An example of a previous work experience where I had to exhibit fairness was while coaching a senior high girl’s soccer team for The Study School in Montreal, Quebec. I was put into a position where the most talented and high scoring player on the team missed a practice before a playoff game. Team rules were agreed upon and a commitment contract was signed by every player at the beginning of the season. One of these commitment rules was that all players were expected to attend all practices unless a valid excused absence and signed note was presented otherwise the player would be benched for the next game. Excused absences were considered medical appointments or academic meetings. These team rules were in place to ensure commitment and fairness amongst the players. As well, it was an expectation that all players who attended practice, no matter their skill level, were given the opportunity to play.
My action, after the player missed practice, was finding out her reasons and whether it was an excused absence. After determining that her lack of presence was for frivolous reasons, I implemented the agreed upon discipline and the player was required to attend the playoff game but would sit the bench for its entirety. Despite the fact that the benching this particular player would impact our chances of progressing past the playoff game, it was more important to maintain consistency and equitable treatment of all players. The outcome of this decision resulted in our team losing the playoff game, however, the player learned a valuable lesson of commitment and fairness and that even though she was talented, she was not exempt from the rules to which everyone else had to adhere. As well, the team learned that the commitment ...
... middle of paper ...
...as difficult to endure when attempting to bring the car in for servicing. Even though it took a year to come to completion and it probably would have been easier to drop the case, it was more important that the dealership correct their unethical behaviour and take responsibility for their actions, and that future consumers did not endure the unfortunate experience that I had. After my persistence, we recently were able to meet with the owner of the franchise in an attempt to resolve our issues. Upon explaining the events that unfolded previously, we were able to reach a mediated result. A conclusion was ultimately attained where both parties parted with a mutual understanding and both sides were better for it. This experience has taught me that even if it is a daunting and difficult task, it is ultimately better to follow the guidelines of appropriate ethics.
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- ... This action has led many hospitals to tighten their financial spending. One hospital was forced to lay-off staff in order to meet financial responsibility (Sun, 2013). The result of this lay-off is employee’s being disgruntled and feeling unsafe about their position leading to poor morale and inefficient care. Issues Unaddressed Although each position advocated for patient safety, the issue of how to achieve patient safety was not addressed. As an administrator my priority was keeping the hospital financially stable.... [tags: nurse, advocacy, patients]
1284 words (3.7 pages)
- In this essay I am going to consider the ethical issues that arose in the six case studies I have written, as well as look at theories that can be applied to the situations. The first case study I will be looking at is the Enron accounting scandal. The issues that arose from the scandal include hiding losses off the balance sheets using special purpose entities (SPE’s), executives personally profiting from the company’s loses, and subsequent bankruptcy, as well as a disregarding for fiduciary duties.... [tags: Ethics Case Studies]
2752 words (7.9 pages)
- There is a firefighter who is obligated to make a crucial decision. Upon arrival to a five-alarm blaze, the firefighter must make a life or death decision. There are two individuals unconscious in the burning building, and only one can be saved. One person is Dr. Rutland, a world-renowned pioneer in treating suicidal-depressives. The medication he has developed has helped thousands of patients already, and when perfected, will save many more. The other individual is Dr. Rutland’s secretary. Being that only one person is to survive, who should be saved.... [tags: essays research papers]
2189 words (6.3 pages)
- Midterm Portfolio Communication ethics questions ones personal narratives about what is good, bad, right and wrong. It makes us question communication and observe not only what drives us to do what we do but what drives the other person in a communication situation as well. Ethics determines how we enter situations, react to events and ultimately carry out our daily routines. The purpose of taking COM 380 Communication Ethics is to be able to successfully carry out ethical communication in both our public and private life.... [tags: Self-Reflection]
745 words (2.1 pages)
- IntroductionIn this assignment I will be exploring the legal, professional and ethical issues involved in bed bathing a patient/client in a hospital setting. I will be reflecting on a personal experience, experience during a seven week placement on a diabetic ward. I have decided to use a reflective cycle which is an adaptation from Gibbs’ (1988) model.This reflection has provided a systematic approach to my learning and to my nursing practice. Within this essay I intend to discuss approaches to assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care.... [tags: reflection, health care, Gibbs]
2602 words (7.4 pages)
- 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 (1.4 pages)
- 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]
1509 words (4.3 pages)
- Information Ethics The paper addresses theoretical and practical aspects of information ethics from an intercultural perspective. The recent concept of information ethics is related particularly to problems which arose in the last century with the development of computer technology and the internet. A broader concept of information ethics as dealing with the digital reconstruction of all possible phenomena leads to questions relating to digital ontology. Following Heidegger's conception of the relation between ontology and metaphysics, the author argues that ontology has to do with Being itself and not just with the Being of beings which is the matter of metaphysics.... [tags: Technology Information Ethics ]
1041 words (3 pages)
- Personal Ethics In today's world, individuals can make a single decision that can have a profoundly positive or negative effect on their family, their employer, coworkers, a nation, and even on the entire world. The life we lead reflects the strength of a single trait: our personal character. Personal ethics are different for each person but for the most part, people want to be known as a good person, someone who can be trusted, and he or she are concerned about his or her relationships and personal reputations.... [tags: Ethics Morals Psychology Essays]
861 words (2.5 pages)
- 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 (4.1 pages)