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Ethics Officer - ... A code of ethics also helps to empower employees to report unethical behavior witnessed by coworkers or executives within the corporation. Ethics Administrative Agency Another proposal is that the government needs to form an organization that will strictly investigate any serious claims of unethical behavior. Many people may argue that the government already over regulates business, so an additional regulatory board is not necessary. However, if the federal government had an agency in place in 2000, many of the corporate collapse would not have happened, and America’s economy may not be in as bad of as a situation it is faced with today....   [tags: Ethics ]
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Business Ethics - Nowadays, with competitive market shares, ethics is becoming more and more important because ethics could be concerned as one of the elements to business development. According to Wikipedia, ethics, also known as “moral philosophy”, is a branch of philosophy that addresses questions about morality. Concepts such as good and bad, noble, right and wrong, justice and virtue. To business, ethics is a tool to exam principles and moral or ethical problems that arise in a business environment. Therefore, business ethics can be both a normative and a descriptive discipline....   [tags: Ethics]
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Ethics Development - Ethics Development Ethics guide the decision-making and actions of an individual. More extensively, collective employee ethics shape the direction of a company. This document will explore sources of ethical influence, both for individuals, and organizations. It will further explain the need for ethics at an organizational level, how those fit in with directions and goals of an organization, and finally conclude with the effect both individual and organizational ethics have on society. Personal Ethics People find themselves facing questions with negative and positive consequence each day....   [tags: Ethics] 1419 words
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Codes of Ethics - Introduction Throughout the world, business organizations and various professions conduct daily activities that require standards of ethical behavior. To convey a company’s ideals, principles, and goals most companies develop a document called a code of ethics that defines the behavior that others can expect from them. A business code of ethics is a valuable tool used within a profession or business to evaluate its performance in the business world. Business Codes of Ethics Each day in the workplace, people encounter ethical situations to which they must react....   [tags: Ethics]
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Code of Ethics - Ethics and values apply to our personal and professional lives. If you are able to understand and implement values and ethics in everyday practices, you will encourage one’s success in personal and professional careers. Ethics is a concept of one’s actions, which derives from principals of an individual doing what is right not wrong. Velasquez, Andre, Shanks, and Meyer (1987), define ethics as a “well based standard of right and wrong that prescribe what humans ought to do, usually in terms of rights, obligations, benefits to society, fairness, or specific virtues”....   [tags: Ethics] 1060 words
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Business Ethics - According to the online dictionary, the definition for ethics is the study and evaluation of human conduct in the light of moral principles. The human concern for what is right and wrong, good and bad. Ethics arise from human awareness of the future, combined with a lack of detailed knowledge about it. Lives and actions have to be projected into acknowledged but unknown and future, which at once makes evaluation inevitable: is a possible action right or wrong, wise or stupid, prudential or risky, good or bad....   [tags: Ethics] 2181 words
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Counseling Ethics - META-ETHICS: Meta-ethics is the branch of ethics that seeks to understand the nature of ethical properties, and ethical statements, attitudes, and judgments. Meta-ethics as a discipline gained attention with G.E. Moore's famous work Principia Ethica from 1903 in which Moore first addressed what he referred to as the naturalistic fallacy. Moore's rebuttal of naturalistic ethics, his Open Question Argument sparked an interest within the analytic branch of western philosophy to concern oneself with second order questions about ethics; specifically the semantics, epistemology and ontology of ethics....   [tags: Ethics]
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Counseling Ethics - When a help-seeker experiences a warm and loving Christian relationship within the body of Christ, spiritual and emotional growth ensues. A counsellor then, who works in Gods vineyard, or in a church school or even a Para-church organization/charity therefore opens the gate for many new possibilities for ministry, both within the body of Christ and to the unsaved population through the body of Christ. Without mincing words; one can say: Before a counselor, therapist, or pastoral counselor, can confidently say that he/she really knows what he/she is doing in therapy, many years would have elapsed and accumulation of experiences, training and re-training would have populated his practicing....   [tags: Ethics]
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Virtue Ethics - ... According to one of those rules, an action is morally correct if a person with a virtuous character would perform the same action in the same circumstances (Oakly & Cocking, 2004), and that rule could explain Sally's case as morally correct action. However, several people could argue that virtue ethics should be practiced without harming others. While Sally is assisting a man in need, she is also working against the company policy. It has been argued that business environments can provide a suitable environment to practice virtues, but the opposition states that it is closer to deontological requirements for following rules that are not necessarily based on personal characters and virtues (Moore, 2002)....   [tags: Ethics ] 963 words
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Hwang's Ethics - ... The misappropriation of funds meant for research is a major violation of these ethical guidelines especially when the funds in question are being used to gain political favours. In as much as a researcher’s individual ethical judgements and decisions should be informed by shared values and experience, rather than being imposed by the profession, care should be exercised to avoid being on the wrong side of the law. Ethical guidelines state that researchers must strive to protect subjects from undue harm arising from their participation in the research....   [tags: Ethics]
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Ethics of Frankenstein - The novel Frankenstein written by Mary Shelley is a work of fiction that breaks the ethics of science. Ethics is defined as rules of conduct or moral principles which are ignored in the story. The story is about a person named Victor Frankenstein who creates an artificial being. Victor abandons the being out of fear and the being is left to discover the outside world on his own and be rejected by people making the monster go on a violent rampage. Victor’s decision would affect him later on by the monster killing his loved ones causing Victor to suffer....   [tags: Ethics]
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Business Ethics - Many business managers argue that the primary responsibility of a business is to turn a profit; however, society is more concerned for corporations to assume ethical responsibility, in which welfare for the greatest number of people will be promoted. This paper addresses the fact that the subjectivity of morals within the military and individual leaders; as some issues could be viewed as ethical by a group but not so by others. The members of an organization and its employees are part of the team, therefore the organization would benefit if their leaders are having strong ethical principles and positive relationships ....   [tags: Ethics ] 1317 words
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Code of Ethics - A code of ethics is a set of written principles regarding conduct and behavior created by the organization to serve as a guide. The purpose of ethical codes is to give its employees, management, and any interested party a reference point that adheres to company policy, standards, and ethical beliefs. The code is made visible to the public to ensure professional integrity, quality, and to prevent misguided conduct. Regardless of the organization or governing body a code serves as a go-to guide because ethical issues can stem from anywhere at any given time....   [tags: Ethics] 1715 words
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Counseling Ethics - PRINCIPLE K: RESPONSIBILITY TO PARISH/INSTITUTION AND COMMUNITY Counselors shall utilize all available staff/workers and offer staff members who may be of assistance in aiding a counselee. Counselors shall facilitate workers/surrogate counselors and other counselors who are directly concerned, allowing routine access to all cumulative data except confidential records. Counselor shall maintain the disciplinary, behavioral and emotional records of the counselee in a confidential file - separate and apart from the cumulative file....   [tags: Ethics]
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Code of Ethics - ... They stay devoted to their ability to helping people and they value healthy people in a healthy world by trying to prevent disease and injuries. The role and importance of the CDC is to help people and the communities by protecting their health. They back their goals up by doing research to see what is needed for prevention and protection. In addition to the CDC's goals and ethical principles and values, the organization also has a relationship between their culture and ethical decision-making....   [tags: Ethics ]
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Biblical Ethics - Throughout the history of the world, people have been concerned with what it is to live a moral life. Many answers have been put forth for this question, but the best by far is found in the Christian Bible. This is because the Bible is a revelation from the Creator. While people can grope in the dark to find answers to moral questions by looking at natural law, they are always frustrated because the real nature of the world we live in is fallen and corrupt. We have an adversary who tries to deceive us and minds that are easily deceived....   [tags: Ethics]
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Ethics in Counseling - ... I know that the rules are different, depending on the state and circumstances; however, it could potentially be an ethical dilemma for me. Conversely, I would also would want my 14-year old to take advantage of every available resource available; like finding a competent professional with whom she feels comfortable enough to share her issues with. The rational and ethically side of me believes that, if her best interest were being served, I could accept the reality that the counselor, within the boundaries of current laws, decided to place my daughter’s welfare over my desire to be informed and simply did what was in the best interest of her....   [tags: Ethics ]
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Educational Ethics - Introduction Using the four ethical frameworks from a Normative Perspective this scenario will be critically examined through the lens of the teacher. Ethical issues identified by the author are the divide between the prospective financial supporters and the beliefs and policies of the school. Furthermore the community’s health and wellbeing and the impact one has on the other. Definiton Consequentialism is a decision made based on the possible outcome of the action (Preston, 2001). Through examining the outcome the possible negative results can be eliminated (Dr A....   [tags: Ethics]
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Organization Ethics - ... When the organization use unethically practices the damages to the organization reputation is hard to repair, the company usually have to restructure and repair the internal and external forces of the company. A great example would be the starting of Wal-Mart, it started out with a strong reputation as a respectable organization the stores produce tremendous growth and popular very quickly. Wal-Mart problems and publicity came when the employees complaining of unfair, unethical, and illegal treatment of the employers and breaking child labor laws by working minors in their contracts with other counties....   [tags: Ethics ]
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The Ethics of “Outing” - The ethics of “outing” Malcolm Forbes was a famous billionaire. While alive he never admitted to being a homosexual. To the press the topic of homosexuality is usually ignored. But after the death of Forbes the question of why that is arose. “Outing” is a term use to explain the process of pushing someone to admit their homosexuality. Conservatives believe that ones sexual orientation should be kept out of the press. And up until last year the press had adhered to this belief. Some now argue that once you have agreed to enter the life of the rich and famous you loss that right to privacy....   [tags: Ethics] 916 words
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Defending Ethics - ... Nurses and other healthcare providers will be able to discuss best treatment and the challenges they face while caring for patients. This will also provide an opportunity for the nurses to influence care provisions and maximize chances for dignified care (Calnan et al, 2007). The Solution The three things preventing dignified care can be simplified into the place, the people and the process and several studies reveal that the potential of government and organizational policies and procedures concerning goals and staffing ratios to diminish dignified care....   [tags: Ethics ]
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Ethics in Technology - ... The ability of computers to gather and store unlimited amount of information from the internet raises privacy issues concerning an individual’s informational privacy. A person’s right to informational privacy is the ability to control the flow of their personal information, including the transfer and exchange of that information. An invasion of informational privacy denies people the right to control who accesses their personal information. Many internet users are unaware that they are more likely to compromise their privacy when using the internet services such as search engines and social networking sites....   [tags: Ethics ]
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Ethics - Ethics Imagine a 15 year old student in philosophy class. After discussing why should you or shouldn't you judge other societies, and getting in depth with ethics, the teacher decides to tell a story to the class. She says"..there is a tribe in the Amazon(Brazil) were they show love and respect by cutting body parts.It would be a good sign if your father cuts a finger of a son...." she then asked the class ".... if you end up in the Amazon, would you stop a father cutting a sons finger because in your society is wrong....   [tags: Work Ethics Morals] 1607 words
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Consequentialism, Non- Consequentialism, Virtue Ethics and Care Ethics - Introduction This essay will provide a theoretical understanding of the four ethical frameworks: Consequentialism, Non- Consequentialism, Virtue Ethics and Care Ethics. When applied to a situation these frameworks help teachers to resolve and justify their decision making. The objective is to apply the four frameworks to the scenario Helping Molly, to establish the most ethical course of action. Finally, a recommended course of action will be justification. The overarching ethical issue present within the Helping Molly scenario is the community sponsorship and the alignment with school beliefs and initiatives....   [tags: Ethics]
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Professional Value and Ethics - In order for a person to be successful in their career a few key elements are needed. A person’s professional values and ethics play a major role in how a person performs on the job it also determines how one becomes a success. All three elements go hand-in-hand without one of them a person’s career may be affected negatively. In this paper we are going to discuss professional values and ethics and how they determine if a person will be successful in their career. There are many definitions of ethics....   [tags: Ethics]
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The Oath of Office and Code of Ethics - ... The oath is taken as a sworn commitment to act in a manner that is ethical. When one is affected so is the other. (Deshon, 2000) It is the requirement of a professional to adhere to a code of ethics. Many professions adopt these, including lawyers and doctors. Law enforcement officers and other individuals working in the criminal justice system must also follow a code of ethics. (Deshon, 2000) These ethics are usually taught during academic training and certification of office. Often once the code of ethics is brought forth and read it is not reviewed again throughout their careers....   [tags: Ethics ]
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Ethics in Research Psychology - ... 4. Justice and Equality: Psychologists should make and practice careful judgements and all those involved should receive fair and just psychological practices. 5. Competence: It is necessary for all psychologists to keep up to date and maintain professional skills and ethical awareness. 6. Respect for the rights and dignity of the person: Psychologists must respect the rights of privacy, confidentiality and self-determination of all individuals. Although codes, policies, and principles are very important and useful, like any set of rules, they do not cover every situation, they often conflict, and they require considerable interpretation....   [tags: Ethics ]
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Aristotelian Virtue Ethics - ... Some other philosophic systems have incorporated Aristotle's thoughts and virtues. For example, Aquinas and the Catholic Church hold that there are four cardinal virtues: prudence, justice, fortitude and temperance. Each system of virtue ethics has its own list of ethics which it has emphasis on. How these virtues can be achieved is through the use of reason and finding the mean between two polar states/actions. As mentioned above, Aristotle also has a concept of intellectual virtue. He outlines five major intellectual virtues: scientific knowledge (epistêmê), art (technê), practical judgment/prudence (phronêsis), intellect/intuition (nous), and wisdom (sophia) (chapter 3, line 15?)....   [tags: Ethics ]
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Managerial Ethics and Values - Scholars believed that the culture and the behavior of the individual in this culture are the major factor affecting the ethical work climate of the organization (Victor, Bart and Cullen, 1987). Scholars are also of the opinion that decisions are more ethical in such organizations where moral development is concerned (Fritzsche 2000; Sims and Keon 1999). Issues of social responsibility will doubtless continue to be vigorously debated, and with mixed feelings. In 1975, the Wall Street Journal asserted that morbidity had overtaken the concept of social responsibility....   [tags: Ethics] 925 words
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Code of Ethics Comparrison - ... These documents are both designed for individuals in the counseling field, however the AACC code is designed with more specific guidelines due to the more specific nature of the organizations goals and purpose. Comparison of Specific Areas of Ethics Codes Confidentiality Similarities. The topic of confidentiality is expressed with a high level of importance in both codes of ethics documents. Both the ACA and AACC codes express an inherent respect for the privacy rights of their clients as the central foundation for confidentiality....   [tags: Ethics ]
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The Ethics of Artificial Life - At the end of the last Millennium a group of academics and experts in artificial intelligence postulated fourteen outstanding questions and problems that they believed would need to be solved as the development of artificial life progressed. The fourteenth and final problem posited by this panel was to “establish ethical principles for artificial life” in four main regards: “the sanctity of the biosphere, the sanctity of human life, the responsible treatment of newly generated life forms and the risks of exploitations of artificial life.”(Bedau 374) As technological and scientific research continues to advance towards both understanding and eventually developing artificial life, the ethical issues that surround the development of new and novel forms of life often seem to be an afterthought; a consequence we will deal with as the actual issues arise....   [tags: Ethics] 1966 words
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Enforcing the Law on Ethics - I think we have quite enough laws concerning ethics. Where we have a problem is in their enforcement, and in the motivation to behave unethically. Personally, I think it is a simple reality that crime pays, and it pays big. Taking the profit out of unethical behavior is where we need to concentrate our efforts, and we should be including the companies where the unethical people work in the equation. After all, if they will have to pay, they will be more likely to police their own people. In addition, we need to educate people from a much earlier age on the social benefits of ethical behavior....   [tags: Ethics] 658 words
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Virtue Ethics Approach - ... She trusts the original diagnosis and refuses a second treatment. The hospital is an institution that should be careful since it is trusted. Medical staffs are usually accorded with virtues like compassion and trustworthiness. Looking at these facts, the moral assessment might be quite different. The doctors may deduce that a different course of action would be virtuous. 3. What are the limitations / disadvantages of using this approach. The approach offers no solution to the specific moral dilemma within this case....   [tags: Ethics ]
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Ethics and Information Security - ... For instance, many corporations and people take advantage of the open access of the internet and the lack of legislation governing the right to post and upload information to the internet. Today, nearly every household in the United States has a computer with internet access and faces the challenge of ethical or unethical choices about the information they view and download. A majority of the problems we face today can be traced back to use of the internet regardless of whether it was for work or personal use....   [tags: Ethics ] 1140 words
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Ethics Case Study - There are two main ethical issues that have been identified within this scenario. The first is that the acceptance of McJack’s sponsorship conflict with the schools recent efforts and policies to encourage healthy eating habits and lifestyles. Furthermore, if the school accepts the sponsorship offered in conjunction with the stipulated conditions it would ultimately be endorsing discrimination against Molly based on her appearance. The focus ethical frameworks that have been use to provide my final recommendations for this scenario are Consequentialism, Non-Consequentialism, Virtue Ethics and Care Ethics....   [tags: Ethics] 1563 words
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The Ethics of Work and Success - The ethics of work and success: The meaning of work to individuals has important influences on their behavior in organizations. They derive their basic values and beliefs about work from society at large, the family, their educational experiences, and many other sources. The Puritans, who were Calvinists by religious faith, brought what is known as the work ethic to the United States. The work ethic, sometimes called the Protestant Ethic because of its origin in religion, holds that labor is good in itself and good for the person’s soul; the person helps both himself and others by the act of working....   [tags: Ethics] 1288 words
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Ethics and International Relations - ... Both racial groups attempt to worship ancestors through their unique funeral services; however, the fundamental reason for the funerals is to attain happiness by showing respect to the deceased who will be happy to be respected by offspring. Regardless of funeral methods, the ramifications of their behaviors are to pursue and promote happiness. The similarity that both racial groups have emphasizes happiness, indicating that they can overcome the differences in their contrasting customs if they draw attention to the ramification of customs....   [tags: Ethics ]
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Code of Ethics & Counterterrorism - ... In the private world the codes often deal with business practices. Frequently you will find values such as integrity and honesty as staples. These values are not just important in business, but also life. However, many organizations chose to cover how these values are affected by their particular industry; such as a bank laying down mandatory reporting of money laundering or the passing of counterfeit currency. We will also see standards against discrimination and guidelines for community involvement....   [tags: Ethics ]
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Ethics of the Nuremberg Code - From 1946 to 1947, the Nuremberg War Crime Trials took place, withfifteen of twenty-three German physicians and research scientist-physicians found guilty of criminal human experimentation projects. The trial court attempted to establish a set of principles of human experimentation that could serve as a code of research ethics. The result was the Nuremberg Code, which attempted to provide a natural law-based set of universal ethical principles. Looking beyond the Nuremberg Code and applying it to modern medical research ethics, there are many challenges that it poses....   [tags: Ethics] 1060 words
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Jurisprudence Ethics Paper - ... By the children completing the copies, without written consent from the patients, there is a possible Health Information Portability and Privacy Act, or HIPPA, violation as well as a nursing confidentiality breech. The nurse, in this instance, should have attempted to preserve the patient’s confidentiality by asking if another co worker could assist her in completing the task. By allowing her children to assist her she was not protecting the client’s best interest and promoting good or beneficence....   [tags: Ethics ]
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The Ethics of Steroid Use in the Olympics - The desire to compete — and win — is as old as history itself. From the beginnings of sport, athletes have sought out foods and potions to turn their bodies into winning machines. As early as 776 BCE, the very first Olympic games, there are records of attempts to increase testosterone levels (“Steroid Abuse in Sports”). Ancient Greek wrestlers ate vast amounts of meat to gain muscle mass, and Norse “Berserker” warriors took hallucinogenic mushrooms before battle. The first competitive athletes to be charged for doping, however, were swimmers in 1860s Amsterdam....   [tags: Ethics ]
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Ethics of the Student and Professor Relationship - ... The line of propriety in student–professor relationships is blurry at best and invisible at worst, even amongst experienced education professionals. It can be said that there is a gray area when explaining appropriate student–professor interactions. So, ‘When does knowing a student outside of the classroom become a personal relationship. Adding to the ambiguity surrounding what constitutes an ethical student–professor relationship is the relatively open environment that exists in higher learning institutes compared to that of a business or a secondary level school (Barbella, 2010)....   [tags: Ethics ]
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Ethics in the Worplace - ... Ethics information is posted on the company’s intranet. The information is also posted on bulletin boards throughout the organization. Department leaders are expected to meet with their staff periodically and to discuss the code of ethics. Because the organization is a government entity, employees are held to a high ethical standard. Employees are constantly reminded that it is our job to serve the public. This responsibility of being public servants means that we are constantly being scrutinized by the individuals that we serve....   [tags: Business Ethics]
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Engineering Ethics - ... Although in every test run above 25mph the fuel tank ruptured the engineers decided that the cost of the fix was far greater than what they would have to pay out in compensation for accidents. In this case the engineers decided not to follow the guidelines set out in nearly all of the major codes of ethics, which is that public safety is paramount. Instead of thinking morally about public safety the engineers decided that the consequences of their decisions would be better for Ford. This is an example where engineers thinking autonomously ‘threaten to produce chaos within organizations’....   [tags: Ethics Engineering]
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Ethics in Nursing - ... One’s act is based on their intention to hurt another human being; it is the act of taking something which can never be put back in its place. It is wrong to take what does not belong to you. Too murder is the ultimate theft, because you are stealing something that is priceless and can never be returned. Murder is an instance of a much more general principle. An instance of this principle is that someone may think smoking marijuana is not wrong but to most it is wrong. In many states smoking marijuana is illegal because it is a drug that allows you to lose your state of mind....   [tags: Medical Ethics ]
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Ethics in Business - ... In order to accomplish this, each student has the responsibility to conduct themselves in an appropriate and ethical manner. Any type of misconduct threatens the University as a whole. There are many hurdles to face when going to college, such as, class posts, teamwork, homework and research. A learner may feel pressured to get everything done on time, but if a schedule is made and adhered to, there should not be any problems. By being ethical, you create a form of trust. These are the types of people we would like to see running our businesses and our country....   [tags: Business Ethics ]
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Ethics in Business - Introduction Ethics in business is important of everyday moral and ethical norms to business. Perhaps, Ten Commandments from Bible come to mind as an example of morality that still used by many today. These commandments carry concept of being truthful and honest, and try to stay away from theft and greed. An idea of stewardship can be found in the Bible as well as many other religious literatures that can be and have been applied to business. Beside religion, philosophy also carries similar ethical traditions....   [tags: Corporate Ethics]
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Corporate Ethics - ... Shareholders should follow an investing guideline provided by the ethical administrative agency. This proposed agency should provide ethical training to all parties of a corporation, including shareholder. An educated shareholder will make responsible choices. Investing in ethical and socially responsible companies is the best option for all citizens. Companies such as Enron and WorldCom helped to drastically harm the United States economy. Had shareholders been educated and not misled by these corporations, many shareholders may have opted to invest in more ethical companies....   [tags: Business Ethics ]
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Software Ethics - ... Therefore, an ethical dilemma occurs when the toy manufacturing company is persistent in constructing an ineffectual security system in order to provide short-term financial reprieve. The software development company and the individuals involved on this project risk a negative impact upon their reputation if the system requested from the client is fundamentally flawed, thus creating a public image relaying their inability to produce quality software that is of the highest security standards....   [tags: Business Ethics] 839 words
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Ethics and Plagiarism - ... Could you call the “No Child Left Behind Act of 2001” a new idea. Absolutely, even though the concept of leaving no child behind was discussed during the sixties, this new act reformed the idea, coined the phrase, and let it loose in society to take form. Regarding the work mentioned about Emerson, do we not know his breadth of understanding. Is it not documented in his literary works. How can you make the assumption that his work was not one hundred percent original since his philosophical views are of his own understanding....   [tags: Morality/Ethics]
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Social Ethics - Social responsibility begins centuries ago when people realized that living in a community and that is why their decisions affect others. We have considered a pluralistic society is one that accepts, recognizes and tolerates the existence of different positions or thoughts and that is why we must always look for a common welfare laws governing society to find a balance that benefits all its members. However throughout history we can find times in which the common good prevailed and where instead of this first special interests of a few, one of these times is called the industrial revolution in which the former arise companies that demonstrated the lack of social responsibility to the community where farm workers were objects of women and children were forced to work long and exhausting hours in exchange for very low wages, were living the exploitation of the environment and natural resources and we can not leave behind the lack of concern for the quality of the products we provide to society....   [tags: Business Ethics] 1006 words
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Drugs and Ethics - ... At the same time, companies have to weigh whether or not impeding on the rights of others is worth saving millions of lives. Pharmaceutical companies should never test on unwilling individuals, but there is a gray area between what is ethical and what is unethical when it comes to sacrificing to save millions. Utilitarianism focuses more on the consequences of an action. Using this method, if an action "produces the greatest amount of good for the greatest number," the action is ethical. Pharmaceutical companies should perform a cost-benefit analysis to assess the effects of a certain drug and/or decision....   [tags: Business Ethics]
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Code of Ethics - ... Treat everyone with Respect. We should treat everyone the way we would like to be treated. Trying to make someone feel uncomfortable with you words or actions will not be tolerated. Respect also comes into play when traveling to foreign countries; we need to be mindful of the region we are working in. I think the best way to approach the issue of respect and harassment is to think of it this way; if you wouldn’t say it front of your grandmother you shouldn’t say it in front of a customer or a co-worker....   [tags: Ethics, Business]
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Ethics Case 6-4: Ethics Case report for Rate of Return - The Damon Investment Company manages a mutual fund composed mostly of speculative stocks. You recently saw an ad claiming that investments in the funds have been earning a rate of return of 21%. This rate seemed quite high so you called a friend who works for one of Damon’s competitors. The friend told you that the 21% return figure was determined by dividing the two-year appreciation on investments in the fund by the average investment. In other words, $100 invested in the fund two years ago would have grown to $121 ($21 ÷ $100 = 21%)....   [tags: Ethics] 965 words
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The American Nurses Association Code of Ethics - ... Establishing a clearly defined and uniform code of moral virtues and values to adhere to, the ANA can expect universally and uphold the highest expectations, no matter the facility that the nurses may work. ANA’s role and importance of their ethical values Nurses apply their moral and ethical training in difficult scenarios within the workplace where leadership and guidance are necessary in the nursing profession. Developing a set code of ethical and moral values also supports the nursing organization in providing the best care to their patients, without dilemmas of outside influences....   [tags: Ethics ]
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How Ethics Impact our Judgement. - ... Granting Sean an extension would provide him with the opportunity to submit his work thus his overall grade would not be compromised and consequently his human happiness is maximised. In saying that however it could also be argued a consequentialist would not take such action because if the teacher was discovered to have given an extension unfairly, other students, parents and colleges would arguable be angered by the teachers actions. Therefore the teachers well intended act would create undesirable consequences....   [tags: Ethics]
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Code of Ethics - ... These previous studies show that by just adopting a new proposed Code of Ethics, New Zealand can’t ensure that all accountants will meet ethical responsibilities. An important theory that can be apply regarding moral judgment is, agency theory, the general definition of this theory is that agents (managers, accountants, auditors) need to perform business in a good behavior matter, and they are closely watch by external or internal auditors (auditing book). In such theory it is important for the principle to keep a close eye on the agent (the person hired), for then it is essential that the agent follows ethical standards, in this case applying to the main statement, it is important that all accountants are aware of the NZICA’s Code of Ethics and what responsibilities they have to follow under such code....   [tags: Ethical Issues, Good Ethics] 1463 words
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Business Ethics - Ethics are very important in the business world and to the general public. Ethics is defined as a system of moral principles or the rules of conduct recognized in respect to a particular class of human actions or a particular group. Using a moral compass should be a requirement for every CEO and executive. Any person who will have some impact on society needs to understand the difference between right and wrong. Since businesses touch such a large segment of our society, codes of ethics must be established and followed to protect the general public....   [tags: Corporate Ethics Program]
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Ethics for Nurses - ... However, this compromise the care provided by both parties. Although the physician is the one actually providing the medical diagnosis and prescription, having the nurse sign the actual prescription is leaves the nurse legally responsible for the prescription. Nurse’s scope of practice allows them to administer medications prescribed by a physician but under no circumstances are they able to write or sign for there own prescription. Since it is clear that signing these prescriptions is beyond the nurse’s scope of practice, it leaves both the nurse and the physician open to accusations of misconduct....   [tags: Ethics, nursing, health care]
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Medical Ethics - ... The inability to swallow is a later symptom of Parkinson's disease, and her doctor should have talked to her about the possibility of having to insert a feeding tube. If the doctor spoke with Deana, he should have told her at this point in her disease most patients require a feeding tube and he needs to treat Deana equal to all other Parkinson’s disease patients (Compassion, 2009). Most doctors have a standard of care for Parkinson's patients so each patient is treated equally and fairly throughout their disease process....   [tags: Medical Ethics Essay] 1457 words
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Advantages to a Rigorous Approach to Environmental Virtue Ethics - A good ethical theory requires both logical rigor and intuitive appeal to provide an effective tool for understanding what is right and what is wrong. In the field of environmental ethics, there has been significant scholarship in developing a duty ethics based on the inherent value of nature, most notably by Paul Taylor. Taylor indeed provides a logically clear argument for protecting the environment by building on the principles he calls the biocentric outlook (Taylor, 99). While this scholarship has been helpful in offering an explanation for what those who value the environment intuitively recognize, some have noticed that it does not provide positive answers to how we should live (Cafaro, 31)....   [tags: Ethics]
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Combining Military Leadership With Civilian Management Work Ethics - ... Examples of decision made which are controversial to say the least made in an editorial by the Akron Beacon Journal in Ohio says “The length and mounting costs of the Iraq war, in resources and bodies, continue to focus the minds of citizens not only in Tallmadge but in villages, towns and cities across the country.” and “A rising number of citizens now question whether the sacrifices being asked of the forces are justified.”(2007) showing the distrust of complicated moral and ethically challenge decision....   [tags: Ethics ]
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Three Major Ethical Principles Impacting Business Ethics - ... 53). Although there is freedom with individual rights, it still creates a problem since some individual’s rights may conflict with others, such as a stakeholder versus an executive’s rights. 3. Distributive justice – This principle suggests similarity such that people who are similar to each other should receive similar benefits and burdens and vice versa for dissimilarity. The biggest challenge with distributive justice is coming to an agreement on the similarities and the relevancy of the factors contributing to the issue....   [tags: Ethics ] 1771 words
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Code of Ethics: Is Wifi the Wild Wild West of Computing? - Wi-Fi, a shortened name for wireless fidelity internet access, is a method of connecting to the Internet using radio waves rather than cables, thus making computer usage more convenient than ever as the user is no longer restricted to the confines of his or her own private space. Now a wireless computer user can tap into their own or their employer’s wireless network, but they also may be able to tap into neighbor’s as well. With the increased availability of wireless computer networks comes a new ethical dilemma....   [tags: Ethics]
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Different Viewpoints of Business Ethics - ... The first group is for business ethics and the second group is against it. Empirical Study. It may be either just a coincidence or the nature of the field of the study, none of the four articles is based on empirical research. The articles do not present any statistical results. Moreover, one of the articles, (i.e., Friedman’s article) does not use any citations or outside sources. Social Responsibility or Business Ethics. Aja Alahmad’s article is unique among the four articles discussed in this paper....   [tags: Business, Ethics]
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Computer and Web Ethics - ... Computers no longer play a minor part in society it is embedded in, and affects, all aspects of life, from education to healthcare to war. Dealing with the implications of this is a major challenge, and one that can impact upon us, both personally and professionally. As a consequence, it is vital that all in the computing industry make wise decisions regarding their conduct. Students must also develop an understanding of computer and web ethics and context in which Computer Engineering is done....   [tags: Internet Ethics ]
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Alahmad and Murphy on Business Ethics - ... In essence, he did not perform an extensive review of his results similar to Alahmad’s results. Alahmad and Murphy both shared similar ideas about the moral compasses be pointed in the right direction as it relates to ethics. Rather if it was a code for international ethics or an examination on responsible both cases proved to be win-wins for ethics. There were no major points of contrast that were note worthy. On some level, both writers were going for the same goal just in different way. The next two articles that were compared and contrasted were Peter Drucker’s 1981 article on What Is Business Ethics....   [tags: Business Ethics]
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Contrasting Ethics: Friedman and Drucker - ... Being a student of human behavior enabled him to consider the place of ethics in business and its role in social responsibility. In What is ‘business ethics’. it is evident that Drucker invested much effort and time in studying and contemplating this topic. He informs the reader that the issue of business ethics is not new and that many others have also spent many years during the past trying to understand and define what it is and how it relates to all. Simply stated, “the study of business ethics is not the study of what is legal but of the application of moral standards to business decisions” (Jennings, 2009, p....   [tags: Business Ethics]
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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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Ethics And Power In Journalism - What Roles Do Ethics and Power Play in Journalism. For the most part, journalists have power that can hurt, instead of help citizen autonomy. The ways journalists treat their subjects and sources have generated much concern. The ethics of these two endeavors share much in common, because both use people in various ways to reach each others goals. The well-developed guidelines in research designed to protect research participants' autonomy, to guard against needless deception, and to recognize the special needs of vulnerable research participants have direct application to journalism....   [tags: Ethics] 1450 words
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Codes of Ethics in Health Care - ... Ensuring confidentiality, patient rights, and dignity stated by the Coalition of National Health Education Organizations (2010) nearly mirror ACHE’s standards of privacy, patient rights and responsibilities and autonomy. The prevention of discrimination and the promotion of diversity is another key similarity for health care executives and educators when providing services to the public. Health care executives and educators both must be honest and know they are responsible for their actions to the organizations and must not exceed their authority....   [tags: Medical Ethics ]
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The Importance of Ethics in Society - Ethics are moral principles or values that govern the conduct of an individual or a group.It is not a burden to bear, but a prudent and effective guide which furthers life and success. Ethics are important not only in business but in academics and society as well because it is an essential part of the foundation on which a civilized society is built. Ethical behaviour is what all career people should aim to have. Not just the ethical attribute but exceptional behaviour with this regard.this is because in order to build a career, one must be governed by the rules of ethics to safeguard oneself and others....   [tags: expository, ethics] 874 words
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Ethics and Moral Reasoning - ... However, in the Aristotle’s virtue ethics, eudaimonia does not imply happiness derived from acquisition of wealth or physical pleasures, as these are signs of a wasted life. According to Aristotle, a good life is characterized by eudaimonia, and possession of virtues enables humans to experience it. This is because virtues are basically character traits that shield their possessor from bad lack (Bejczy 38). Aristotle’s virtue ethics is based on the premise that individuals should achieve a perfect character for them to be able to experience happiness that he called eudaimonia....   [tags: Morality/Ethics]
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Ethics in International Environments - Ethics in International Environments Introduction Global marketing opportunities usually form the pillar under which viability and profitability of international marketing depend upon. This merged with globalization of market today makes international marketing practices a concern globally that calls for moral responsibility (ethics) in conducting business (Danley, 1983). Ethics in international marketing poses many dilemmas and this is because value judgments differ among different cultures. What is fully accepted as right in one country is completely wrong in another country....   [tags: Business Ethics]
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Emerging Business Ethics Issues - ... Defining and Examining Ethical Issues When defining ethical issues in the context of organizational ethics, one must first be able to recognize what an ethical issue is in order to take the appropriate course of action. According to (O.C. Ferrell, 2011, 2008), an ethical issue is defined as a problem, situation or opportunity that requires an individual, group or organization to choose among several actions that are evaluated as ethical or unethical whereas an ethical dilemma is a problem, situation, or opportunity that requires an individual or group to choose among several wrong or unethical actions....   [tags: Business Ethics]
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Ethics: The Foundation of Good Business - According to the Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia business ethics is the moral principles defining how businesses and business professionals should act toward each other, employees, and the public. Some professions such as law and medicine clearly have defined codes of professional ethics. In other areas appropriate behavior has been established over time by practice. Business ethics involves the role of a company in our society. Complex and contentious areas of business ethics would include the effect a petrochemical company's actions have on the environment or the obligation of a pharmaceutical company to make its drugs available to developing countries....   [tags: Business Ethics]
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Corporate Governance and Ethics - ... According to (Sternberg, Elaine 2009, pg7), there are “defects of conventional corporate social responsibility and business ethics”. The meaning are often vague and “are rarely clear”, (Sternberg, 2009, pg. 7). This would serve as an excellent segue in reference to what (Rodriquez-Dominquez, 2009) states, codes should be “written documents through which corporations hope to shape employee behavior and produce change by making explicit statements as to desired behavior”. Some researchers believe that codes are stated in several theories....   [tags: Business Ethics ]
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Ethics in Public Health - ... Before testing a patient for HIV/AIDS a doctor should consult the patient in this consultation the patient should be educated about the disease, the testing process, and actions to be taken upon a positive result, including disclosure to sexual partners. Unfortunately, not all doctors do this. Many people get tested without knowledge of anything except the basics of what the disease is and a sense of how bad it is. When it comes to the diseases HIV and AIDs and disclosure the ethical route is not the route that is easily taken....   [tags: Medical Ethics ]
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Ethics of Accountants and Auditors - ... Shafer et.al., (2001) suggest that strong organizational norms should result in the standardization of behaviors. In this regard, the results of Pflugrath et. al. (2007) may be judged as fairly consistent: organizational codes of ethics may help in ethical decision making of employees and professionals in auditing and accounting fields. Unitary codes of ethics may help in standardization for the accounting and auditing professionals and may result in similar findings for the similar scenarios or situations that prevail in different companies or businesses....   [tags: Ethics, Business] 1066 words
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Personal Ethics Development - Ethical behavior and development are traits and skills that are always improving. Although the skills are improving the basic make up remain the same. The ability to incorporate character, morals, and values encourage a person’s ability to enhance the ethical behavior of an individual. This paper will define the ethical system used to best develop a person, discuss the potential effect that can become beneficial to the corporate environment and explain why organizations need ethics within the company....   [tags: Business Ethics] 1060 words
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