomy. Mr. E is deemed unable to make medical decisions and his brother is the medical power of attorney. The nurse and Dr. have an obligation both legally and ethically to inform the brother of Mr....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Genetic Engineering - ... This technology has made farmers more prosperous, as well as given the population more food that will last longer. In medicine, “a patent has already been applied for to mix human embryo cells with those from a monkey or ape to create an animal that might have kidneys or livers more suitable for transplantation to human beings” (ibid 1). Another application of genetic engineering alters the genes of an embryo to prevent passing on genetic diseases, such as cystic fibrosis and sickle-cell anemia (Hayes 1)....   [tags: Ethical Issues] 1131 words
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The Ethical Dilemma Illustrated in the Essay, "The Serpent Was There" - When put inside an ethical dilemma, it is impossible to make a decision that everyone will agree is ethically sound. This is because different people have different methods of determining whether something is ethical or unethical. Different methods of evaluation exist because there are different opinions of what a better society would be like. Despite all these differences, decisions still have to be made when one is put in an ethical dilemma. The decision of the doctors in “The Serpent Was There” not to go public with their mistake was ethical....   [tags: ethics] 609 words
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Leadership, Trustworthiness, and Ethical Stewardship and Their Correlation - ... In earning the trust of stakeholders to become trustworthy, the business leader has to follow-through on stated objectives and goals. In other words, the leader has to "walk the talk" and accomplish what he or she has stated will be done or lose credibility from employees and other stakeholders. To become trustworthy, the leader must show integrity, honesty, morality, ability, reliability, and a genuine concern for the welfare of others. The leader must show that he or she values the development of a relationship between himself or herself and all stakeholders based on trust and accountability....   [tags: Business Ethics ]
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Ethical Decision Making The Acme Way - ... 2.2 Benefit Acme toy Company would benefit from a code of ethics in the fact that it would guide and help with the understanding of acceptable conduct at all levels of the organization; It would be used for evaluation processes of, not only our employees, but our day to day operating business practices as well making sure that when we make decisions on behalf of the company they are in tune with company philosophy. A code of ethics would set an obtainable goal of behavior and conduct. Finally, in light of our lead toy whistle incident, the code of ethics would bring in to view regulations and professional standards that are imperative to our industry so that compliance is met while our ethical integrity remains intact....   [tags: Ethics, Business]
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Ethical Decisions: Making a Hard Call - ... Having a medical professional breach your confidentiality can hurt your integrity. If this is something you wouldn’t want done to you then uphold deontology. With Utilitarianism it is said that the decision made with the greatest amount of good outcome versus a bad outcome should be used. In the context of an ethical breach the greatest amount of good outcome lays with not breaching in the first place. The good outweighs the bad, because if it was In the article “Bioethics on NBC's ER: Betraying Trust or Providing Good Care....   [tags: Ethics]
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Ethical Standards Guiding Group Therapy - ... Participation. Ethical issues involving participation are also a concern for a number of reasons, namely, instances of involuntary participation and group coercion. In the case of mandatory participation, every effort should be made to enlist cooperation, and as previously stated, this is best done by providing the individual with as much information as to the group’s goals and procedures, their rights as a member, and limits of confidentiality. Professionals are being increasingly confronted with instances of mandatory memberships, and hence, an unwillingness to contribute to group growth (Glass, 1998)....   [tags: Psychology]
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Ethical Issue Analysis for the Ethical Treatment of Animals - Ethical Issues Analysis I believe in the ethical treatment for all animals is an ethical obligation by all humans. We have come to an era that we believe that all humans should be treated equally and fairly. Well, what about our other living, breathing counterparts. They deserve to live their life as they choose in quality and in the pursuit of happiness. Just as Europeans came and took over Northern America's land and resources on the Indians. We have also taken over the land and resources from all of the animals....   [tags: Psychology] 542 words
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Reflective Analyses of Ethical Principles and Applications - ... This assignment also made me think about the future of my contributions to my current field of study. “What ethical contributions can I bring to the continuum?” Next, because of Assignment 7: Ethical Egoism and Ethical Kenosis, my thoughts were driven to a higher level because I was challenged to “suggest a reasonable model for ethical decision-making” (Cope, 2007). Through this assignment, I found myself on the creative side of a concept that could be used not only for the purposes of ADR but as a model of thinking that would help individuals in life in general....   [tags: Higher Education ]
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Outsourcing: A Utilitarian Approach to An Ethical Issue - ... Hence, opportunities should be divided in local people as well as foreigners in a justified manner, so that, a balance could be maintained in both sides. As, it is not a healthy practice to behave partially with the persons, so, it's better for an organization that people should be equally treated and all should have their 'stake in outcome' as, it is a necessary part of informal training and should be compulsory for all, not only for those who need it specifically. People should have a clearly set goal for them, so that, during dealing with customers, they may feel responsibility that, they are doing something worthwhile....   [tags: Business Ethics, Globalization]
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The Ethical Issues Involved in IT Project Failure - Introduction The Business Dictionary defines ‘ethical issues’ as “problems or situations that require a person or an organization to choose between alternative courses of action which must be evaluated as right or wrong.” Information Technology (IT) Project Management is a critical issue for all organizations because the failure rates of IT projects are alarming (Whittaker, 1999). A Gartner study suggests that about 75% of IT projects based in the United States of America (USA) are deemed as failures by the stakeholders (Waters 2008)....   [tags: Ethics]
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The Ethical Ambiguity Concerning the Death Penalty - ... Throughout history, the death penalty has been utilized as a tool to manage society. Hammurabi, a successful Babylonian king, established what many scholars thought to be the first code of laws. Charles F. Horne, author of “The Code of Hammurabi,” explains: “The code . . . regulates in clear and definite strokes the organization of society” and these “grim retaliatory punishments take no note of excuses or explanations, but only of the fact” (Horne Online). Obviously, Hammurabi was aware of the advantages of capital punishment and eagerly supports it....   [tags: capital punishment, death penalty] 1277 words
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Ethical Implications of Assisted Reproductive Technology - ... English (2006) concludes that the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), established in the United Kingdom, regulates IVF by protecting patients, their children, scientific freedoms and IVF practitioners while alleviating public concern regardless of past problems is something society needs. HFEA under the Principle of Subsidiarity has been identified is charged with the ethical standards, safety and welfare of the patient, child, society, and the medical provider and with no like regulatory body in the United States individuals make their own decisions ethical or not....   [tags: Medical Ethics ]
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Ethical Challenges in Criminal Justice System - ... Lawyers are required to have many years of schooling, in particular four years of law school, Correctional Services in many states do not require any college at all, and however all do require at least a high school education. Ethics training is not at the forefront of most law enforcement academy curricula. Ethics is sometimes a low-priority, tiresome subject. Little effort can be devoted to ethics as it competes for classroom time with more glamorous and direct-liability subjects such as firearms, non-lethal weapons, defensive tactics, laws of arrest, search and seizure, pursuit driving, etc.(Dr....   [tags: Criminal Justice Ethics]
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The Ethical Roles of the Government in Medical Practice - The ethical roles of the government as it pertains to the rights of medical practice are a slippery slope. One may argue “How can the government make decisions based solely upon the best interest of itself”. With this being focused mostly in regards to it’s stances on abortion and the rights of doctors to make ethical and moral decisions on whether or not they want to practice abortions in their clinic. While bearing in mind ethical values relating to medical practices, the role of conscience is extremely substantial....   [tags: Medical Ethics] 1564 words
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The Many Facets of Ann's Ethical Decisions - ... The precious memories of what a righteous father and grandfather he was were shattered and the upstanding citizen that people perceived him as being was a lie (Gavras, 1989). Not only would her father have to pay for his crimes, but she and her son would suffer the rest of their lives with the pain of losing a father and grandfather, the truth of what he was, and the possibility of being ostracized by society. Ann faced a man she no longer knew, a deceptive individual, who made horrible decisions many years ago....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Physician Assisted Suicide: An Ethical Dilemma - ... The patients were persuaded to take a drug which would relax them before they began using the Mercitron, because as a doctor he didn’t want them to experience pain. (Jackson). The use of this machine brought about an ethical dilemma. Is it ethical for terminally ill patients to end their own lives with the assistance of their doctor. Many patients when faced with this decision do not wish to go through the suffering or loss of abilities for doing every day activities. They want to die before they become incapacitated and can die with dignity (Andre & Velasquez)....   [tags: Medical Ethics ]
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The Controversy and Ethical Debate Surrounding Euthanasia - ... Euthanasia is then further classified into three categories. Firstly is voluntary euthanasia, which is when the patient gives the consent to undergo the procedure. Secondly is non-voluntary euthanasia, which is done when the patient is not able to give his consent, when he is in a coma for example. Last but not least, is non-voluntary euthanasia, which is when the procedure is done against the will of the patient (McDougall, Gorman and Roberts). Euthanasia has been a controversial ethical issue throughout time....   [tags: Moral Issues]
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Is it Ethical to Raise Livestock in a Factory Farm? - ... Since their bodies develop at a faster rate, their internal organs and joints cannot keep up the pace, which results in crippling and health-related problems. Their maturity weight indicates that their lives are about to come to an end in the slaughterhouse. Workers gather chickens by grapping several birds at once by their feet and toss them into crates packed closely together inside the trucks (COK 2011). The transferring process from warehouses to the slaughterhouse causes countless of chickens being injured....   [tags: Animal Rights ]
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Ethical Issues in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - Mary Shelley expresses various ethical issues by creating a mythical monster called Frankenstein. There is some controversy on how Mary Shelley defines human nature in the novel, there are many features of the way humans react in situations. Shelley uses a relationship between morality and science, she brings the two subjects together when writing Frankenstein, and she shows the amount of controversy with the advancement of science. There are said to be some limits to the scientific inquiry that could have restrained the quantity of scientific implications that Mary Shelley was able to make, along with the types of scientific restraints....   [tags: Ethic, Mary Shelley, Frankenstein,] 1228 words
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