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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" - The Monster study is speech impediment experiment that was done on the children that lived in the orphanage. This experiment was conducted to find out if stuttering was inherited or did environment play a key factor. Wendell Johnson was the speech pathologist that conducted this study to find the cause and cure for stuttering. This study violated a lot of ethical issues because the children were psychological harm, informed consent was not given and the subjects were deceived. Wendell Johnson had a biased opinion in this study because he was a stutter himself and was desperate for a cure....   [tags: Ethics]
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In-Game Ethical Explorations - Ethics help us every day to determine what is “right” and “wrong” because they are the values of conduct imposed upon an individual by a larger group, usually society. Ethics has also been referred to as moral philosophy. Ethics and morality have a tendency to be confused and used interchangeably, but there is an important difference that must be noted. Morals define personal character, and therefore are usually unchanged in an individual, while various groups might dictate different ethics. With the emergence of technology in the 21st century, the study of ethics, specifically applied ethics, has increased in the number of relevant subjects....   [tags: Gaming]
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Role of Happiness in Ethical Decisions - “All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason” (Kant 1). The usage of reason as a representation of one’s intellect is a common trait in the 21st century. Happiness, a positive emotion, tends to blur one’s judgement and coerces philosophers to look upon its relevance when formulating ethical decisions. When considering the role of emotion in ethical decisions, one must consider the contrasting views of Immanuel Kant, an 18th Prussian philosopher that focussed his philosophies around the doctrine of reason, in comparison to that of John Stewart Mill, a 19th century British philosopher that followed the doctrine of happiness through the ideology of utilitarianism....   [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 - The ethical practice of mental health must include not only the wellbeing of the patient in question, but also the physical and mental safety of the community. Although the role of a mental health practitioner must ultimately concentrate on helping the distressed individual, if this individual somehow poses a threat to those around him or her, ethical precautions must be taken. The paraphillic diagnosis of pedophilia must be handled with utmost care, as the psychiatric health of the patient is in question, as well as the mental and physical safety of possible victims around the patient....   [tags: Ethics ]
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Google: Violating Ethical Standards - At the beginning of launching of a search engine in China by Google, the firms need was to incorporate the Chinese language into the Google search engine. However, Google gave the Chinese government mandate to decide the content that would be censored. Later, the Chinese search was shut down by the government. As a result of this, Google decided to put a computer in china to help investigate illegal sites of websites. The computer was programmed outside the vicinity Chinese government which helped Google identify the restricted websites....   [tags: Business Ethics ]
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Diversity: The Ethical Choice - The United States is one of the most diverse nations on the earth, originally conceived so, and often described as a great melting pot, as “all nations are melted into a new race of man, whose labours and posterity will one day cause great changes in the world” (St. John de Crèvecoeur, 1782). Yet, despite the country’s diverse population, the workplace remains a place of inequality as women and minorities continue to earn less than their white male counterparts (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2011; U.S....   [tags: Diversity ]
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An Ethical Dilemma within the Army - Standards or Numbers: An Ethical Dilemma Every organization, both large and small, will typically have a well-defined set of values that they wish to espouse. This is the template for a successful, trained work force. These values will guide individuals during the decision-making processes that they will encounter. This blue print helps to ensure the integrity of the company and the individual, as well. Our Army today is no different. We can find our values and creeds everywhere we turn. One quick trip to a company or battalion headquarters will yield all the information a Soldier ever needs to assist them in making ethical choices....   [tags: Ethics, Military]
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Is Capital Punishment Ethical? - Capital punishment is a difficult subject for a lot of people because many question whether or not it is ethical to kill a convicted criminal. In order to critically analyze whether or not it is ethical, I will look at the issue using a utilitarianism approach because in order to get a good grasp of this topic we need to look at how the decision will impact us in the future. The utilitarianism approach will help us to examine this issue and see what some of the consequences are with this topic of capital punishment....   [tags: Utilitarianism Analysis of Death Penalty] 2399 words
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Ethical Issues on the Treatment of Animals - ... However, some people argue as to whether or not there is a difference between humans and other animals. A number of people feel that animals have emotions like humans and have a secret way of life in which humans do not understand. Animal rights advocates believe that animals deserve rights because they are unable to communicate as humans do, possess emotions and play an important part in the environment. Others would strongly object to this belief. Killing animals for food has been practiced for many of years and is a part of our survival....   [tags: Pain and Emotions] 730 words
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Ethical Behavior in Public Management - ... In order for a leader to be ethical and to be considered trustworthy they must walk the walk, talk the talk. “It may be a cliché, but it’s true: The effective public manager must not only do things right; he or she must do the right thing.” (Branscome, 2008, p. 3). In order for a leader to gain respect as a leader they must do the right thing, all the time. Many employees may respect the position one holds but may not respect or trust the person holding that position. If an employee feels that a leader is dishonest or does not always do the right thing, than the message they are sending is, that behavior is acceptable....   [tags: Leadership, Credibility, Respect, Fairness]
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Ethical dilemma of robots in soceity - ... We can conclude that Turkle also believes that these emotive robots are having a negative impact on society due to psychological effects. In her book she mentioned, “Robotics will argue that there is no harm in people engaging in conversations with robots; the conversations may be interesting, fun, educational, or comforting. But, I find no comfort here. A machine taken as a friend demeans what we mean by friendship. Whom we like, who-likes us-these things make us who we are.” This quotes shows that she finds it demeaning to use a machine for social interactions with human....   [tags: robotics, Sherry Turkle, David Noble]
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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 - Human beings are born with the consciousness of knowing right from wrong. When making choices people use ethics, values, and morals to guide them throughout their daily lives. So what makes a person choose to commit an ethical wrong against another person. Or what makes a person do what is ethically right. One way to help people make the right decisions is to have an ethics committee in each state that provides laws with ethic guidelines to regulate behavior and consequences. Most government agencies have an ethics committee that they send all alleged violations, but the committee does not have the authority to send someone to jail....   [tags: Ethics ]
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Ethical Decision Making of a Nurse - Missing Works Cited Nurses are face with numerous ethical dilemmas each day and if theses ethical situation are not handled in a professional and ethical manner there can be severe consequences for both the nurse and the patient. When nurses are face with theses ethical dilemmas, they have a decision to make....   [tags: Ethics, Health Care, Nursing] 2902 words
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Ethical dilemmas in Psychological Practice - This first portion of this paper will discuss what the author considers ethically, legally, and personally pertinent in addressing the issue of a client wanting to pursue a social relationship after therapy has terminated. It discusses how the author will proceed and things that would affect her decision about responsible professional practice. Given the scenario that the authors’ client has revealed that he or she is sexually attracted to me, the second portion of this paper will discuss how the author’s actions would differ if she were sexually attracted to her client in return....   [tags: Ethics] 1030 words
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Ethical Perspectives on Business Ethics - The determination of this paper is to compare and contrast the various interpretations of 4 separate authors in respects to ethics and social responsibility as they apply to business. The four articles to be reviewed are; “The Social Responsibilities of Business is to Increase its Profits” by Milton Friedman, “The Relevance of Responsibility to Ethical Business Decisions” by Patrick E. Murphy, “What is ‘business ethics’” by Peter F. Drucker and “To Be Ethical Not To Be: An International Code of Ethics for Leadership” by Ala’ Alahmad....   [tags: Business Ethics ]
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Ethical Issues in e-Commerce - Introduction The Internet has received a great deal of attention in the media lately due to its tremendous growth in usage by both consumers and businesses. The unique capabilities of the Internet has captured the attention of the marketing community. While a growing number of companies have or are interested in developing an Internet presence, there is still a great deal of uncertainty about it and the potential ethical issues associated with its use as a marketing medium. Although many businesses are acknowledging the importance of a Web site, but the potential ethical issues related to marketing on the Internet still having an uncertainty in this situation....   [tags: Business Ethics ]
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Ethical Dilemmas in Nursing Profession - Nurses are faced with ethical dilemmas on a daily basis, each situation being unique and requiring the nurse to set aside their own values and beliefs in order to properly care for their patients. Situations requiring nurses to make an ethical decision are diverse and dynamic; the values set out by the College of Nurses of Ontario code of ethics remains the same. Therefore, all decision based on these vales regardless of the setting and circumstances ensure consistent solutions. The scenario involves a woman who was admitted to the NICU due to complications during her sixth month of pregnancy....   [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 - Many people and organizations use writing and visual methods to persuade readers to their view. In such pieces, the author will use many different tricks and appeals in order to draw the reader to his or her train of thought. According to Andrea Lunsford in her instructional book The Everyday Writer, these appeals can be broken down into three main types – logical, emotional and ethical. A logical argument uses facts, statistics and surveys to back up what the author is saying and is commonly referred to as logos....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Ethical Issues in the Fashion Industry - Fashion is everything to society and the media. The fashion industry has transformed into a necessity in the life of people. Everyone wants to look good, feel fabulous and feel as if we belong with everyone else. The envy and desire to wear certain things and look a certain way all come, from wearing the latest fashion handbags, accessories, dresses, shoes, and the list goes on. But, when is considering fashion into an individual’s life going too far to the extreme. Many do not consider the whereabouts of fashion materials and how the environment is affected by the mere existence of certain garments....   [tags: Fashion ]
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The Ethical Controversy of Gene Therapy - Gene therapy is a technique that uses genes to treat or prevent diseases. It is the process of taking DNA from one organism and inserting it to another. No development in the field of biotechnology has inspired both greater fear and hope in human society than gene therapy. Here is the big question among the people. While this new advancement in gene therapy promotes new hopes to cure life-threatening diseases or help the amputee or physically disabled persons to lead life like a normal human, it also raises questions about morality as well as the adverse effects it may cause in the future society....   [tags: Medical Ethics ]
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Ethical Norms of Medical Research - Branding, according to Parry, is to create a new thinking of the product to customers in the unique way so that the product can compete to others. And, in the pharmaceutical industry, branding is not only creating the new thinking of product, but also defining the best treatment for particular condition. If done so, the condition branding has numerous benefits because it creates consensus internally and externally. Internal consensus which is the activities focus on the problem and solution between brand managers and clinic so that the product can be maximized investment....   [tags: Pharmaceutical Industry, Branding] 1431 words
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Ethical Dilemmas During a Pandemic - Florence Nightingale once said, “apprehension, uncertainty, waiting, expectation, fear of surprise, do a patient more harm than any exertion.” Nurses face ethical dilemmas daily while caring for patients and patients’ families, and while working in a multidisciplinary environment. Many ethical dilemmas faced by a nurse are often difficult to resolve, which often times, leads nurses to withhold care due to the conflicting values of self, of patients’ values, and employers values and expectations of its employees....   [tags: Nursing]
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Ethical Principles in The Help - Ethical Principles The Help chronicles a recent college graduate named Skeeter, who secretly writes a book exposing the treatment of black maids by white affluent women. The story takes place in 1960s Jackson, Mississippi, during the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement. The death of Medgar Evers triggers racial tension and gives the maids of Jackson the courage to retell their personal stories of injustice endured over the years. The movie depicts the frustration of the maids with their female employers and what their lives were like cleaning, cooking, and raising their bosses’ children....   [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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Is the Death Penalty Ethical? - People are born into different beliefs and understanding of many worldly controversial topics. One of those topics is the death penalty. When a question is raised on such a topic, there are many ideas that are sparked. One controversial question that people ponder on is; is the death penalty an ethical way of reducing crime. It is interesting not only to see different opinions but to see data that supports and complements those opinions. Searching for information I came across three different arguments concerning the topic of the death penalty and its ability to reduce crime ethically....   [tags: ethics of capital punishment]
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Pathetic vs Ethical - Aristotle’s Poetics is a “reservoir of the themes and schemes deployed in ancient Greek tragedy and poetry” (Poetics iii). Written around 330 B.C., it was the first work of literature to make a distinction amongst the various literary genres and provide a proper analysis of them. In Poetics, Aristotle places a big emphasis on the genre of tragedy. When one hears of the word tragedy, one already assumes that something bad has occurred to an individual and an immediate emotion of sorrow occurs, but how does Aristotle see tragedy....   [tags: Philosophy, Greek, Aristotle] 2004 words
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Ethical Tourism in the Postcolonial Era - Tourism has become a huge source of revenue and cultural exchange for many parts of the developing and developed world. Through tourism people are able to escape their normal routine and interact with exotic and different places, as well as people. This act of traveling for the sake of pleasure and "vacation" sometimes leads tourists astray in their ethical judgment of how to act as a visitor in a different land. This paper will dive deeper into this issue by comparing the "tourist" through the sexualized tourism market in Brazil and more ethical forms of alternative tourism, such as volunteer tourism....   [tags: Traveler, Tourist] 1806 words
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Ethical Considerations in Global Expansion - Introduction The aim of this paper is to discuss the challenges of values-based decision-making ethics in the current marketplace. This discussion will include the research findings on the four markets for potential expansion and an assessment of the current social and political climate of each. A recommendation will offer three best fits based on a comparison of company values, and will include detailed rational for these choices. Content and Analysis Background According to Ferrell (2004), “Organizations create ethical or unethical corporate cultures based on leadership and the commitment to values that stress the importance of stakeholder relationships....   [tags: Global Commerce]
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Ethical Nursing Practice - Nurses provide guidance and address the problems in the end-of-life decision-making process. It is the nurse’s role to explain to families and other healthcare professionals when an advance directive would be put to use. An advance directive serves as a guide for clinicians to respect and honor the autonomous decision of the patient when they are in a position to not be able to express their wishes (Roux & Halstead, 2009). Nurses could assist in ensuring the patient needs are met along with protecting their rights....   [tags: Health Care]
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Ethical Scenarios In The World of Intelligence - Right or wrong, this question can be applied to almost every decision made throughout your day. For most decisions made in a day the answer to this question is usually simple, but from time to time we run into crossroads were which path to take is not clear. This may be a little decision like choosing to give money back when you have been overpaid all the way to large decisions such as whether abortion, when the mother is not at risk, is right or wrong. In the profession of intelligence these ethical decision may present themselves in a number of ways....   [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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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 - We are going to explore the world of ethical issues in psychology. As in any medical or mental health fields there are rules we all must follow as professionals. In this essay today we will be exploring a case study where we have a young lady who has been stricken by a mental disability. We will be looking at the facts in which her disability was handled by a professional in the field of psychology. We also will be discussing the rights and wrongs that are presented in her case study. We will also be discussing the APA ethical codes and gain a clearer understanding of where some things went wrong and why shall we begin....   [tags: Psychology ]
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Ethical Issues in Counseling - Respect for People’s Rights and Dignity An ethical issue arises when the counselor failed to form a counseling plan with the client. Clients receive the most benefit from therapy when the client and counselor share common goals and an understanding of what their work together will entail (ACA, 2005). A similar principle, respect autonomy, is reflected in the APA ethics code, it states that “individuals have a right to decide how to live their lives” (APA, 2010). For example, if the client’s goal was to focus on developing skills to become a more responsible manager, then the sessions should have reflected this goal....   [tags: Ethics, Psychology]
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Ethical Analysis of A Beautiful Mind - Ethical Analysis of “A Beautiful Mind” “A Beautiful mind” is a story based on the life of John Forbes Nash, who is a famous mathematician. Unfortunately, he is suffering from paranoid schizophrenia that majorly affects his personal and social life. Schizophrenia is a psychological disorder in which the patient’s ability to function is impaired by severely distorted beliefs, perceptions, and thought processes (Hockenbury, 2010). John Nash, the main character, faces many challenges in his professional life as well as in his personal life....   [tags: Film Review, Ethics, Mental Health]
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Ethical issues of BP - BP has had a long history of ethical and legal violations because BP chose to put profits above all else. In the past twenty years, BP subsidiaries were convicted of environmental crimes in Texas and Alaska. In addition, BP received the biggest fine in US history regarding safety violations. Although BP accepted responsibility, their record showed questionable and illegal behavior for twenty years. One of BP's major issues happened in a Texas refinery close to Galveston in 2005 (Jennings, 2009)....   [tags: Business Ethics]
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Ethical Dilemmas in Nursing - Every day nurses face ethical dilemmas. Ethical dilemmas allow nurses to learn more about themselves and help shape their morals and values. The article “In the name of good intentions: nurses’ perspectives on caring for a pregnant patient in a persistent vegetative state” discusses a case from admission to discharge involving a twenty-two-year-old pregnant patient, Judy, with an anoxic brain injury due to a heroin overdose and the nurses’ accounts of how they felt during the client’s hospital stay....   [tags: Health Care]
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Medical Marijuana Ethical Issues - The process by which society detects and interprets information from the external world in a utilitarian theory claims: one should always do the greatest good for the greatest number of people. When one has the motivation to reach goals for the benefit of one’s self it is known as ethical egoism. In this paper we shall consider a brief history of cannabis, the parallels of legalizing medical marijuana and prohibition of alcohol in the 1920’s with regard to ethical egoism and utilitarian theories....   [tags: medicine, medical drugs]
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PLANNING AS A PROFESSION/ETHICAL ISSUES - ... Often times it is very much difficult to even garner community participation from varied groups for the reasons as diverse as the communities themselves. Even in a hypothetical situation that every group in the community is represented in these gatherings the objective becomes impossible to achieve in a single participation as it happens most often than not, planners set and guide the direction while the participants respond to questions rather than rather than taking the cue as state above....   [tags: Racial Intergration, Segregation] 989 words
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Is Puma Inc an Ethical Company? - ... Puma also has had ambition to make 50% of its product made of more sustainable materials by 2015 and been committed to not using and disposing all harmful chemicals in making its products by 2020 (Puma 2012, p. 39). In addition, to measure its business impact to the environment in the form of monetary value, the company has published the Puma Environmental Profit and Loss Account since 2011 (Balch 2011). The purposes of the report are to be more transparent about the environmental impact of its activities and to show its efforts in reducing the negative environmental impacts of its business activities (Puma 2012, p....   [tags: ethics, business, values, environment, chemicals]
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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 - Introduction In 2010 more than 1.05 million homes were foreclosed on in the United States, up from 918,000 in 2009. It is estimated that 26 percent of these homes were strategically defaulted on by homeowners that were “upside down” in their home equity. Is the decision to strategically default ethically sound. It has been estimated that in 2009 foreclosures cost communities $502 billion and homes that in close proximity to foreclosed homes lose, on average, $7,200 in home value (Center for Reasonable Lending, 2009)....   [tags: Ethics ]
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The Ethical Treatment of Prisoners -   A Utilitarian View of Prison Labor & Behavioral Impact of Prisoners INTRODUCTION The ethical theory of utilitarianism and the perspective on relativism, of prison labor along with the relativism on criminal behavior of individuals incarcerated are two issues that need to be addressed. Does the utilitarianism of prisoner’s right laws actually protect them. Or are the unethical actions of the international and states right laws exploiting the prison labor. Unethical procedures that impact incarcerated individuals and correctional staff, the relativism of respect as people and not just prisoner’s; the safety of all inmates and correctional staff, are all issues worth continuous reflection....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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The Issue of Ethical Torture - Given the choice, would you sacrifice one life to save two lives, ten, or would it have to be one hundred. What would you give to save your nation. These are questions that our government deals with every day. Many American citizens believe that government should be able to use every means possible to protect its citizens, yet their brothers disagree. “Every means possible” they believe to be too strong, too all-inclusive. These people recognize an ethical problem with this statement. The destruction and violation of human rights is exactly what we should stand against....   [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 - Francis Bacon helped to pioneer the new science steering people away from Aristotelian teachings. He helped to bring the scientific method to a place of learning from observation and experimentation. He felt that science should be judged by the usefulness of the results (Greenwood, 2009). Bacon projected that many great things might come out of this empirical approach, but what has ensued in the centuries that followed, Bacon and others might not have predicted. Since Bacon and others pushed for a more empirical approach, numerous discoveries have been made....   [tags: Psychology ]
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Ethical Leadership in Nursing - STATE REGULATIONS/IMPLICATIONS The Rhode Island Health Care Power of Attorney states that adult persons have the fundamental right to control the decisions relating to the rendering of their own medical care, in order that the rights of patients may be respected even after they are no longer able to participate actively in decisions about themselves (TITLE 23, n.d.). Subsequent failure to inform appropriate parties as deemed necessary violates section § 23-4.10-8 Penalties – Failure of a physician or any person who willfully conceals, cancels, or defaces the durable power of attorney to transfer a patient shall constitute unprofessional conduct (TITLE 23, n.d.)....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Ethical Decision Making The Acme Way - Introduction Ethical Decision Making… Why Do We Need It. To understand “ethical decision making” it is best to break the phrase up. What is the definition of ethics. According to the website businessdictionary.com (2011), ethics are “basic concepts and fundamental principles of right human conduct.” It stands to reason that ethical decision making is the ability to make decisions based on core or base principles of correct human conduct. We at Acme Toy Company depend on employees at all levels to make the “right” choices when it comes to business decisions and their own conduct....   [tags: Ethics, Business]
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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 - The question of ethical behavior is an age-old conundrum. The prevailing issue with ethics is that it is extremely difficult to measure. A person’s moral fabric is largely based on their particular personality traits, as well as, their psychological state and environmental influences. Many believe that ethics are tied to a person’s conscience, and that good morals are often facilitated by a strong religious background. Furthermore, a person’s moral development can be linked to their economic situation and cultural differences....   [tags: capital punishment, death penalty] 1277 words
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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 - People are faced with ethical dilemmas in business, personal, and social situations every day and decisions come from a combination of morals, principles, personality, and standards instilled throughout their lives (Robbins, Decenzo, & Coulter, 2011, p. 40). According to Ferrell, Fraedrich, and Ferrell (2011), ordinary and ethical decisions vary in that ordinary decisions carry accepted rules, whereas ethical decisions require that people weigh values and make judgments in situations that are uncommon (p....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Physician Assisted Suicide: An Ethical Dilemma - Ethical decisions are being made by terminally ill patients as they face death. Some are choosing to end life through PAS, physician-assisted suicide. Dr. Jack Kevorkian has been helping patients end life through his machines. The public opinion is the use of this machine is considered murder, but some have changed their thinking and created laws to make it legal for a physician to help a terminally ill patient die. Physician assisted suicide is a dignified way to end life. Dr. Kevorkian, a pathologist, born in 1928, was known for his campaign for the terminally ill and their rights for assisted suicide....   [tags: Medical Ethics ]
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The Ethical and Legal Concerns of Employee Monitoring - Introduction New advances in technology have helped employers utilize new forms of employee monitoring. Eighty percent of larger corporation’s employers took part of a survey about monitoring their employees. Out of every four employers admitted to regularly monitoring their employees. They took part in reviewing their employee’s emails, voice mails, and phone conversations (Evans, 2007). However, in some instances when the employees found out about the monitoring they were left with the feeling that there has been a violation of their rights to privacy....   [tags: Business Ethics ]
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