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The Women’s Struggle for Autonomy in The Glass Menagerie and Extremities - The Women’s Struggle for Autonomy in The Glass Menagerie and Extremities In Tennesse Williams’ The Glass Menagerie and William Mastrosimone’s Extremities, both plays portrayed the women’s struggle to maintain their autonomies. Williams created a character named Amanda, who was abandoned by her husband and brought up two children and struggled with the difficulties of life. The character of Mastrosimone’s Marjorie stood up to the rapist and made him confess his crime, thus protected her autonomy and brought out justice....   [tags: Mastrosimone Williams Women Female Autonomy] 1036 words
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The Necessity of Autonomy (Free Will) in Society - The Necessity of Autonomy (Free Will) in Society      “Human nature is not a machine to be built after a model, and set to do exactly the work prescribed for it, but a tree, which requires to grow and develop itself on all sides, according to the tendency of the inward forces which make it a living thing.” John Stuart Mill explicitly describes the necessity of autonomy or free will in society to insure the happiness of all. From this perspective one can recognize that autonomy should not only be unconditionally allowed, but also as an aspect of man that was developed along with the ability to reason....   [tags: Autonomy Free Will Society John Stuart Mill] 797 words
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Autonomy in Determinism - Autonomy in Determinism (1) ABSTRACT: There are good reasons for determinism — the option for pure freedom of will proves to be a non-tenable position. However, this collides with the everyday experience of autonomy. The following argument will attempt to show that determinism and autonomy are compatible. (1) A first consideration going back to MacKay makes clear that I myself cannot foresee in principle my own determination; hence fatalism has lost its grounds. (2) From the perspective of physical determination, I show that quantum-physical indetermination is not at all in a position to explain autonomy, while from the perspective of systems theory physical determination and autonomy is well-compatible....   [tags: Determinism Papers]
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Autonomy’s Independence - A toddler is on a mission for independence. When children are at the toddler age they start to develop behaviors of saying no, exploring, and learning self-help skills. These skills deal with the want of power and control in their lives. Toddlers need to feel this power and control in their environments. As an educator, you can facilitate that independence. Having a developmentally appropriate environment, encouragement of self-help skills to reinforce independence, giving choices throughout the day to make a child feel independent, providing control for the students in your classroom, set limits, and have a community resource to assist parents are all ways in which to help your students feel independent....   [tags: Educartional Issues]
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Basque Nationalism: Is Autonomy Enough? - In the modern European Union, lies an ancient culture and language unrelated to the dominant cultures around it. These are the Basques who have struggled to retain their customs through invasions and cultural repression. The territory which they call home is a small but powerful force within Spain. Spanish ideologies exerted upon them in recent memory have put a damper on Basque cultural practices and language, but out of this came Basque nationalism. The means used by Basque nationalists to gain independence are sometimes questionable and violent, and have had an impact on the economic health of the region....   [tags: International Government ]
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Toer, Autonomy, and Responsibility - This Earth of Mankind was written by Pramoedya Ananta Toer in 1980. Set in Dutch colonized Indonesia, this book tackles the issue of destruction caused by colonization. The main character, Minke, is an educated Javanese boy who falls in love with Annelies. Fortunately, Minke is the descendant of Javanese royal which allows him to attend an elite Dutch school. Annelies, the daughter of a concubine to a Dutch man, and Minke marry, which causes many problems. Throughout this novel, the prominence of Dutch rule plays a disastrous and infamous role....   [tags: Humanities]
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Autonomy, Education, and Societal Legitimacy - Autonomy, Education, and Societal Legitimacy I argue that autonomy should be interpreted as an educational concept, dependent on many educative institutions, including but not limited to government. This interpretation will improve the understanding of autonomy in relation to questions about institutional and societal legitimate authority. I aim to make plausible three connected ideas. (1) Respecting individual autonomy, properly understood, is consistent with an interest in institutions in social and political philosophy....   [tags: Educational Papers]
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Autonomy, Responsibility and the American Revolution - Can certain people assume absolute rights over others. Do people deserve a voice in determining what goes on with their lives as well as their country. Are people liable for their own actions. The questions asked above all fall under one theme that will be discussed - autonomy and responsibility. The American Heritage Dictionary defines the word ‘autonomy’ as self-government or the right of self-government; self-determination; independence. In addition to that, The American Heritage Dictionary defines the term ‘responsibility’ as a duty, obligation, or burden....   [tags: American War for Independence]
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Self-Determination and Individual Autonomy - Self-Determination and Individual Autonomy The right to determine what shall be done with one’s own body is a Fundamental right in our society. The concepts inherent in this right are Bedrock upon which the principles of self-determination and individual Autonomy is based. In regard to the autonomy, the judgement [handed by Dame Elizabeth Buttler-sloss, the president of family division of high] that causes surprises to medical lawyer, that is, the competent patient’s right to decide for himself whether to submit to medical treatment, over other imperatives, such as his best interests should be objectively considered....   [tags: Papers] 548 words
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Active Euthanasia, Free Will and Autonomy - Active Euthanasia, Free Will and Autonomy "Medicine in the hands of a fool has always been poison and death." -C. J. Jung Euthanasia, from the Greek, quite literally means "the good death." Advocates of euthanasia, offer it as a solution for the emotional, psychological and physiologic suffering of terminally ill patients. The type of euthanasia, which is presently under debate, is called "active euthanasia" and is defined as an act performed by an individual to bring about the death of another person....   [tags: Euthanasia Physician Assisted Suicide]
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Autonomy and Responsibility in Nazi Germany - Autonomy and Responsibility in Nazi Germany Throughout history, the struggle of people finding their rights in society has played a major role, especially in the Nazi ideology. During this struggle, societies tried to determine who had rights, what a person owed to society and the duties of an individual. Nazis believed in the Volk, which meant people in the sense of a race, not individuals. Nazis saw the Volk as the major component in society, and therefore based the rest of their beliefs on a person's place in the society on the idea of preserving the pure Volk....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Measuring Student Learning: Impact on Accountability and Autonomy - Institutions of higher education have faced growing external demands from state and federal government, accrediting bodies, the public. For the past two decades, the focus on student learning and accountability has grown tremendously. Now, it is difficult to read the news without seeing a headline related to states holding institutions accountable for graduation and retention rates, national initiatives related to graduating more students, or an article looking at funding and affordability issues for students and institutions of higher education....   [tags: Education]
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Autonomy vs Love in Bronte's Jane Eyre - From songs, to television, to books, and even to newspapers, the need for love is universal. Love is an emotional necessity that even Jane, from Charlotte Bronte’s book Jane Eyre, cannot ignore. Throughout the story line, Jane is constantly searching to find love. She was looking, not just for the love of a man, but for the love of a family. However, Jane’s search for love sometimes ends up challenging her autonomy. While Jane is longing for love, she is not willing to give up her independence for it....   [tags: literary analysis, analytical essays] 996 words
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King James II: A Reflection of Autonomy and Responsibility - King James II of England and the Glorious Revolution A Reflection of Autonomy and Responsibility James II of England was the first king to succeed to the kingdoms of both England and Scotland and to be crowned King of both. He was also known as the Duke of York, the Duke of Albany, and the honorary Duke of Normandy; a title that was never to be held again by an English monarch. He was called Lord High Admiral as he commanded the English navy in the Anglo- Dutch war, which resulted in a new English city renamed for him (New York)....   [tags: Biography] 2008 words
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Personal Autonomy and Individual Moral Growth - Personal Autonomy and Individual Moral Growth The term 'autonomy', from the Greek roots 'autos' and 'nomos' [self + law] refers to the right or capacity of individuals to govern themselves. Agents may be said to be autonomous if their actions are truly their own, if they may be said to possess moral liberty. The necessity of this moral liberty is made clear in the work of many philosophers, in that of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, for example, in whose Social Contract are discussed what Rousseau sees as the centrally important relationships between what he terms the general will, liberty, equality and fraternity....   [tags: Ethics Greece Philosophy Papers]
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Class Struggle and Autonomy in the Communist Manifesto - Class Struggle and Autonomy in the Communist Manifesto The University of Dayton emphasizes four humanities based themes to describe the essence of the human experience. Autonomy and responsibility, one of these four themes, is defined within the program as, “The individual person has the ability to make choices; with those choices comes a responsibility for the consequences of those choices.”[1] Although this definition fits well in modern American society since widespread autonomy has been granted by the Constitution to all citizens, Frederick Engels and Karl Marx observed quite a different human situation in the 19th century....   [tags: Karl Marx Communism Manifesto Essays]
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The 1920’s: a time of autonomy and responsibility - The 1920’s: a time of autonomy and responsibility The twentieth century is coming to a close and it has been a time of sorrow, innovation, and progress. The decades have come and gone and with events like the civil rights movement, the world wars, and the roaring twenties this century will be one that is definitely remembered. All of these events questioned peoples values, especially the values of autonomy and responsibility. The event that is to be looked at on this page is the roaring twenties and how the governments and citizens actions reflected these values in both positive and negative ways....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1440 words
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Autonomy and Responsibility: The Start of Labor Unions - Autonomy and Responsibility: The Start of Labor Unions The late nineteenth century was a time of great change for people everywhere. Industries became staples of society in almost every major city; farming became more efficient due to steel and machines, and more jobs were available because of all the new industries. Between 1865 and 1900, the number of people employed in manufacturing rose from 1.3 million to 4.5 million. Working conditions were terrible, providing long hours, low wages, and unhealthy conditions....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1467 words
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Shared Service Department - • Scotiabank implemented a shared services model by taking most administrative work out of the branches to form a shared serviced department. The branch staff can thus focus on customer services and enjoy greater autonomy. By giving teams increased autonomy and responsibility through multi-functionalism approach, organizations may achieve flexibility (Kanter, 1983; Walton & Hackman, 1986). However, multi-functionalism does not simply refer to employees’ expanded job duties; moreover, it should never be an excuse for an organization to streamline or to cut jobs....   [tags: Organizational Support, Autonomy, Responsibility] 1269 words
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Nineteenth Century Europe: Autonomy and Responsibility - Nineteenth Century Europe: Autonomy and Responsibility In the nineteenth century, many changes were occurring throughout Europe. Many of these changes focused on the individual, which was an important aspect of European society. However, many changes also focused on the individuals responsibility to the nation. During this time, many individuals demonstrated their right to self-government through political systems such as liberalism, while also showing their loyalty to the nation through movements of nationalism and imperialism....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Autonomy and Society During the Industrial Revolution - Autonomy and Society During the Industrial Revolution The Industrial Revolution gave mankind more control over natural forces and made the production of more goods possible. One of the biggest changes from the Industrial Revolution was the movement of the population from a rural setting to the urban areas. Many new cities were created, and most of the already existing urban centers expanded in size. The population of Great Britain, France, and Germany increased by a combined 14 million people between 1831 and 1851.1 Living conditions for all classes were improved, and the people began to live in less poverty than ever before....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1266 words
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Autonomy versus Responsibility: A critique of Nuremberg - Autonomy versus Responsibility: A critique of Nuremberg "This case is unusual in that the defendants are charged with crimes committed in the name of the law…." ( United States 31) So began Brigadier General Taylor in his opening statement against a selection of German jurists after the Second World War. This trial, United States of America against Josef Altstoetter et al., commonly referred to as the "Justice Case" because all of the defendants were somehow attached to the Nazi judicial system, was unusual, for as Taylor continued: These men, together with their deceased or fugitive colleagues, were the embodiment of justice in the Third Reich....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Autonomy and Political Responsibility after the Cold War - Autonomy and Political Responsibility after the Cold War After World War II, Europe emerged as a continent torn between two very different political ideologies, Communism and Democracy. As the two major superpowers, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the United States, struggled to defend their respective governmental policies, the European Continent was caught in an intrinsic struggle to preserve the autonomy which had taken so long to achieve. During the Cold War, Eastern European nations struggled to achieve autonomy with the help of the West's dedication to break the Soviet sphere of influence....   [tags: Politics Political]
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Autonomy Vs. Paternalism In Mental Health Treatment - Autonomy Vs. Paternalism In Mental Health Treatment The assignment for this Ethics class was to review Mr. Jacob's treatment, as described by the New York State Commission on Quality of Care for the Mentally disabled (1994). The class was further asked to comment on the major issues for each of the three perspectives. The agencies, family and review board were to be included. This student will begin with a fourth perspective; that of Mr. Gordon. In the Matter of Jacob Gordon (1994), is the story of the last eight years of a psychiatrically disabled man's life....   [tags: essays research papers] 2814 words
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Autonomy and Responsibility of the United States During the Space Race - Autonomy and Responsibility of the United States During the Space Race At the end of World War Two there emerged two world superpowers. The United States and the U.S.S.R had entirely different ideologies. The Soviet Union attempted to expand their ideologies westward and southward. Only the United States had the power to put a stop to Soviet expansion. The American industries and armed forces were at their highest peak, but they made no attempt to block Soviet expansion. They were trying to install a sense of world peace by removing their troops from Europe and increase support for autonomy and democracy throughout the world....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Autonomy and Responsibility in the Nazi Regime: Germany 1933-1939 - Autonomy and Responsibility in the Nazi Regime: Germany 1933-1939 Article 231 of the Treaty of Versailles reads: "The Allied and Associated Governments affirm and Germany accepts the responsibility of Germany and her allies for causing all the loss and damage to which the Allied and Associated Governments and their nationals have been subjected as a consequence of the war imposed upon them by the aggression of Germany and her allies."(1) These words fueled the Nazi Party's rise to power and ignition of a Second World War....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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A Defence of Individual Autonomy in a Multination Liberal State - A Defence of Individual Autonomy in a Multination Liberal State Liberalism is committed to protecting the freedom to choose, question and revise one’s own conception of the good life. For this reason, liberalism defends (among many other things) freedom of conscience, expression and association, as well as mandatory, universal education. In Multicultural Citizenship, Will Kymlicka argues that the state is also obligated to ensure that the lifestyle options which are made available to an individual so that she can choose, question and revise her own conception of the good life, are meaningful to her by being understood by her in relation to her own "societal culture"....   [tags: Liberty Liberal Philosophy Philosophical Essays]
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Living and Dying by the Sword (or) The Autonomy and Responsibility of Paranoia - Living and Dying by the Sword (or) The Autonomy and Responsibility of Paranoia Introduction The question is a common one. "Does an individual have the right to yell, ‘Fire!’ in a crowded theater?" The implications are not as simple. If one answers, "no," then one is, in effect saying that the constitutional right to free speech is not entirely correct. If one answers, "yes," then one is saying that is perfectly O.K. to an individual to be delegated the power to create mass hysteria....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Autonomy and Responsibility The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bombs on Japan - Autonomy and Responsibility The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bombs on Japan Along with being a world superpower comes a long list of resposiblilities. One such responsibility is the decision of how to deal with other nations when they get out of line. People will always point fingers at who they think is at fault when a nation has to go to war with another. One such example of this is when the United States was brought into the Second World War because of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. By becoming involved in World War Two, the U.S....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Autonomy and Responsibility: The United States' involvement in the Persian Gulf - Autonomy and Responsibility: The United States' involvement in the Persian Gulf The United States' involvement in the Persian Gulf War showed the responsibility of the country to maintain peace and order, but more importantly, the conflict showed that the United States has a responsibility to oversee control of the world's natural resources. “On Aug. 2, 1990, Iraqi military forces, on orders from President Saddam Hussein, invaded and occupied the small country of Kuwait.”1 Kuwait, a small country in the Middle East, contains a large amount of oil that Iraq wished to take control of to help solve the economic problems of their country....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1468 words
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The Successes and Failures of the Zapatista Movement - The Successes and Failures of the Zapatista Movement On January 1, 2004, over one thousand people in the mountain hamlet of Oventic, Chiapas, celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) rebellion with song and dance. Thus, it seems a fitting time to take stock of the successes and failures of the Zapatista movement in the context of its original goals. While the EZLN has been able to establish thirty eight autonomous indigenous communities in Chiapas, it has failed to weaken the Mexican government's commitment to neo-liberal economic policies....   [tags: Autonomy Chiapas Mexico EZLN Essays]
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Current Research on a New Spacecraft Autonomy Architecture named Remote Agent - Remote Agent Part 1: Introduction to Spacecraft Autonomy Abstract This first paper of a two-part series introduces current research on a new spacecraft autonomy architecture, named Remote Agent, which applies artificial intelligence techniques to spacecraft control functions. The necessity for autonomy technology is nowhere greater than in deep space missions. Remote Agent is a model-based autonomous system being developed in a collaborative effort between the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Ames Research Center....   [tags: Artificial Intelligence Spacecraft]
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Dilemma between Autonomy and Direct Control within Mangerial Control in Current Organisation - Introduction Management control strategy is not a one dimensional formulae of labour controlling, other than controlling employees, it is also about exploiting employees' discretionary effort and creativity as a prime interest. In the Webboys article, Barrett (2004: 787) demonstrated how different strategies have been manipulated separately and simultaneously to control the labour process of developing primary software. This essay is going to investigate various directions of management strategies, which incorporate with radical approaches of control in response to the dilemma between offset the notions between "direct control" and "responsible autonomy dichotomy" (Friedman in Barrett 2004: 38)....   [tags: Management] 2533 words
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Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: Elton John and the Loss of Sexual Autonomy - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: Elton John and the Loss of Sexual Autonomy The past three decades have been filled with contrasting types of popular music, which reflect an evolving culture. What was popular in the Seventies provides a sharp contrast to what appealed to audiences in the Nineties. Ironically, the earlier decade was filled with ideas of freedom and non-conformity, while ideas of clear categories and cautionary reluctance dominate the latter. Despite the supposed 1970’s ‘revival’ in the 1990’s, symbolized by Volkswagen Beetles and Madonna’s retro hairstyle, certain perceptions and ideas from the seventies did not survive into the nineties....   [tags: Essays Papers] 3203 words
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The Role of Autonomy and Responsibility Held by the Bourgeoisie during the Industrial Revolution - The Role of Autonomy and Responsibility Held by the Bourgeoisie during the Industrial Revolution During the Industrial Revolution the population was broken up into two classes; the minority was the rich, industrial middle class, the bourgeoisie, and the majority was the poor working class, the proletariat. The bourgeoisie believed in their rights to gain wealth and preserve individuality and in their duty to maintain these rights, which in turn determined the harsh laboring and living conditions of the working class....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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How Separatist Groups Have Had Little Success at Gaining Autonomy from the Country Which they are Currently a Part Of - How Separatist Groups Have Had Little Success at Gaining Autonomy from the Country Which they are Currently a Part Of In this essay I will be aiming to explain how separatist groups have had little success at gaining autonomy from the country which they are currently part of. Autonomy is the right to self government and therefore in my case study of the Basques I will assess whether they have in my opinion been able to achieve this. Map of Basque regionThe Basque region consists of seven "herrialdes", or districts which, for political and administrative purposes, form part of two different more economically developed European countries: Araba, Bizkaia, Gipuzkoa and Nafarroa are in Spain, and Lapurdi, Zuberoa and Benafarroa are in France....   [tags: Papers] 909 words
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The Female Voice: Writing and Autonomy in Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper - Writing in a figurative sense provides a voice for the suppressed that may be restricted. In order to project the voice of the writer, the writer uses imagery and language techniques in order to allude to a certain point or opinion that may be deemed controversial. This is shown within the Yellow Wall-Paper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, as it uses of these techniques to provide a more powerful voice for the female writer. The text follows Bahktin’s ideas of “discourse within the novel” as although it is diary form, it uses “internal stratification” as it voices three different opinions – John and Jennie’s disapproval, and the narrator’s urge for freedom....   [tags: Literature, Feminism]
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Euthanasia - It is the principle of conduct which requires us (healthcare workers) to act in a way that benefits others (patients) by preventing or removing harm, or more directly acting to produce a good Due to the nature of the job, it can be said that nurses often have to deal with the situtaion of ethical dilemas. Because we live in a culturaly diverse society, our values are not necessarily the same. This often gives the leeway for ethical dilemas such as, whether euthanasia and assisted suicide are moraly right or wrong....   [tags: Ethical Issues, Physician Assisted Suicide] 1496 words
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Ethical Dilemma - The two principles that are in focus are beneficence and nonmaleficence. Both beneficence and nonmaleficence have played a fundamental historical role in medical ethics (Beauchamp & Childress, 2009). Nonmaleficence is often paired with beneficence, but there is a difference between these two principles (Rich, 2008). According to Beauchamp and Childress (2009) conflating beneficence and nonmaleficence into a single principle obscures important distinctions. In addition, both of these ethical principles beneficence and nonmaleficence are strengthened by state nursing practice acts, which mandate that nurses are legally obligated to safeguard patients and the profession (Bjarnason & LaSala, 2011)....   [tags: Health Care, Nurses] 2245 words
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Benevolent Deception - A practice commonly used in the medical field, “benevolent deception” is the act of physicians suppressing information about diagnoses in hopes of not causing patients emotional turmoil (Skloot 63). Benevolent deception is a contentious subject because when used, the bioethical principles of respect for autonomy and beneficence can conflict with each other. Respect for autonomy is the act of physicians acknowledging their patients’ abilities to make voluntary decisions on their own regarding their health care, while beneficence is the duty of doctors to help patients and remove harm from them (McCormick 4-5) When giving patients diagnoses, physicians are morally obliged to try to follow these doctrines, which is why some may mistakenly use benevolent deception because of how it honors the principle of beneficence....   [tags: Medical Care] 1846 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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Test Ethics - Exam Part B Beneficence versus Nonmaleficence The two principles in focus are beneficence and nonmaleficence. Nonmaleficence is often paired with beneficence however there is a difference between these two principles (Rich, 2008). According to Beauchamp & Childress (2009) conflating beneficence and nonmaleficence into a single principle obscures important distinctions. In addition, both of these ethical principles beneficence and nonmaleficence are strengthened by state nursing practice acts, which mandate that nurses are legally obligated to safeguard patients and the profession (Bjarnason & LaSala, 2011)....   [tags: Beneficence, Nonmaleficence] 1790 words
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Ethics - Ethics is defined as the knowledge of the principles of good and evil. Sensitivity to ethical issues should be prerequisite for any profession that holds public trust. Nursing holds a public trust and therefore we must be aware of ethical concerns when dealing with patients (Barry, 2002). Ethical dilemmas such as consent force nurses to decide on possible actions to take. By discussing the ethical principles of autonomy, beneficence and non-maleficence and applying the ethical theories I hope to make it clear how nurses justify their actions....   [tags: Informative, Good, Evil] 588 words
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Human Development: Basic Trust vs. Basic Mistrust (Birth to 18 Months) - Stage 1: Basic Trust vs. Basic Mistrust (Birth to 18 Months) In stage one of Erickson’s theory, the first eighteen months of life is centered on the development of trust (Zaslow & Kirst-Ashman, 2007); that is, the infant must learn to trust and depend on others for food and care. According to Erikson (1985), the most important event of this stage is feeding. The infant will either develop trust if her caregiver’s presence and feedings are stable and predictable, or develop a sense of mistrust if they are not....   [tags: Child Development ]
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Improving Self-Motivation in Employees - Organizational researchers see employee motivation as a fundamental building block in the development of successful businesses. A motivated workforce represents both a competitive advantage as well as a strategic asset in the current corporate world, which is why the issue of building self-motivation in employees has sparked interest in managers. It not only improves the business side of the organization, but does so by keeping employees’ needs met, which improves their well-being. First, the issue of employees’ motivation will be addressed....   [tags: Occupational Issues]
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To what extent does teamwork lead to empowerment? - To what extent does team work lead to empowerment. The term team work is often times viewed by others as a group of persons working towards achieving a common goal. This view is often echoed by employers who view team work as a group of employees working towards achieving organisational goals which would equate to increased revenues for the organisation. Empowerment on the other hand has been viewed as bestowing some level of autonomy on employees in an effort to build their self esteem and also to motivate them....   [tags: Business, Organizational Development, Teamwork] 1814 words
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The Exception Proves the Rule - Ethics is a systematic approach using linear logic to determine what is considered “right” and what is considered “wrong” pertaining to a particular situation or scenario. In addition to considering what is right and wrong, the rights of society as a whole and the rights of the individual are also taken into account when making an ethical decision. Ethics can be thought of as the rules and guidelines that are used as a rubric to protect people from what may be potentially harmful to them. Morals are personal, they describe what an individual perceives as right and wrong, the differences in morals and ethics often lead to opposing outlooks and interpretations in certain circumstances....   [tags: Ethics]
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Benevolent Deception - A practice commonly used in the medical field, “benevolent deception” is the act of physicians suppressing information about diagnoses in hopes of not causing patients emotional turmoil (Skloot 63). Benevolent deception is a contentious subject because when used, the bioethical principles of respect for autonomy and beneficence can conflict with each other. Respect for autonomy is when physicians acknowledge their patients’ abilities to make voluntary decisions on their own regarding their health care (McCormick 4)....   [tags: Health Care] 1376 words
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Ethical Principles Notes - Ethical Principles Notes There are many ethical principles. e.g. a woman has a right to control what happens to her body we should respect life we should do no harm to others we should help others there should be justice in the distribution of resources Some principles are more general than others. So some principles are special cases of more general ones. For instance, the right to control what happens to one's body is a special case of the principle of autonomy, the right to control one's own life....   [tags: Ethics Philosophy PHI Notes] 436 words
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