Examples Of Ethics In Everyday Life

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Ethics in Everyday Life Ethics will be used in my personal and professional life. Ethics has many different theories and principles. These ethical theories and principles can be applied to many different situations in my everyday personal and professional life. Theories that I believe I will use in everyday life would be Utilitarianism, Deontology, Virtue and the golden rule. These ethical theories will be used in many different types of situations, some will be big and others will not. Utilitarianism is the theory that one ought to maximize the happiness and minimize the unhappiness of as many people (or sentient beings) as possible (Nina Rosenstand). According to Utilitarianism, an action is morally right if its consequences lead to…show more content…
Utilitarianism revolves around the concept of “the end justifies the means,” (“CITATION”). For example, the requirement to vaccinate children against diseases such as polio, measles, and whooping cough is an example of utilitarianism, or serving the public good, as opposed to allowing parents to opt out of vaccination based upon religious grounds (“PUT CITATION”). I believe that I will use Utilitarianism in many different situations throughout my personal and professional life. In my personal life I will find myself with the question of should I make my wife dinner before she gets home? According to Utilitarianism, the morally right thing to do would be the option that leads to happiness. If I make dinner then my wife will be happy therefore making dinner is the morally right choice and not making dinner is the morally wrong choice. In my professional life I will…show more content…
This means that a person will follow his or her obligations to another individual or society because upholding one 's duty is what is considered ethically correct (1,2). For instance, a deontologist will always keep his promises to a friend and will follow the law. A person who follows this theory will produce very consistent decisions since they will be based on the individual 's set duties.” (Rainbow). Deontology works on the concept “the end does not justify the means” ("Difference Between Utilitarianism and Deontology."). I believe that I will use Deontology in many different situation throughout my life. In my personal life I may find myself in a situation where my friend asks me to pick up his son from school because my friend has another obligation to attend to. According to deontology, the morally correct option would be to pick up his son from school because I would be upholding my duty to my friend. If I did not uphold my duty to my friend by not picking up his son from school, it would be the morally wrong option according to deontology because I did not go through with my obligation. In my professional life I plan to be a pharmacist. Pharmacists have access to many different drugs. A friend could ask me to steal drugs for him. According to deontology, the morally correct option would be to tell my friend that I could not steal
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