Ethical dilemmas occur when there is a disagreement about a situation and all parties involved question how they should behave based on their individual ethical morals. (Newman & Pollnitz, 2005). The dilemma that I will be addressing in this essay involves Michael, recently employed male educator working in the nursery, and parents of a baby enrolled at the centre. The parents have raised concerns about male educators changing their child’s nappy as they have cultural practices that do not allow this practice to take place. This situation is classed as an ethical dilemma as there is a dispute between cultural beliefs and legal requirements within the workplace. There are four parties involved (parents, child, educator and director), all
People from all walks of life face many ethical dilemmas. These dilemmas have consequences. Our worldview determines how we deal with these dilemmas, and guides us to the right decisions. In this essay, I will examine an ethical issues through my Christian worldview. I will also present other viewpoints, and compare them to mine.
TACT was informed this morning that the patient had been reassessed by TTS and recommended discharge. TACT spoke with the mother in regards to safeguarding her home. She reports locking her lighter up in a gun safe and "trying" to keep knives in the home from her son. TACT encouraged her to lock the home hold knives in the gun safe and continue to monitor her son's behavior. She reports having video cameras around the home, which she can access through her cellular phone. TA suggested in addition to safe guarding potential weapons in her home to also do 15 minute checks on his behavior with already available resources. TA provided outpatient referrals and encouraged to follow up. The mother reports she will follow up with outpatient referrals.
Nurses are faced with ethical dilemmas every day. There are a lot of different beliefs surrounding ethics and the code of ethics. Ethics and ethical issues have always existed, that is why they have put in place the code of ethics. The American Nursing Association (ANA) Code of Ethics isa guideline to help nurses determine which course of action to pursue. Every minute many ethical decisions are made, some may not comply with guidelines and others the patient’s will never understand. In this case study the nurse is put in an uncomfortable position and has two find a way to comply with the family, the patient, and the doctor’s orders.How can she report to the doctor the information the daughter has told her? How she approached
The case represents an unethical dilemma. The case describes about a customer in a supermarket store who slipped and seriously got injured. The customer saw the sign; however, she chose to disregard the warning sign about the wet floor. She incurred serious injuries that lead to large hospital bills and the person missed several months of work. The worst part is that the she does not have insurance to pay hospital bills, nor has any source of support. In this situation, the injured customer’s attorney is going to sue the supermarket store for the reparations. Nevertheless, the attorney suggested to the employee to testify that there was no sign in place to warn that the floor was wet and if the employee would do what the attorney told her to do, then the payment would be handled by the insurance company. However, the attorney states that the state law in which this incident occurred, requires the supermarket to place a
Issues arise about the protection of ethics and legal rights while using the LBS. Thecentral aspect of legal implications and ethical constraints concerns privacy. Privacy entails the independent way that a person has a right to matters that only concern that particular person like where they spend their leisure time. Privacy is protected by law in many democracies and is believed to be a civil right. Cases have arose where the users of LBS felt that it was wrong the fact that their location was always visible to other users who use the service. The users do not wish to be tracked at every time and may raise ethical concern to the logic behind the LBS (Chan and Koo, 2007). Privacy is a vital part ofhumans, and everyone appreciates it if their
Situation involves two correction officers breaking the code of silence, within Corcoran Department of Correction; by exposing unethical and illegal practices of other correction officers within the department. According to Cooper, (2012), ethics is a practice of doing what is right and the behaviors are grounded in logic, values, beliefs and principles and are used to defend morality. In the professional arena ethics examines justice, veracity, and develops a code of conduct for the person to follow.
When an officer is called out to a call, the way the call turns out will depend on the officer. When approaching a situation there is nothing more than just the knowledge that help was needed. The officer has to take the time to figure out what needs to be done. By using discretion and judgment the officer can help resolve, better or solve the problem at hand. Discretion is the decision making process used to solve a situation.
The ethical dilemma is a situation by which it’s difficult to determine whether a situation is can be handled without disappointing both sides. Therefore, an ethical dilemma exists when the right thing to do is clear or when members of the healthcare team cannot agree on the right thing to do. Ethical dilemmas require negotiation of different points of view (potter, Perry, Stockert, & Hall 2011pg 78).
Factors influencing ethical decision-making. In the field of counseling psychology, there has been much research invested into decision-making regarding ethics. As described below, these factors include past experiences of the professional, cognitive biases and beliefs, perception of involvement and commitment, individual differences, and personal values Dietrich (2010). These factors influence the decision making process and the outcomes.
The first step to make prudent decision-making is anticipating possible dilemmas, alternatives and answers; then reflects objectively and analytically about them. For these alternatives be considered reasonable, it is essential that these are aligned with the standards, laws, and institutional policies that shelter us. Supported decision-making methods will conduct professionals to strong sound objective ethical decisions. Moreover, these allow professionals to meet the challenges whether legal or personal with integrity and a clear understanding of the proper way to behave. The ethical decision-making should be a continuous educational, maturation, and personal process. Additionally, decision-making involves the responsibility of operating
Created by Harvard University professor and theologian Ralph B. Potter, we will discuss in this paper how and why to apply the Potter Box, which is an analytical tool that assesses ethics of decision making and dilemmas. By using the Potter Box, we are guided towards a decision after considering a number of elements and steps very carefully. To be more specific, we will be understanding the four interrelated steps for making an ethical decision. As you complete each quadrant it is important to remember that two point of views need to be exposed so you can have a clear picture of the situation presented and the alternatives to making the final decision. Let’s dive into the Potter Box.
Ethical dilemmas are presented to humanity often; dilemmas consist of controversial choices, peer pressure, strong opinions of society on both sides, and pull against personal values. However, the knowledge bank that a person has, or is willing to acquire will influence the resolution made. Paul is a young man that has had several accomplishments, including the starting position that he earned by working hard in the weight room and on the field. Although, members of the team have been trying a new performance enhancing drug that has shown remarkable results, is not on the banned drug list yet and does not show up on drug tests. His coach seems to be aware of the use, but has not acknowledged that members of the team may be using it with
Morals and ethics are related topics which can easily be mistaken each for the other. Ethics are a set of standards a person comes up with to ensure they make the best choices between a group of options. Morals are rules which guide a person when choosing a particular type of behavior between classes which are already classified by the society as wrong or right. Ethical dilemmas pose very conflicted questions in a person 's mind when making decisions. There are differences in decisions, also called ethical judgments and are made by people when having moral dilemmas. These differences can be explained by divergent moral philosophies between different people. This
“Brad is a production engineer at a bicycle company and part of his job includes inspecting broken bikes and drafting the design repairs for their repair” (Bartlett). Brad is considering replacing a broken brake cable with a more durable material, even though the customer did not request it in their order and specifically requested that “No aesthetic changes be made to the bike” (Bartlett). Brad’s manager suggests that his considered actions would go against the company’s policy of “The customer is always right.” Should Brad disobey the manager and the customer to possibly lose his job or go along with