A teenager presents to an emergency department (ED) and is promised no information will be divulged regarding her treatment. This teenager is subsequently diagnosed with cervical cancer and human papillomavirus (HPV) (Nathanson, 2000). The nurse that promised confidentiality now faces an ethical dilemma: if she keeps her promise to the girl, she may not get the proper follow up care and support to treat her illness, and if she breaks her promise, she has violated the ethical principles of fidelity, and autonomy (Nathanson, 2000). This paper will discuss the ethical implications of
How do ethical values shape behavior in organizations? According to Saleem (2014), ethical values and behaviors of an organization are made up of organizations institutionalized philosophies along with the moral ideologies of its members. In addition, the codes of ethics help to enhance the moral reasoning of employees while shaping their behaviors towards morally questioning unethical situations. Organizational leaders are encouraged to build cultures of trust with leadership who establish concerning goals employees pursue y setting examples for others to follow (Crosbie, 2008). The leaders whom are able to build training and development throughout their organization helps design and build relationships characterized by collaborative behaviors those results in mutually beneficial outcomes (Crosbie, 2008).
1. Should he pay the “commission” and, if so, to whom? Explain your reasoning. If he pays, how should he handle the situation with the sales manager and the vice president of sales? In your answer, include a discussion of the arguments in favor of paying and the arguments in favor of not paying.
The question of what is truly the nature of justice remains an unanswered question as noted by Bertrand Russell in ‘The History of Western Philosophy’ wherein he notes that Socrates was unable to provide a convincing rebuttal of Glaucon’s arguments on justice, and neither have all the social philosophers since, been able to do. Amartya Sen, in his book ‘The Idea of Justice’, has
All business must be conducted in the best interest of Given Company. Employees are not allowed to accept unsolicited gifts, favors, discounts, entertainment, and/or kickbacks, from any person or institution conducting business (active or future) with Given Company. All business activity must fall within the scope of routine business. Any activity that is for personal gain, personal motive, or would impair an employee’s judgment is strictly prohibited. Employees are expected to report any and all gifts, favors, discount, and/or entertainment as per company policy and regular business reporting practices set forth by the company.
An ethical dilemma is an incident that causes us to question how we should react based on our beliefs. A decision needs to be made between right and wrong. I have experienced many ethical dilemmas in my lifetime, so I know that there is no such thing as an ethical dilemma that only affects one person. I also know that some ethical dilemmas are easier to resolve than others are. The easy ones are the ones in which we can make decisions on the spot. For example, if a cashier gives me too much change, I can immediately make a decision to either return the money or keep it. Based on Kant’s, categorical imperative there are two criteria for determining moral right and wrong. First, there is universalizability, which states, “the person’s
“Unethical thinking is not just “bad business”; it is an invitation to disaster in business, however rarely (it may sometimes seem) unethical behavior is actually found out and punished” (Solomon, 1997:17) An ethical dilemma happens when an intricate circumstance which often originates from a struggle amongst the moral requirements of two persons.
A company must have an effective ethics program to ensure that all employees understand its values and comply with the policies and codes of conduct that create its ethical culture (Ferrell, Ferrell & Fraedrich, 2008, p. 211). In order to develop an effective ethics program, it must contain certain items. It must first have a code of conduct
Ethical Issues prevail in every condition no matter how official or personal it is. Some of the ethical problems that may involve in this situation are fraudulent in financial accounting, misappropriation of assets and a tremendous amount of
The second option the accounting team came up with was to transfer the product to Data Equipment by December 31 and agree that the customer could return it for a full refund after it arrives at Data Equipment’s warehouse. This option is very unethical. Essentially Excello wants Data Equipment to purchase this product and take delivery of this product prior to December 31, 2010 but will allow Data Equipment to return the product for a refund after the new year. This option seems to be set-up for failure. Excello wants to record this transaction so badly; they are willing to refund this purchase after the new year just to show an additional sale for 2010. This option puts Excello at risk to start 2011 in the black. Having a sale this large returned will be hard to recover from. This option does not violate the revenue recognition principle, but does violate section 401 of the SOX act. Unless the company discloses this information on the balance sheet, Excello would violate this section of the ACT. As for violating the AICPA code of conduct, this option is not part of an ethical practice. It is similar to a salesperson buying a product themselves to attain something in return, and returning the product the next
Chapter 3 and 4 talked about if business actions were ethical or unethical. Reading at the begging of chapter three it starts off with a (ethical dilemma pg. 60) Jayla got hired as an intern at the Acme payroll dept. she tried her best to do her very best for that way she can have a full-time job there in the company. later she was hired full time after her graduation she was hired by a man named Deon he was the head of the payroll dept. She notices that one of the workers named Greg had very high number. Gaining three times as much as number 2 she was in ah by his work. She wanted to learn more from him. But she notices weird things going on. She notices Gregg and Deon always going out to eat with Mia all the time.one day Deon going to Jayla and hander her client
The culture of an organization has a bearing on all levels of management, and employees and their behavior in making decisions concerning the organization (Mathis & Jackson, 2011, p. 13 ). In creating a code of ethics, begin by acknowledging actions that may create concerns, contemplate which are considered to be of moral value, such as matters in regard to esteem, objectivity and trustworthiness.
2) What does it mean for an organization to be ethical in its communication and practices?
Bob’s own ethics are tested with the transaction. Bob knows he has a responsibility to keep a good relationship with his clients (Quality Lumber), but also feels that he has a responsibility to the end user of the product since he knows the lumber
Ethics ensure that a company achieves its mission, vision, goals, and objectives in such a manner that they give a company a sense of direction and framework. Ethics ensure guidelines are creating that bind the entire organization into one common thread, govern the action of the organizational employees, and avoid deviation from the desired strategic path. Five ways a company can ensure ethics is including in their strategic planning are