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Ethics Principles and Codes of Conduct

- Introduction In today’s distinctly knowledgeable world, it is essential, as stated by Paine, Deshpande, Margolis & Bettcher (2005), for corporate companies to maintain certain codes of conduct. Paine et al (2005), continues to mention that organizations such as the European Commission have endeavored to endorse codes of conduct as the main drivers for corporate social responsibility. The principle aim of having codes is to assist companies effectively operate in diverse and varying cultural and geographic locations....   [tags: Corporate, Social Responsibility, Industries]

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Aristotle, Kant, And Royce Ethical Works

- What is "good" depends solely on the one judging. For someone to be labeled good they must maintain their judge’s approval in every task, quite difficult I would think. The character Stevens from The Remains of the Day remained a good human being to his employers in every task, so it appeared in the book. I want to explore in this essay if indeed Stevens remained a good human being by use of philosophers Aristotle, Kant, and Royce ethical works. I personally believe Stevens is a good human being my reasons compile to his honor to his work and the respect given to others....   [tags: Ethics, Morality, Human, Virtue]

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Medieval Humanism And The Medieval World

- The word humanism is a relatively broad term described by Merriam-Webster as, “a system of values and beliefs that is based on the idea that people are basically good and that problems can be solved using reason instead of religion”. While this seems a perfectly reasonable definition for the present day, it does not adequately apply to medieval society. If such a definition was used by a person from the 12th century, that person would likely be looked at incredulously and then swiftly called a heretic or a blasphemer....   [tags: Middle Ages, Feudalism, Humanism]

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The Code Of Ethics Of Nursing

- Ethics is defined as moral principles that govern a persons or a group’s behavior, ethical principles apply to both personal and professional relationships (Webster, 2015). The field of nursing is a profession that has been highly regarded and respected in society. Most nurses enter the profession in order to utilize their clinical skills to help others in their time of need. Those in failing health rely on nurses to care for them in their most vulnerable states, and expect a level of compassion and humanity while receiving care....   [tags: Ethics, Nursing, Morality, Business ethics]

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The Program Of The T4 Program

- The first program created was the T4 program. The T4 program was set up in order to quickly and efficiently euthanize the both developmentally and physically disabled. The Germans believed, them to be inferior to the general Arian population and could, therefore, be deprived of life. The Germans had two justifications for this program. One justification was that of mercy. This justification stripped the condemned, of their “inherent dignity,” since they are being treated as animals instead of human beings....   [tags: Capital punishment, Death row]

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The International Federation Of Social Workers

- The International Federation Of Social Workers The International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) is a global organization striving for social justice, human rights and social development through the promotion of social work, best practice models and the facilitation of international cooperation. The International Federation of Social Workers supports its 116 country members by postulating a global expression for the profession. IFSW has been permitted Special Consultative Status by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)....   [tags: Human rights, United Nations, Sociology]

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Should A Surgical Mask Be Treated?

- Do the proposed solutions treat others the way you would want to be treated. (Kyte, 2012). If I was in Carla’s situation and did not want the flu vaccine or want to wear a surgical mask, I would want to be offered a different position before I was fired. I would not want to be fired right away before I was given other options. One of the proposed solutions does treat people with respect and dignity by allowing Carla to work as a phone nurse to protect her and the patients. The hospital is giving Carla other options than just getting fired, and the patients are getting treated with respect because the hospital is not putting patients at more danger of getting sicker than they came to the hosp...   [tags: Influenza vaccine, Influenza, Vaccine]

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Assisted Suicide : A Controversial Issue

- Assisted Suicide Assisted suicide has been a controversial subject for many years all around the world. Assisted suicide is also known as euthanasia. Two type of euthanasia are passive and active euthanasia. In passive euthanasia life-saving support is withdrawn from a patient. Conversely, active euthanasia is when measures are purposefully taken to end one’s life. Another form of assisted suicide is referred to as physician-assisted suicide. In physician-assisted suicide, a medical doctor typically administers a lethal dose of medication that brings an end to a patient’s life....   [tags: Death, Euthanasia, Suicide, Medical ethics]

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The Criticism, Racial Discrimination, And Heroism

- Loraine Hansberry presents :The Criticism, Racial Discrimination, and Heroism (Dignity), in “A Raisin in the Sun” In Lorraine Hansberry “A Raisin in the Sun”, the issues of racial discrimination, the debate of heroism, and criticism is vividly displayed. The play, which was written in the late 1950’s presents itself in a realistic discerning matter that implicates the racial division among the black family and white America. The play insinuates Walters’s heroism as well because of the black family’s struggle not to become discouraged in trying to obtain the world riches and still maintaining human dignity....   [tags: African American, Racism, A Raisin in the Sun]

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Assisted Suicides And Non Voluntary Euthanasia

- Rights to Your Own Choice Doctor Assisted Suicides are an ongoing controversial topic within America and other countries on whether to allow the assisted suicides or to keep Euthanasia and its regulations. Doctor Assisted Suicides is giving someone the option to end their life with a lethal dosage of medicine prescribed by the doctor themselves. In the U.S Doctor Assisted Suicides are legal in California, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Vermont, and Montana but Montana has a regulation on the suicides and to be able to do the suicide you’ll need to have a court ruling....   [tags: Death, Euthanasia, U.S. state, United States]

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Euthanasi The Back Ground Of Euthanasia

- In order to understand my research paper, you first need to know the back ground of euthanasia. Euthanasia is an uncommon painless killing of a patient that is suffering from an incurable and painful disease with a dose of a lethal injection. Euthanasia is also known as assisted suicide, physician-assisted death, physician-assisted suicide, and mercy killing. It is a doctor prescribed medication which puts a person into a coma like state. The shot includes Rocuronium bromide which paralyzes all the muscles and stops breathing which is what will eventually kill the body....   [tags: Death, Euthanasia, Life, Religion]

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Physician Assisted Suicide in America

- Anyone suffering from a terminal illness or has watched a family member or close friend suffer, probably believes in the Death with Dignity Act. According to the state of Oregon, (Oregon Death with Dignity Act Records & Reports”) “on October 27, 1997 Oregon enacted the Death with Dignity Act which allows terminally-ill Oregonians to end their lives through voluntary self-administration of lethal medications, expressly prescribed by a physician for that purpose. The Oregon Death with Dignity Act requires the Oregon Department of Human Services to collect information about the patients and physicians who participate in the Act, and publish an annual statistical report.” The fear and uncertain...   [tags: Euthanasia Essays]

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Human Rights Concerning Mental Treatments

- A thin line draws the limits of what is morally acceptable, and controversial topics stand along its contours. The conflict zone where treatments for mental health transgress human rights can be evaluated within a frame of ethics. The field of ethics is here to help us make moral judgments and therefore to reflect on what is good for individuals and the society. Thanks to applied ethics, one of the major branches of this moral philosophy, evaluating polemical subjects is possible. Panza and Potthast (2010, p....   [tags: Ill Patients, Restraint, Sectioning]

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The Philosophy of Human Rights

- INTRODUCTION Human rights have been defined as “basic moral guarantees that people all countries and cultures allegedly have simply because they are people. Calling these guarantees “rights” suggests that they attach to particular individuals who can invoke them, that they are of high priority, and that compliance with them is mandatory rather than discretionary. Human rights are also international norms that help to protect all people everywhere from severe political, legal, and social abuses....   [tags: Rationale, Existance, Protection]

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Social Care Environment: Ethical Practice

- When working in a social care environment, ethical practice plays a major part in every aspect of your work. This essay will explain what ethical practise is, how it affects the social care industry, and some examples as to how it could play an important role in daily work. Ethical practise is difficult to properly define. “Caseworkers, supervisors, and other staff should be guided by an overarching set of ethical standards that inform their decision-making and conduct when working with children, youth, and families....   [tags: Daily Role, Social Care]

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Saudi Arabia Implementing Women's Rights

- The debate over human rights rages on throughout the world, with the United Nations playing a critical role in the debate. That organization has largely been the group in charge of dictating to various nations what they can and cannot do in the human rights realm. Specifically, there have been a number of different international standards passed on how countries are to treat their women. Saudi Arabia has long been held up as an example of a culture that has not complied with these international human rights norms....   [tags: International Human Rights Law, Women]

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A Peaceful Parting: Active Euthanasia

- ... Suicide is often questioned because the person being euthanized has to consent to the lethal injection. Murder often is questioned simply because one person must “poison” the other to complete the euthanasia. In the eyes of an everyday normal human, what would constitute a good reason for euthanasia. Let’s start with terminal illness. There are so many terminal illnesses out there that cause life to be very difficult and painful. A simple stroke or heart attack could leave someone paralyzed, intubated, and helpless....   [tags: suffer, sorrow, illness, issue]

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The Right Of Die Legislation

- The Right to Die Legislation Why is there so much controversy on the subject of an individual wanting to choose their right to die. Shouldn 't individual have the right to terminate his or her life if they are terminally ill. On a human level patient that are diagnosed as terminally ill that have six months less to live, should have the right to make the choice to terminate their lives if it comes to that....   [tags: Suicide, Suffering, Human rights, Death]

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Assisted Suicide Should Be Legal

- With the discussion of assisted suicide being a viral topic, there are many different opinions whether or not people are for or against it. As for me, I am against assisted suicide. Assisted suicide is currently legal in five states including Oregon, Vermont, Washington, California, and Montana. Methods in the way it is done may vary from state to state, but I still believe any type of assisted suicide is wrong. In the article “Always Care, Never Kill: How Physician-Assisted Suicide Endangers the Weak, Corrupts Medicine, Compromises the Family, and Violates Human Dignity and Equality,” it states that allowing physician-assisted suicide would be a big mistake for the four following reasons: “...   [tags: Medicine, Medical ethics, Hippocrates, Physician]

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Kant 's Philosophy On Ethics

- Philosophical Ethics Analysis This paper is my analysis of two different philosophical, ethical systems and my attempt to compare and contrast each of them with a Christian perspective on ethics. I. Kantian Ethics Kant emphasizes duty. This ethic maintains that there is nothing praiseworthy in doing want we want to do. Value comes when we do our “duty,” whether we want to or not. By stressing duty, it would give more value to doing what we do not want to do than doing what we want when both create the same result....   [tags: Ethics, John Stuart Mill, Intrinsic value]

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An Analysis of Selected Stanzas From Book II, Canto VII of Spenser’s Faerie Queene 1

- An Analysis of Selected Stanzas From Book II, Canto VII of Spenser’s Faerie Queene 1 I Her face right wondrous faire did seeme to bee That her broad beauties beam great brightness threw Through the dim shade, that all men might it see: Yet was not that same her owne native hew, But wrought by art and counterfetted shew, Thereby more lovers unto her to call; Nath’lesse most heavenly faire in deed and vew She by creation was, till that she did fall; Thenceforth she sought for help, to cloke her crime withall....   [tags: Faerie Queene]

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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee "It is not what an author says, but what she whispers which is most important. In other words, one must read in between the lines to discover the subtler meaning of novels. This is true for To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Understanding of the many themes in To Kill a Mockingbird is attained only by reading in between the lines. A major one of these themes is dignity as Harper Lee presents a clear picture of which characters are dignified....   [tags: Papers]

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Consequences are More Significant than Rights

- The priority and absoluteness of rights is often gist for ethical debates. I consider these issues from the perspective of my ethical theory, which I call the "ethics of social consequences." The ethics of social consequences is one means of satisfying non-utilitarian consequentialism. It is characterized by the principles of positive social consequences, humanity, human dignity, legality, justice, responsibility, tolerance as well as moral obligation. I analyze Gewirth’s position regarding the absoluteness of rights as well as Nagel’s opinion that rights enjoy priority forever....   [tags: Humanity and Moral Rights]

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At The Mind’s Limits

- “If one speaks about torture, one must take care not to exaggerate,” Jean Améry view of torture comes from a place of uneasiness (22). He discusses in his book At The Mind’s Limits, about the torture that he underwent while a prisoner in Auschwitz. In his chapter titled “Torture”, he goes into deep description of not only the torture he endured, but also how that torture never leaves a person. Améry goes to great lengths to make sure that the torture he speaks of is accurate and as he says on page 22, not exaggerated....   [tags: Analysis, Jean Améry ]

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Globalization of Organ Transplantation

- The need for organs for transplantation is growing rapidly. Currently, the system works in an inefficient manner that forces people into illegal activities that are dangerous and could lead to death. This system makes it illegal for a person to sell their organ to another that may need it for transplant. This makes a waiting list that people must wait for donors that are willing to give up their organs for free with very little benefits if at all. There are however other options that should be considered....   [tags: Organ Transplantation Essays]

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Struggle For Survival By Charles Darwin

- Struggle for survival. Only the fittest can survive in this world, Charles Darwin has discovered this fact in this earth. If someone can’t fit, its existence disappears by itself. It is the truth of living being and have been applied since they appeared. Today while I was out for lunch found one old woman, who seemed physically disable because her limbs were not moving properly, but she was pushing a heavy load in a trolley. I felt so sorry for finding on my way, but she is not only the one in this world whom I have met....   [tags: Old age, Middle age, Assault, Battery]

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The Colonization Of Stevens

- The Colonization of Stevens In the year 1954, two years prior to the setting of Ishiguro’s The Remains of the Day, the Suez canal was returned once again to the government of Egypt putting an abrupt end to the English imperialism and colonialism that had extended throughout centuries. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro serves as a conceit for the rejection of the British Empire by its colonized subjects. Much like the narrator of the novel, Stevens, personifies the dynasty of the British Empire, his realization of the extensive price his “dignity” has cost him symbolizes the colonial subjects’ realization that their freedom was bought at a price as well....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Robert´s Role in the Movie Glory

- I believe Robert held very high standards for his soldiers even though they were black. He treats them with dignity and equal respect as would be given to the soldiers who are white. He gives them a sense of humanity and dignity as if they belong there and are just as willing, competent, and capable of being good soldiers. By treating them with this respect they fight for a different reason other than because they have to, rather because they must meet the standards presented by their leader by proving they have all of these qualities....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Tragic Hero of Antigone

- Around 442 BC in the city of Athens, Greece, Sophocles wrote the greatly admired tragedy, Antigone. Antigone includes many themes such as Freedom, Protection of Personal Dignity, Obedience to Civil Law, Protection of Community/Nation, Loyalty/Obligation to Family, and Observance of Religious Law. Many of the Greek tragedies that have been written include a tragic hero that has his/her tragic flaw. In Antigone there are two main characters; Creon, the tyrant king of Thebes, and Antigone, the daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta....   [tags: Antigone, heroes, Sophocles, ]

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Regrets in The Remains of the Day

- Regrets in The Remains of the Day “...For a great many people, the evening is the most enjoyable part of the day. Perhaps, then, there is something to his advice that I should cease looking back so much, that I should adopt a more positive outlook and try to make the best of what remains of my day. After all, what can we ever gain in forever looking back and blaming ourselves if our lives have not turned out quite as we might have wished. The hard reality is, surely, that for the likes of you and I, there is little choice other than to leave our fate, ultimately, in the hands of those great gentlemen at the hub of this world who employ our services....   [tags: The Remains of the Day Kazuo Ishiguro Essays]

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The Book of Courtier Baldesar Castiglione

- The Book of Courtier Baldesar Castiglione The Renaissance was a period prompted by the rebirth in classical culture. As classical culture resurfaced, it gradually awakened and inspired the human soul, leading to tremendous development in individuality. Humans took a gigantic stride away from barbarianism and distinguished themselves by focusing on intellectual progress. The capabilities of human nature unfolded as man studied all things including himself and others. The Renaissance period marks the growth of individual thought and the emphasis on moral character....   [tags: Papers]

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Arthur Miller's Dissatisfaction with the American People Expressed in Three of His Major Works

- ... The joy of his life is his 18-year-old niece, Catherine, whom he and his wife, Beatrice, have raised from infancy. When two of Beatrice’s cousins Marco and Rodolpho, illegally move into the United States, an attraction develops between Catherine and the handsome young Rodolpho. Eddie's inappropriate love for his niece drives him into cruel criticism of Rodolpho, including the accusation that he is an opportunist who plans to marry Catherine only to obtain his U. S. citizenship papers. Catherine had always dealt with Eddie in the ways a wife deals with a husband, and not like the father figure he should have been....   [tags: tragedy, community, success]

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Change in the Essays of Maxine Hong Kingston, Cornell West, and Kofi Annan

- The weather, the news, the morning commute, the stock exchange, all change on a daily basis, but people don’t get all flustered about them compared to the changes in politics, country affairs, culture, and society which become overwhelming and shocking to people. The overwhelming transformations that people cannot stop are believed to have a negative effect on their way of life. People are so content with the way they are living that they do not want this adjustment to happen, even though it will come eventually....   [tags: Cultural, Social, Change]

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The Cabot School District Strives to Meet the Educational Needs of Every Student

- ... II. Where do we need to be in the future. Due to the large Caucasian community that resides in Cabot, it is essential for the school district to provide opportunities for students to be exposed to diversity. Although a school district cannot change its population make-up, it can provide opportunities to its students that teach diversity, tolerance, dignity and respect. Students must realize that, although their every day encounters with students during their school years are limited in regards to diversity, the world that awaits them when they graduate is composed of people of different races, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, etc....   [tags: diversity, academics, acceptance]

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Quality Control: Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig

- There exists one word that may just be the king of all misused words–the word that, more than any other, is used with complete disregard for and disinterest in its meaning. No, this is not a reference to literally, nor ‘legit,’ however deserving those words are of defense—this word is Quality. Some of the misuse lies in the basic distinction between quality and Quality with a capital ‘Q’, which can be cleared up quite succinctly. Little ‘q’ quality is attached to an object. It is the value of the object from a sum total of the value of the work that was put into it and of its composition....   [tags: attain quality, high quality products]

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Fueled by the Empowerment Movement: A Look at Disempowerment and Working Women

- There are great women who work each day in the public and private sector. Some of those women were pioneers of the Women’s Movement before there was a Women’s Movement. Bette Davis is quoted as saying, “When a man gives his opinion, he's a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she's a bitch.” (Ramsdale, 2014). Another more recent pioneer was a part of the Women’s Movement. Hillary Rodman Clinton is quoted as saying, “I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas, but what I decided to do was to fulfil my profession, which I entered before my husband was in public life” (Ramsdale, 2014)....   [tags: Disempowerment, women, empowerment]

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The Book of Negroes (Someone Knows My Name) by Lawrence Hill

- Aminata Diallo is an eleven years old African girl, when her life changes completely, as she goes from a beloved daughter to an orphan that is captured and enslaved. Aminata is shown in the novel Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill as a strong young protagonist that is able to survive the odyssey around the world first as a slave and later as a free activist agent of the British. In the book, her various stages of her life are always connected with the clothes that she is wearing or the lack of clothes and show the degree of dehumanization that accompanies slavery....   [tags: story and character analysis]

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The Lexical Priority of Rights: Basic Capabilities vs. Poverty Eradication

- The Lexical Priority of Rights: Basic Capabilities vs. Poverty Eradication I. Introduction The feminization of poverty is a phenomenon in which women represent the majority of the world’s poor. The “cycles of poverty” is reinforced by the growing gender inequality between men and women. Impoverished women in developing countries are particularly vulnerable in which they are often deprived of political and decision-making rights as well as basic services, such as healthcare and education. Feminist theorists have attempted to analyze this phenomenon in order to further comprehend the fundamental causes for the vulnerability of women....   [tags: world poverty essay]

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Dehumanization in Twelve Years a Slave: Narrative of Solomon Northup

- ... This is part of the “breaking down” process that they went through. In every stage of the slave’s slavery experience, they were “broken down” more and more to a point where they did not even see themselves as human. To be sold in an auction like one is an object takes away all human dignity the slaves possessed before. The act of violence also contributes to the dehumanization and the “breaking down” of the slaves. Slaves were beaten, and whipped daily, subjected to cruel torture. Northup describes these acts of violence in his narrative very vividly....   [tags: player, slavery, maters, abolitionist]

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Analysis Of ' Ernest Gaines, Walter Mosley, And August Wilson

- The authors’ Ernest Gaines, Walter Mosley, and August Wilson all play a role in defining the African American literature within the larger part of American culture. Each explores themes of inequality within similar time periods. These books travel from the nineteen forties to the nineteen fifties and entail the shared pain of the African American people and their individual struggles in a variety of conditions. Each piece of literature highlights the torment of the white people and oftentimes portrays them as the villains’....   [tags: African American, White people, Black people]

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Making Sense of Love in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

- Love in humans is a powerful element that makes life meaningful. Love with its’ presence, cause, and effect, has our four main couples in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” trying to make sense of love. In “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” we find four couple: Helena/Demetrius, Tatiana/Oberon, Theseus/Hippolyta, and Lysander/Hermia who find love after trials and errors for love can be irrational in nature. Things base and vile, holding no quantity. Love can transpose to form and dignity. Love looks, not with the eyes, but with the mind....   [tags: Patriarchal Authority, Amazonian Warrior]

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The Dying of the Light, by Dr. Craig Bowron

- The Dying of the Light is an article by Dr. Craig Bowron that captures the controversy surrounding the role of medication in prolonging life. The author describes that many medical advancements have become a burden to particularly elderly patients who in most instances are ready to embrace the reality of death. Dr. Bowron believes that dying in these modern times has become a tiring and unnatural process. “Everyone wants to grow old and die in his or her sleep, but the truth is most of us will die in pieces,” Bowron notes (Bowron)....   [tags: article analysis, dr craig bowron]

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The National Assocation of Social Workers Code of Ethics

- The Code of Ethics is an important part of a Social Workers career, by giving them basic guidelines, principles, standards, and values/morals for which they should follow. By following these guidelines a Social Worker can keep their work at a professional level and learn to keep work out of a personal level. This Code of Ethics has been set forth by the National Association of Social Workers, and is mandated in the field of practice (NASW, 2008). The National Association of Social Workers, NASW, considers the following as its six most core values; service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence....   [tags: social workers, human relationship]

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Strain Theory by Robert K Merton: Decriminalization of Prostitution

- Robert K Merton came up with “Strain Theory” in which he argued that although Deviance can be beneficial to a society- keeping the society in order, it could also promote inequality. In our society it’s more proper for a woman to be modest about her body, the moment she defies that norm she is considered Deviant. In order to encourage a decline of inequality groups will need the help in order to reach that goal. There are many organizations that help groups that experience oppression, HIPS is an organization that helps women in sex work to be more accepted into society as human....   [tags: norms, values, pimp]

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Nursing Profession: The Five Integral Components of Nursing Practice

- ... Moreover, Empathy is defined as the intellectual identification with or vicarious experiencing of the feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of another and can be reflected in several aspects, such as affective, cognitive, emotional and compassionate. Affective and cognitive empathy are illustrated by processing someone’s perspective and being able to identify and understand their emotions; for example, in the event that a patient is expressing his or her feelings towards the nurse regarding a recent death in the patient’s family, as a result, the nurse should be able to articulate the appropriate emotion....   [tags: autonomy, integrity, communication]

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Physician Assisted Suicide Should Not Increase After Its Legalization

- physician-assisted suicide in Oregon did not increase after its legalization. The empirical evidence revealed that vulnerable patients are better protected; the respect people have for life increased, and the trust between doctors and patients increased (Schaeffer, 15). Physician-Assisted Suicide has thorough guidelines and regulations. The Oregon Death with Dignity Act ensures many safeguards for patients, including determining eligible patients, referral of the patients to other healthcare providers to confirm medical information, and the opportunity for the patient to rescind his or her own decision at any time (Shannon & Kockler, 191)....   [tags: Medicine, Physician, Ethics, Patient]

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The Legal And Ethical Issues Of Hiv / Aids

- Introduction HIV/AIDS patients are protected by legal and ethical rights. The legal rights of a patient with HIV and the ethical obligations of medical practitioners have not been received with careful attention for quite a long period of time. Issues have been raised regarding confidentiality of patient’s medical records. Additionally, questions have been raised on consent of patients to undergo HIV AIDs testing as well discrimination based on the state of health of employees, especially for those suffering from HIV/AIDS....   [tags: Health care, Health care provider, Patient]

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Genetic Engineering the Church View

- Genetic Engineering the Church View A relatively recent issue, genetic engineering has nevertheless become an important enough internationally to cause public debates. The issue is complex, involving many parts and, of course numerous ethical concerns. Some of the parts enveloped by genetic engineering are cloning, modifications of genetic traits, and bioengineering of plants and certain animal to yield better crop and product. Much can be done using genetic engineering. Although we have a potential to harvest and already do see many advantages as a result of this, a deeper issue looms like a cloud on the horizon: are we prepared for the ramifications involved in this concept that has...   [tags: essays papers]

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The Remains of the Day, by Kazuo Ishiguro

- The Remains of the Day is a fictional novel written by Kazuo Ishiguro. Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki, Japan in 1954 and moved with his family to England in 1960. The Remains of the Day contains several literary techniques such as tone, flashbacks, symbolism, and foreshadowing used to emphasize the core themes of dignity, regret, and loyalty. The Remains of the Day is a first person narrative of an English butler named Stevens on 6-day trip to the English countryside. Stevens could be considered as the “perfect” butler due to his serious personality, exemplary work ethic, and strong sense of loyalty....   [tags: Novel Themes, Protagonist's Conflict]

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Drug Testing Welfare Recipients And Social Work Values

- Drug Testing Welfare Recipients and Social Work Values Introduction The testing of welfare recipients has become a hot topic within the past few years. Many individuals believe that this policy will act to ensure taxpayer money does not fund drug habits of individuals receiving government assistance, however the relevance and necessity of this policy have yet to be agreed upon by all. The goal of this paper is to determine whether this policy is consistent with the values, ethics and responsibilities found within the National Association of Social Worker 's Code of Ethics....   [tags: Ethics, Sociology, Social work, Drug addiction]

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Business Ethics: McDonnell Douglas' Lack of Solidarity

- The reason I chose to write about this company McDonnell Douglas is because I felt that what they did was appalling and demonic. They dehumanized the passengers and only seen profit margins. One may say that McDonnell Douglas imps did not know the meaning of the word “solidarity”: Solidarity is a principle of Catholic Social Teaching. This principle means the firm and preserving determination to commit oneself to the common good. This principle incorporates other principles like Human Dignity, Community, Common Good, Stewardship, and Option for the Poor, that is what we are to demonstrate in our actions....   [tags: Business Ethics ]

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Making the Case for Right to Die

- The right to life that has been stated in the Declaration of Independence brings up controversial debates about the morality of war, self-defense, capital punishment, abortion and euthanasia. Euthanasia is the ending of a life to escape suffering and pain. Although many believe that assisted suicide, also known as physician-assisted death is morally wrong, I think that under certain, strict circumstances, people should have the choice whether or not they want to suffer towards the end of their lives....   [tags: euthanasia, mercy killing]

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Analysing the Morality of Voluntary Active Euthanasia

- In this essay I will be analysing the morality of voluntary active euthanasia (VAE). I will focus on the argument that if such an act is considered morally acceptable, it can only lead down a slippery slope in which society becomes grossly unrecognizable in terms of the value of life. This essay will examine the strengths and weaknesses of this argument and the moral principles which underpin it to determine whether or not it remains a convincing argument to VAE. Firstly, I must ascertain what segregates VAE from other forms of euthanasia and introduce the argument to it....   [tags: assisted suicide of the terminally ill]

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Physician Assisted Suicide in the United States

- When diagnosed with an incurable disease one may know they have no chance of living. Such diseases may be cancer, ALS, and even Alzheimer’s. Instead o suffering through the horrors and pain, a patient may suggest Physician Assisted Suicide to their doctor. Physician Assisted Suicide is defined as a prescription, written by the doctor(s), that if ingested will end the patient’s life. This process differs from Euthanasia, since Euthanasia is when the doctor of physician will inject the patient with a lethal injection....   [tags: Controversy, Ethics, Disease]

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Physician Assisted Suicide For Terminally Ill Patients

- Expeditious developments in medicine has prolonged the lives of patients with degenerative diseases. With such advancement in medicine, many terminally ill patients want their doctors to help them control their manner and timing of death in a humane and dignified manner; However, this contradicts the Hippocratic Oath and has become a prevailing controversial issue in the United States. In the late twentieth century, Oregon legalized physician assisted suicide for terminally ill patients. In response, Congress passed the Assisted Suicide Funding Restriction Act of 1997, which prohibited the use of Federal funds to pay for the practice....   [tags: Suicide, Suffering, Death]

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The Catholic Church And The Underground Church

- You are praying silently and attending mass in a crowded house full of people you don’t know. You are afraid of getting caught by the Communist Party. If you are caught there will be serious consequences of being incarcerated or even worse-death. These are the typical worries of Christians in China who refuse to practice the Communist imposed faith and which are Communist led Catholic Church. Catholic schools, Catholic hospitals, or social services do not exist. The Church in China doesn 't have any access to media to keep up with the current events of Catholics....   [tags: Catholic Church, Christianity, Pope John Paul II]

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The Constitutionality Of Assisted Suicide And Euthanasia

- There are several cases in which the legality of assisted suicide and euthanasia was challenged and thus the some states changed their laws and statutes. In the case of Washington v. Glucksberg, Washington’s constitutionality of their statute that made it a felony for a person to assist in another person’s suicide was challenged. This case was in 1997, in which during that time Washington did not allow for the practice of assisted suicide and euthanasia. There were 2 statutes in Washington that were brought up in which both contradicted one another....   [tags: Law, Supreme Court of the United States, Oregon]

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Christianity And Islam : A Belief System

- Christianity and Islam Most of the contemporary problems bedeviling our society are because of lack of proper spiritual anchorage. Civil and technological differentiations embodied in the media have aggravated the situation. Technological differentiation has undermined religion by taking the place of spirituality in adherents’ lives. Religion is an organized collection of beliefs and cultural systems that entail the worship of a supernatural and metaphysical being. “Religion just like other belief systems, when held onto so much, can stop one from making significant progress in life”....   [tags: Religion, Christianity, God, Islam]

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politicians personal lives

- Politicians make decisions that affect our everyday lives to the very state of defense for our country, and the media seems to personify personal parts of their lives. Should the press be allowed to interfere in and report on political figures personal lives. Some say they should, the people have a rite to know how an elected office candidate acts on said persons casual life. Others argue it&#8217;s an intrusion on privacy. It is my belief that these people run our country, but they all have personal lives that should be respected for the following reasons dignity, respect, and even suicide....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Values & Ethics in Social Work

- “In this essay, we have been asked to critically assess the professional values in the ‘British Association of Social Work’ (BASW). With this the concepts of ethics and how this operates in social work practice and analyse the general role in governing and representatives bodies in social work practice”. Values are described as set of rules and guides in the right and wrong decisions we make. Values facilitates the decisions in recognising what is worthy and valuable, with this, weighs out the important and less important, when there is a conflict of values....   [tags: morality, professional values, justice]

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Euthanasia is Both Ethical and Moral

- Imagine your whole body paralyzed, frozen in time forever. Imagine your breath, artificially created by ventilators. Imagine being told that in ten days, your heart will be beating through a machine. Euthanasia and Physician Assisted Suicide (PAS) is a medical practice that can relieve an individual of their unwanted suffering and pain through either patient or physician induced suicide. The article, “Euthanasia: the perceptions of nurses in India” states that one of the main reasons that euthanasia is such a controversial topic is because it contests people’s value systems (Poreddi et al)....   [tags: Pro Physician Assisted Suicide (PAS)]

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Personal Definition Of Professionalism And Professionalism

- Personal definition of professionalism. Professionalism plays a significant role in how a person is perceived; there are many characteristics to professionalism. The characteristics that are most important to me are reliability, punctuality, respect, knowledge, and presentation. These characteristics together represent the picture of professionalism Reliability is doing what you say you are going to do, when you say you are going to do it. If someone is reliable, you are able to depend on him or her at work or school....   [tags: Health care provider, Health care, Patient]

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Reasons For Legalizing Physician Assisted Suicide

- Abraham Lincoln once said, “And in the end it is not the years in your life that count, it 's the life in your years.” (Proverbia). This can be interpreted in different ways, but in the end the quality of life is what matters. What quality of life do terminally ill patients have. They are in pain, in and out of hospitals, some bed ridden and some in vegetative states. In these situations, there is no quality of life. Physician assisted suicide is when a physician provides the necessary information to a terminally ill patient allowing them to end their life on their own terms at the time that they see fit....   [tags: Death, Patient, Medical terms, Illness]

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Assisted Suicide : A Modern Society

- Assisted Suicide Fan Jiang Intro Bible In the modern society, assisted suicide has become increasingly controversial and debatable. Some people claim that if a person is in suffering, then he should have the right to end the sufferinging, and if someone help people to suicide, that should be considered as saving behavior. Some others assert that it is ultimately God’s decision when people are born and when they die, so the opponents think this is murdering. From my perspective, asststed suicide should be allowed and it is not contradicted with the Bible and God....   [tags: God, Israelites, Bible, Chosen people]

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Cultural Religious Beliefs

- Introduction When trying to learn about a particular culture or religion, one often tends to ask themselves, “What does this group of people believe and value”. Jerry Looper (2006) defines values as, “deeply held beliefs about what is good, right, and appropriate. Values are deep-seated and remain constant over time. We accumulate our values from childhood based on teachings and observations of our parents, teachers, religious leaders, and other influential and powerful people”. The Jewish religion is a monotheistic faith, meaning they only believe in one God....   [tags: Religion]

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Right to Die

- The word “Euthanasia” originates from the Greek language and translated it means good “death”. Today, it is the act of ending another person’s life at their request, to minimize their suffering. There is much debate on whether this practice should be legal and the moral implications behind this choice. If you have the right to live, should you also have the right to choose how you die. Support for euthanasia has been dated back to the Ancient Greek and Roman cultures in 16th century. Today, only 42 percent of Americans support euthanasia and 22 percent are unsure (Ertelt, 2010)....   [tags: Euthanasia, Good Death, Assisted Suicide]

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Physician Assisted Suicide

- Assisted Suicide Physician assisted suicide, also known as right to die has become a hot button issue within the last twenty years. The reason behind the interest is because in the “land of the free” known as America, that promotes independence and personal rights; it seems quite regressive to many to deny a person their right to die. After the 1997 Supreme Court decision which declined to nationally recognize assisted suicide, Chief Justice William Rehquist stated this issue best when he said we are “engaged in an earnest and profound debate about the morality, legality and practicality of physician assisted suicide as it should in a democratic society”(Karim Paragraph 10)....   [tags: pain, suffering, right to die]

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Religious Perspective of Cloning

- Religious Perspective of Cloning Many questions are raised about cloning a human being. It has moral and ethical issues and their affect on our society. The real question is, what is it to be a human being. Most of the organized religions' response to the issue of cloning is in an overwhelmingly negative fashion. They are not however outright eliminating the thought. Roman Catholics, Jewish, Protestants and other religions all have diverse opinions but there overall conclusions are the same. Their concerns are for the preservation of human dignity and the individual's freedom....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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All My Sons Greek Analysis

- Arthur Miller—the author of All my Sons, The Crucible, and Death of a Salesman—was born in 1915 in New York City. He lived through the Great Depression and both World Wars. A self-proclaimed modern tragedian, Miller says he looks to the Greeks for inspiration, especially Sophocles (the author of Oedipus the King). Miller elevates “the common man’s failures, his anguish, and his family relationships” to the magnitude of a tragic hero (Galvin). All my Sons is a great example of how Miller uses the six elements described by Aristotle to create modern American tragedies that reflect ancient Greek tragedies like Oedipus the King and Antigone....   [tags: LIterary Analysis ]

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Euthanasia and Physician Assisted Suicide

- Euthanasia and Physician Assisted Suicide Euthanasia and physician assisted suicide are topics which are debated everyday around the world. Different cultures view life differently and these differences cause debate over the morality of euthanasia and physician assisted suicide. Euthanasia is the act or practice of killing or permitting the death of hopelessly sick or injured individuals in a relatively painless way for reasons of mercy while Physician assisted suicide is suicide by a patient facilitated by means or by information provided by a physician aware of the patient's intent....   [tags: morality, ethics, death]

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Complete Abolition of Corporal Punishment

- 1. Introduction: The administration of corporal punishment to children is an archaic practice that has become obsolete, not only in the post-modern era, but within the current constitutional dispensation of South Africa. The Constitution seeks to protect the right to human dignity, bodily integrity, equality, freedom and security of all South African citizens. The administration of corporal punishment on any person clearly would amount to a violation of these fundamental constitutional values, which begs the question as to why corporal punishment to children is permitted....   [tags: South African education system]

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On the Employment Non-Discrimination Act

- ... The USCCB promotes the dignity of work and marriage and to oppose unjust discrimination; but they refuse to support ENDA because it rejects biological basis of gender. Due to such disregard and contempt for human rights and mankind refusing to give a honest hard working citizen the right to health and liberty for which they earned from their respected labor; although with the Creator God who worked as an example creating the universe in six days and He rested the seventh day and for the human man He created in His own image during those six days from Therefore who gives the insurance agencies from ENDA the right to disagree with the creator; on the ethical way to work and receive what...   [tags: reflection paper, US Bishops view]

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The Crucible By Arthur Miller

- The past couple of years have been a big hit with Hollywood producers creating movies on a topic that many people love: Superheroes. These heroes are revealed with all kinds of powers and traits, which are only available in the world of fiction. Nevertheless, underneath those masks, are different people. Tony Stark who we also know as Ironman is a unique type of hero. Even though he has saved countless number of lives and has stopped many crimes, his arrogance gets to the greatest of him and causes many problems....   [tags: The Crucible, John Proctor, Salem witch trials]

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Barack Obama And Mitt Romney

- The United States of America is the land of opportunity and freedom. Americans take pride in having access to many rights; including the right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness as well as the ability to be their own individual. The United States government wants to ensure that nothing interferes with the rights, which the founders fought so hard to establish. While American politicians want to ensure that Americans are entitled to their rights different politicians prioritize issues as they often have contrasting views on which is more important for the American people....   [tags: United States, Barack Obama]

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The Moral Obligation Of Privacy

- The Moral Obligation of Privacy in Jobs Privacy is important for many reasons. This idea comes from the knowledge that individuals can get affected in numerous ways if there is not restriction on the public’s access to private life and in the utilization of personal information. For this reason, there is a moral obligation to keep personal information private of the loved ones, even if the use of other’s privacy is going to benefit the person in the ambient of work. In fact, sometimes jobs require the use of personal information and experiences to be successful in the field you are performing on....   [tags: Human, Morality, Personal life, Human rights]

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The Ethics Of Assisted Suicide

- Assisted suicide is defined as, suicide committed by someone with assistance from another person. (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/assisted%20suicide) Some foreign countries such as Switzerland allow assisted suicide and a few states in American have implemented physical assisted suicides (PAS) acts. With other states considering this highly controversial topic. States such as Oregon, Montana, Washington and Vermont have already passed laws allowing PAS. With Oregon being the first state to implement PAS under the Death with Dignity Act....   [tags: Suicide, Death, Ethics, Medicine]

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Human Euthanization

- Euthanasia should be legalized for terminally ill individuals on a voluntary basis to reduce medical costs, prevent prolonged physical pain and unnecessary suffering, and to preserve the dignity of the dying person. Terminally ill patients often accumulate massive amounts of medical expenses. In addition to costs, terminally ill patients are subject to excruciating pain and discomfort due to the disease and/or treatments involved, given only to prolong the inevitable. When a person is dying, he or she may have very little or no say in what goes on in one’s own home, finances, or other aspects of that person’s life, but one reserves the right to die with dignity intact....   [tags: Euthanasia Essays]

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Wrongful Conception

- Our culture has a stringent belief that creating new life if a beautiful process which should be cherished. Most often, the birth process is without complications and the results are a healthy active child. In retrospect, many individuals feel that there are circumstances that make it morally wrong to bring a child into the world. This is most often the case when reproduction results in the existence of another human being with a considerably reduced chance at a quality life. To delve even further into the topic, there are individuals that feel they have been morally wronged by the conception in itself....   [tags: Medical Litigation, Medical Negligence]

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Are Human Rights Universal?

- The doctrine of human rights were created to protect every single human regardless of race, gender, sex, nationality, sexual orientation and other differences. It is based on human dignity and the belief that no one has the right to take this away from another human being. The doctrine states that every ‘man’ has inalienable rights of equality, but is this true. Are human rights universal. Whether human rights are universal has been debated for decades. There have been individuals and even countries that oppose the idea that human rights are for everybody....   [tags: Human Rights Essays]

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Greek Society of Women

- In “Stereotype and Reversal in Euripides’ Medea,” Shirley A. Barlow asserts that Medea is a foreign woman who does not want to accept to adapt to the labels that are placed on women of Greek society, unless it allows her to gain favor for her to accomplish her revenge on those who have ruined her life. Barlow affirms that Medea has equal conditions as every women in Greek society, but she segregate herself from the labels that Greek society has for female behavior and everyday living. Medea talks with the chorus, the Corinth’s women, and gets support and compassion from these women because of the betrayal Jason placed upon Medea this how “she differs from them by implication the general run...   [tags: medea, Euripides, shirley barlow]

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