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Ethics - ... I agree with John Stuart Mill in his utilitarian approach to ethics in other topics but I do not feel it is the best solution in a business or financial environment. My reasoning for the statement above develops from Mill’s “greatest happiness principle” stating that actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness, wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness. By happiness is intended pleasure, and the absence of pain; by unhappiness, pain, and the privation of pleasure....   [tags: Kanatian Ethics, United States] 837 words
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Ethics - ... However it does have some weakness, it ignores consequences and principles in some cases. Overall it promotes happiness giving the person many of the respected and desired characteristics of the human being, such as integrity, kindness, generosity etc. These quality traits of characteristics may lead to harmonious society assuming many individuals, adapt and nurture these character traits. Again, as said on case study two, the sustainability of these characteristics according to the reasoning given by this philosophical view to why these individuals choose to do virtuous acts is highly questionable in my opinion....   [tags: virtue ethicist, utilitarianism, Kant, duty ethics]
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Ethics Officer - Ethics Officer However, eliminating unethical behavior does not just stop in the education. Corporations must be governed throughout all their business transactions. The proposal is that all corporations that are publically traded and have shareholders must employ an ethics officer. The ethics officer will be immune from firings that are unjustified. They will not be part of an employment at-will doctrine (Cross & Miller, 2012). It is proposed that the ethics officer also be part of the corporation’s board of directors, and they have the ability to trump all decisions that are unethical....   [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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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 - Sally has obviously damaged the company, so her actions will definitely require an appropriate form of punishment. However, there are several factors that have to be taken in account. For example, Sally was a loyal, responsible, and fair worker during the last 20 years, so any extreme form of punishment could damage both Sally and the company. On the other hand, an inappropriate response from the management could encourage her deviant behavior towards the company in the future. With several conflicting factors apparent in this case, working out an appropriate solution is difficulty....   [tags: Ethics ] 963 words
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Hwang's Ethics - Ethics can be defined as the study and philosophy of human conduct, with an emphasis of determining right and wrong (Ferrell & Fraedrich 2010). Ethics are an individual belief system that consists of knowing what is right and acceptable and what is wrong. While it is true that ethics is closely linked with law, regulations and rules, it does not go against research and does not hinder scientific progress. Woo-Suk Hwang and his team paint a picture of the rampant fraud and ethical violations that occurs in the field of biological research and testing....   [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 - In a health care organization, it is important that the organization’s mission, philosophies, and ethics are followed through properly. . With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is no different. . The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “mission is to protect people’s health and to support the quality of life in humans by prevention and control of diseases, injuries, and disabilities” (About CDC, 2010, page or paragraph number with quotes). With the organization's mission, philosophies, and ethics it is important that everyone’s health is protected and proper prevention of diseases, illnesses, and disabilities are given to the public in a timely manner....   [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 - In “How Good People Make Tough Choices: Resolving the Dilemmas of Ethical Living,” author Rushworth M. Kidder defined ethics as: "The capacity to recognize the nature of moral challenges and respond with a will tuned conscience." Counselors are continually faced with the realization that ethical decision-making is an evolutionary process that requires continual open mindedness and an ability to be self-critical. They must possess the ability to recognize their own issues including, counter-transference, the limits of their multi-cultural competence, informed consent and the possible pit-falls associated with multiple relationships; while keeping the best interest of the client as the most central issue....   [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 - Ethical Issues Are Major Concern Every organization has a set of ethical standards that they abide by. The organization ethical standards purposes: it build the organization confidence in the community , keep the employees uniformed in what the organization strive to have as organizational behaviors and help the employees have guidelines to make ethical decisions that protects the organization. Every organization also has a profession responsibility to conduct business honestly and ethically....   [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 - Introduction Dignity is a complicated notion but a significance and viewpoint that is critical to nursing. Dignity is at the core of good nursing care. There have been several empirical studies that explored dignity an indignity in healthcare and these studies focused on the standpoints of patients and providers. Recently more attention has been place on the experiences and perspectives of nurses when conducting the studies. Most nurses have high levels of awareness of dignity and how to be sensitive to dignity related situations which combined with a concern in association to dignity defiance and the empowered commitment to dignified care makes room for ultimate ethical treatment (Calnan, Woolhead, & Dieppe, 2007)....   [tags: Ethics ]
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Ethics in Technology - In the early years of computers and computerized technology, computer engineers had to believe that their contribution to the development of computer technology would produce positive impacts on the people that would use it. During the infancy of computer technology, ethical issues concerning computer technology were almost nonexistent because computers back then were not as multifaceted as they are today. However, ethical issues relating to computer technology and cyber technology is undeniable in today’s society....   [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 - Abstract In today’s world there are many issues facing the criminal justice system. Some of these issues include police corruption, use of excessive and deadly force, pursuits, and deviance. The media influences public opinion and there is concern over the morality, and ethics of our public leaders. (DeShon, 2000) The criminal justice system has two neglected and important issues of integrity and truth; the oath of office and the code of ethics. (DeShon, 2000) In many agencies the impact these two issues have on our communities are not fully understood....   [tags: Ethics ]
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Ethics in Research Psychology - What is ethics. If one was to ask the question, “What do ethics mean to you?” These responses would be likely to follow. “Ethics is what my feelings tell me is right or wrong.” “Ethics have to do with my religious beliefs.” “Being ethical means following the laws.” Those replies would be expected. Many do relate ethics with their feelings, but it is not a matter of following feelings. In fact, we will often times stray from living ethically if we were guided by our feelings. Although religions urge high ethical standards, if ethics were limited to religion, ethics would only apply to religious people....   [tags: Ethics ]
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Aristotelian Virtue Ethics - Aristotle's ethics consist of a form of virtue ethics, in which the ethical action is that which properly complies with virtue(s) by finding the mean within each particular one. Aristotle outlines two types of virtues: moral/character virtues and intellectual virtues. Though similar to, and inspired by, Plato and Socrates’ ethics, Aristotle's ethical account differs in some areas. Aristotle, a student of Plato, is known for his contributions in many fields of philosophy, ethics being one of the most prominent....   [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 - In 2005, the American Counseling Association (ACA) published a document titled the ACA Code of Ethics which was designed to aid counselors in the ethical decision making process and, in response, “expand the capacity of people to grow and develop” (p. 3). The ACA Code of Ethics provides regulatory guidelines for all counselors to follow in ethical decision-making and practice. Of a more specific nature, the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) has also published a document stating the ethical practices and procedures for the Christian counseling field....   [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 - 1. Identify the main pros and cons of a virtue ethics approach. The virtue ethics approach is a theory that suggests that people are judged via their character, not specific actions. An individual who has developed good character traits (virtues) is judged as a morally good person. An individual who has developed bad character traits (vices) is judged as a morally bad person. Most of us have a mixture or virtues and vices. There are many pros and cons linked to this approach. The pros include a. Emphasis on pleasure and emotion – it is good that we should enjoy acting virtuously b. Moral education – being moral is a developmental process c. Consideration of life as a whole – “One swallow does not make a spring” (Aristotle, 1976) d. No decision procedure – moral decision making is too complicated to have a single criterion for decision The Cons are: a. It Offers no solution to specific moral dilemmas b. Not everyone has the equal opportunity to develop morally – do we judge them the same....   [tags: Ethics ]
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Ethics and Information Security - Ethics and Online Source Information What is Ethics. In my opinion, ethics give people free will to make right choices. People have free will to make choices that are governed with responsibility, accountability, and liability. We have a responsibility to perform in an ethical manner and be accountable for our choices or actions. Regardless of the circumstances and choices we make, there are consequences if we make the wrong choice. The question of whether an action or choice is ethical or not is fundamentally based on whether something is right or wrong....   [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 - As individuals form societies to assure their self-preservation and self-interest, they establish customs that distinguish one group of individuals from another. As a means of societal norms, customs tend to influence behaviors of individuals who both practice certain habitual activities and maintain commonly recommended ethics. Various geopolitical and cultural characteristics allow development of diverse customs that cause difficulties in understanding moral values of other societies. In particular, the passage from Herodotus describes how the differences in morality between two customs hinder achieving cooperation and mutual agreements....   [tags: Ethics ]
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Code of Ethics & Counterterrorism - Throughout life individuals are forced to make decisions. These decisions, made on a daily basis not only affect the individuals but others around them. Due to this, society as a whole has created views on what is right and wrong. Sometimes these “right or wrong” decisions or ethical choices differ from group to group. This can clearly be seen in different professions. For example, a doctor has different obligations to treat an injured person than the average citizen. It is for this reason that organizations create ethical codes to guide their members’ decision making process....   [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 - Ethical dilemmas are presented to people nearly every day. Ethics is the discipline of dealing with good and bad and with moral duty and obligation (Unknown, 2011). When an ethical decision arises, many times it is not in a black or white area that can be selected. Usually, an ethical issue is in a grey area where what one person feels is right may be what another person feels is wrong. While in this grey area one must come to a conclusion using various additional sources. These sources can include: justice, or fairness; autonomy, the freedom to choose; beneficence, preventing or removing harm or doing or promoting good; nonbeneficence, doing no harm; veracity, telling the truth, and last but not least their morals and values, or their beliefs that guide their right or wrong behavior....   [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 - When discussing the importance of professional boundaries in mental health work, most people think first of relationships between psychotherapists and clients. However, similar boundary considerations are relevant for professor–student relationships, supervisor–supervisee relationships, consultant–consultee relationships, and researcher–participant relationships. Although different dynamics are at play, the relationships psychologists have with each other, with other professionals, and with the general public have boundaries that warrant ethical consideration as well....   [tags: Ethics ]
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Ethics in the Worplace - As individuals we have personal values and beliefs that are a part of who we are as a person. Some of these values and beliefs are things that are learned from our parents, grandparents and other individuals that influence our lives. We also acquire values from some of things that we have experienced in life. As we navigate our way through the workplace, we encounter situations that may challenge our values and beliefs. When these incidents occur we need to ensure that the right decisions are being made....   [tags: Business Ethics]
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Engineering Ethics - In this essay I shall consider whether the primary goal of a course on engineering should be to teach students the standards of professional conduct as set out by major engineering codes of ethics, or if they should think autonomously about moral issues. The speaker in the essay question suggest that the former argument is correct, and that engineering courses should have the goal of teaching students to master the standards set out by codes of ethics as following these is what engineering ethics consists of....   [tags: Ethics Engineering]
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Ethics in Nursing - One day, Humphrey the rat, surfaced from his nest inside the small willow tree. He found himself bound at his neck by Freddy the cat. Humphrey pleaded with the Freddy to let him go, and Freddy finally let him go seeing that he just had a big meal. Weeks passed by and Freddy found himself trapped in a net that his owner left out. His owners would not return for some time so Freddy was there until he was freed. But here comes Humphrey out of his tree to see Freddy in the need of help, promptly he started gnawing through the net, which then set Freddy free....   [tags: Medical Ethics ]
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Ethics in Business - Northcentral's Mission Statement, Vision, and Values statement conveys that the institution and all of its personnel are committed to facilitating the learner's success in business, as well as, out in the world. Northcentral is an opportunity to gain enlightenment and wisdom. The professors are trained in their personal careers and deliver their knowledge to the learners. It is also a learning experience for the professors as they learn from their students. The University as a whole facilitates learning by giving all the tools necessary to be successful, however, the students must do their part, too....   [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 - The board of directors is also highly influential to a corporation and should therefore also be held accountable for supporting a corporation’s ethical code of conduct. The board of directors is responsible for looking out for the best interests of shareholders (Cross & Miller, 2012). The board of directors was designed to monitor executives, however in practice this is not always the case (Cross & Miller). Obviously this is monitoring is a necessary duty. A proposed change to ensure that the board of directors is monitoring the corporation’s top executives is to require that the board submit quarterly a report on the financial information of the corporation as provided to the board by the CEO and CFO....   [tags: Business Ethics ]
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Software Ethics - In a situation where a software engineer is asked to design a system with inherent security vulnerabilities, many ethical issues involving several stakeholders are encountered. Diane Jones is the owner of a software development company that has been contracted to engineer a database management system for the personnel office of a medium-sized toy manufacturing company. Management members of the toy manufacturer involved with Diane in the design of the system include the CEO, the director of computing, and the director of personnel....   [tags: Business Ethics] 839 words
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Ethics and Plagiarism - Ethics and plagiarism go hand in hand. In a world that says cheaters prosper, it is no wonder that plagiarism runs rampant in our society. Once considered a country that was founded on integrity, honesty, and upright morals; we find ourselves in a society that rewards those who pass off other’s work as their own making it hard for individuals that truly deserve recognition and work hard think about their ethics. It is important to understand what plagiarism is and what the consequences of intentional plagiarism are....   [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 - Ethics and law do not always go hand in hand. Not every law is ethical, and even if a law is considered ethical on its surface, it may result in unethical outcomes. "Ethics refers to well-founded standards of right and wrong that prescribe what humans ought to do, usually in terms of rights, obligations, benefits to society, fairness, or specific virtues.” The pharmaceutical industry confronts several dilemmas every year. Most of these dilemmas revolve around money or whether or not to sacrifice now for a bigger payoff in the end concerning money and/or lives....   [tags: Business Ethics]
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Code of Ethics - The organization I work for is a Multi national corporation, for now we are a business unit of a publically traded company. This assignment came at a unique time as we the business unit I work in was just purchased by a private equity firm based in England. Our corporate headquarters is based in California and we have offices in South America, Europe and Asia. We are a unique organization as most of us work from home offices and rarely set foot in our offices, but visit our customer’s offices quite often....   [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 - The American Nurses Association (ANA) is an organization with a strong ethical foundation. Nurses in general are known as an honest and trustworthy profession in the United States. This reputation was created because of nursing organizations like the ANA. In this paper the ANA’s goals are described and tied to their ethical principles. The role and importance of the ANA’s ethical values are explored. A discussion of the ANA’s culture and ethical decision making is described. The ANA’s ethical values and how they support author’s ethical views is explained and last the ANA’s social responsibility to the community....   [tags: Ethics ]
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How Ethics Impact our Judgement. - This assignment will be critically analysing how different ethical perspectives may impact upon an individual and their justification for an action they have elected to undertake. This shall be implemented in accordance to case study one, where Sean misses the deadline to submit a substantial piece of work, whilst referring to the ethical perspectives of consequentialism and deontology. Deontologists judge the morality of their actions in accordance to how those actions adhere to the rules (Hursthouse, 2010), without regard to consequences or other external factors (Fox and Demarco, 2001)....   [tags: Ethics]
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What Are Ethics? - The word “ethics” is connected intrinsically with questions of correct conduct within society. The word “ethics” comes from the Greek “ethos” meaning “character” which indicates a concern for virtuous people, reliable character and proper conduct. The term “morality” is derived from “mores” or custom — the rules of conduct of a group or society. An initial definition of ethics, then, is the analysis, evaluation, and promotion of correct conduct and/or good character, according to the best available standards....   [tags: Ethics in Decision Making] 486 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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Personal Ethics vs Professional Ethics - What is the difference between personal ethics and professional ethics. Ethics is a word that can be used loosely, so it’s important to understand the meaning of this question by first discussing what is meant by personal ethics or professional ethics. I assume the question is using the term personal ethics to mean one’s conscience and the term professional ethics to mean adherence to a professional code. Sometimes those two roles can conflict. For instance, we have cases of doctors who have refused to prescribe the morning after pill, because they believe it will terminate a human life....   [tags: professional vs personal ethics] 393 words
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Ethics in War - ... Individual subsystems of beliefs, values and basic assumptions are strongly ingrained from an early age becoming their “reality”; they may perceive behaviour unlike their own as false, irrational or even malevolent. In summary, people are guided by intrinsic personal value systems. They often “choose the harder right instead of the easier wrong”, pertinent to note, often is not all and so the ultimate agent of change begins with a personal commitment within each individual to pursue moral excellence.In line with Air Force values, the Royal Australian Air Force expects that its people will communicate in an open and honest manner....   [tags: Ethics and Service in the U.S. Military]
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Ethics for Nurses - This hypothetical situation illustrates a common problem faced by nurses, as the roles we serve can be multifaceted and demanding. It is often tempting to cut corners, especially if we feel there will be no actual harm done. This, however, does not justify professional misconduct nor allow us to expand our practice beyond our designated scope. Not only do the Nursing Practice Acts define our role as nurses, they also designate what nurses may not do. The purpose of the Nurse Practice Acts is to protect the patient from harm....   [tags: Ethics, nursing, health care]
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Medical Ethics - It is understandable a family member of someone who needs a tube feeding would be scared and apprehensive of this procedure. There are fears associated with placing a feeding tube including malnutrition causing the patient to starve; however, it is the healthcare provider’s responsibility to thoroughly explain the procedure and its benefits to the family. A large aspect of the nursing profession is being an advocate for the patient and explaining to the family that certain procedures are important for the benefit of their health....   [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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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, values, social analysis, behavior] 1060 words
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Combining Military Leadership With Civilian Management Work Ethics - Why do military trained personnel feel they have better work ethic than their civilian counterparts and vice versa. Peter D. Feaver (2001) fellow researcher of the international security program noted a statement by former Secretary of Defense William Cohen declared that a "chasm" is opening between the military and civilian worlds. Even though civilians have good work ethics, military personnel have the equally valuable yet different work ethics because of the training they received. A study, conducted by researchers at Princeton University, “found that while senior officials [of] the military services received higher evaluations from employees than their [civilian]non-service counterparts in the areas of leadership and work climate, they did not score as well on management “(Ballenstedt, 2007)....   [tags: Ethics ]
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Ethics in Engineering - ... Many times conflicts of interest are most common in what is known as “self-dealing”. Self-dealing is the act in which an engineer operates in a fashion to which he benefits on both sides of the deal. For example if John, co-owner of a local corporation, uses his position as a part-time government official to secure job contracts for himself, this would be a conflict of interest related to self-dealing and deemed a violation of ethics by the IEEE. Engineers are also required to use honesty and not over exaggerate claims or estimates when the data is available to make an informed decision....   [tags: Code of Ethics, Honesty, Conflict of Interests] 1485 words
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Three Major Ethical Principles Impacting Business Ethics - Three Major Ethical Principles Impacting Business Ethics In a society with a diverse value system and increased judgment publicly by groups with varying values and interests, there seems to be more demands on business people to make stronger ethical decisions. According to McShane and Von Glinow (2010), “ethics refers to the study of moral principles or values that determine whether actions are right or wrong and outcomes are good or bad” (p. 15). In our day-to-day activities, we rely on our ethical values to guide us in the right direction and do the right things....   [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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Ethics in Business Decision Making - The field of ethics (or moral philosophy) involves systematizing, defending, and recommending concepts of right and wrong behavior (Fieser, 2009). Many of the decisions one faces in a typical day could result in a multitude of outcomes. At times it can be hard to determine whether or not the decision you are making is an ethical one. Many philosophies have been devised to illustrate the different ways of evaluating moral decisions. Normative ethics focuses on assessing right and wrong behavior. This may involve reinforcing positive habits, duties we should follow, or the consequences of our behavior (Fieser, 2009)....   [tags: Business Ethics, Normative Ethics]
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Different Viewpoints of Business Ethics - Introduction The purpose of this short paper is to compare and contrast three different peer-reviewed journal articles and one online periodical. First, the paper provides a brief introduction of the four articles. Second, the paper compares and contrasts the four articles. Finally, the author presents his views on the topic of social responsibility and business ethics before concluding the paper. Four Articles All four articles center their focus on business ethics. Of the four articles, three are scholarly peer-reviewed journal articles and one, by Friedman, is an online periodical....   [tags: Business, Ethics]
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Computer and Web Ethics - The focus of this research paper will be on computer and web ethics. How computers have impacted us in the last few years and how our web ethics should be. We will be breaking down computer ethics and web ethics. Although many people think that the computer is a very recent development, it actually has a long history that demonstrates how quickly the computer industry changes. History provides a context for how far we have come with computers in a relatively short period of time. Most importantly, by understanding computer history we can gain a better and deeper understanding of today's computing environment....   [tags: Internet Ethics ]
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Alahmad and Murphy on Business Ethics - The first two journal articles that were compared and contrasted were Ala Alahmad’s 2010 article on To Be Ethical or Not to Be: An International Code of Ethics for Leadership and Patrick Murphy’s 2009 article on The Relevance of Responsibility to Ethical Business Decisions. Some key findings of Alahmad’s writings were that ethics and leadership were closely tied together; they were found to be derivatives of one another. He mentioned that ethics is an individual thought process of making good or poor decisions....   [tags: Business Ethics]
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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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Contrasting Ethics: Friedman and Drucker - Contrasting Ethics: Drucker and Friedman Peter F. Drucker and Milton Friedman were two immensely successful men who made a huge impact on the business world during their lifetimes. As a matter of fact, their contributions in both theory and practice are still felt today. Both men were well-educated, leaders in their field, teachers, award winners, and published authors. One noted difference, however, was their backgrounds which were vastly different. Peter Drucker was born in Austria during the early 1900’s of wealthy parents who were both professionals....   [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 - Ethical Codes are in use today by many organizations to clearly establish their values and provide a procedure if a code violation occurs. Medical ethics began as a professional code for physicians and has now expanded and includes a variety of health care professions and health care organizations. The growth of medical knowledge and technology have grown so have the concerns that ethical standards and issues facing our society today may be compromised or not appropriately addressed (Littleton et al., 2010)....   [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 - Aristotle's Virtue Ethics Aristotle in his virtue ethics states that a virtuous individual is someone with ideal traits. These characteristic traits normally come from an individual’s innate tendency but should be cultivated. After they are cultivated, these character traits supposedly become stable in an individual. Moral consequentilaists and deontologists are normally concerned with universal doctrines that can be utilized in any situation that requires moral interpretation. Unlike these theorists, Aristotle’s virtue ethics are concerned with the general questions such as “what is a good life”, “what are proper social and family values”, and “how should one live” (Bejczy 32)....   [tags: Morality/Ethics]
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