In a case where one must make a moral decision to fit their employment standards, Janet, a biology teacher, must determine whether or not missing an important meeting is worth the emotional distress of a student who is seeking help. The nature of this biology teacher’s problem is that she must decide whether or not to miss a meeting with the college’s hiring committee, one she is expected to attend in order to vote on possible job candidates. The reason behind missing this meeting would be because a student has come to her to discuss a personal issue that has been interfering with her academic performance. It seems as though the meeting will start before the student even finishes talking about her problems, such that the only way Janet …show more content…
Although, with option 2, Janet can persist to listen to the student’s problems even though she knows she will be late for the meeting. This would take place if Janet was more morally concerned rather than ethically concerned. If Janet were to use option 2, it would characterize her decision to be in favor of the student, such that Janet thinks interrupting the student would be morally wrong, and it would not the right thing to do based on her own personal beliefs. Three moral values that relate to this specific situation would be the respect for persons, compassion and beneficence. Respect for a person is self explanatory, such that it is a simply act of respect towards another human being. Compassion is the concern and sympathy one can show towards a human being also. Lastly, beneficence is the act of doing good2 If Janet chose option 1, interrupting the student and making it to the meeting on time, the moral values of respect, compassion and beneficence would be completely misrepresented. Due to the fact that Janet would not consider the students feelings with option 1, the moral value known as respect for persons, would be betrayed. By interrupting the student while she was trying to talk about her problems, Janet is showing disrespect. Respected would be represented if Janet allowed the student to finish speaking, rather than interrupting her in the middle
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The problem solving methods that might be helpful to assist Jerry in making an ethical decision would be to establish trust with the patient and become aware of the problem. Then analyze the problems and decide on a plan with the patient. He will then want to make sure he reinforces the commitment to the patient and activate the plan. Last, he will follow through with the task and monitor everything until the situation is taken care of.
4. How you would use the ethical decision-making model to address or resolve the situation? I would first try to understand the reasons for which Janet was not conducting a face-to-face communication with her clients and noting down information on them which were not true. Then I would identify and understand the standards and codes which are related this issue. Then I would talk to Janet And would asked her why she has
The case study facts in Step 1 of the Ethical Reasoning Model (Hux, 2016) that need to addressed are the Who, What, When, Where, How, and Why. The “Who” are the following people: Tommy Patterson, current third grade student at Tablerock Elementary School, Mary Patterson, Tommy Patterson’s mother, Charlie, an acquaintance of Tommy Patterson’s, Charlie’s daddy, Tommy Patterson acquaintance’s father, parents of five of Tommy Patterson’s classmates, Six more sets of concerned parents, Timmy, a student at Tablerock Elementary School, Timmy’s parents, the editor of the Thomasville Herald newspaper, district personnel, the district board of education, the faculty of Tablerock Elementary, and me, the principal of Tablerock Elementary School. The “What” is that an elementary student’s parents are involved in an interracial homosexual relationship. Tommy Patterson’s parents and six other sets of parents met at the Patterson’s business and made a plan to stop an annual Fall event called Family Night held at Tablerock Elementary School. The plan was to talk to the school district personnel, write a letter to the local newspaper editor, and attend the district board of education meeting to discuss the issue. Teachers met the next week to write a response letter, but a consensus could not be reached and a letter was not drafted. The “When” was in the Fall of the year on the Wednesday of the week prior to “Family Night”.
Ethics are a set of moral principles that serve as a guiding philosophy for behavior. Consequently it is not a surprise that ethical dilemmas occur daily in the health care setting. Any nurse who refuses to provide care for a patient faces an ethical dilemma (Kuhn, 2012, pp. 412-418). The reasons given for refusal range anywhere from a conflict of personal values to fear of personal risk of injury. Nurses do have the right, at times, to refuse patient care assignments. The decision to accept or reject an assignment must be based upon a judgment by the nurse of the nurse 's ability to provide competent patient care. This paper aims to show both sides of the argument when it comes to nurses refusing a patient assignment. One side believes that nurses has the right to refuse patient assignment, as they must be true to themselves if they want to perform their best on the job. On the other hand, the other side believes that it is the nurse’s responsibility to care for all patients and, therefore nurses cannot simply refuse a patient.
"Recognizing that ethical caring requires an effort that is not needed in natural caring does not commit us to a position that elevates ethical caring over natural caring...But an ethic built on caring strives to maintain the caring attitude and is thus dependent upon, and not superior to, natural caring." (Page 426) Based off this Nel Noddings quote on ethical caring, she would respond to the student’s academic negligence in the manor of the following. Given that the student has been having varied troubles in his personal life she would state that punishment is necessary however it should revolve around caring about his problem versus disregarding his personal troubles within his life. She would likely suggest that though it is important to penalize someone for the given situation, it is also very important to keep his or her feelings in your mind. If noddings were the teacher she would never forget the possibilities. By this I am referring to never disregarding the feelings of others and that he could have quite possibly 'forgotten or unknowingly
This essay will provide a theoretical understanding of the four ethical frameworks: Consequentialism, Non- Consequentialism, Virtue Ethics and Care Ethics. When applied to a situation these frameworks help teachers to resolve and justify their decision making. The objective is to apply the four frameworks to the scenario Helping Molly, to establish the most ethical course of action. Finally, a recommended course of action will be justification. The overarching ethical issue present within the Helping Molly scenario is the community sponsorship and the alignment with school beliefs and initiatives.
Janice was confronted with problems where she had to make choices on how solve them. The first one concerned Mrs. Wemberly, s/p colon resection who was requesting for attention. Instead of sending Nurse Mark to see the patient, she decided to check on her which actually led to a better outcome after her talk with the patient. This particular instance showed that Janice prioritized and valued her patient first over the schedule meeting with the VP. If Janice didn’t
This moral obligation to Jessica focuses on ethical standards and alliance. Sue senses a moral obligation to uphold and protect, her friend, despite the actions she procured. All individuals feel obligated to reinforce friends and family, in spite of the mistakes they generate. Sue does not possess a legal obligation to Jessica; Sue stands as a colleague, not a patient. It is not her duty to keep her colleague informed and healthy, as that is her duty to the patient. While Sue’s obligations to the patient and her colleague rest dissimilar, they do contain one commonality – morals and values. As a nurse, we attain a definite set of morals of values that entices us towards the profession, such as commitment, respect, and trust. We feel compelled to nurture and care for those around us, even though every individual preserves an undesirable habit. If the nurse does not inform the Doctor, she is putting her colleague above a patient’s right to fidelity; it rests most imperative to maintain fidelity with the patient, than with a colleague. By informing the Doctor, Sue could inhibit this problem from reoccurring in the future, as lessons on precise insulin measurements, or an increase in staff number, could emerge.
I learned a few things from the ARD web site. First, I learned that there are state and federal laws that support mediation and arbitration when it is needed, but negotiation almost always come first (Cornell University Law School, n.d.). I also learned that an arbitration panel is a process in which each side chooses and arbitrator and then the chosen arbitrators chose a third arbitrator to make up the panel (Cornell University Law School, n.d.). I believe having a better understanding how the process works will help me to establish the next steps beyond basic conflict resolution if needed. Darr (1994) discusses the effectiveness of ADR and that is can help maintain privacy better than civil litigation, lower cost and speedier results than litigation. Morreim (2015) discusses how and ethics mediator can positively affect the outcomes of conflict situations, especially in the hospital
Whilst working in a remote area I observed a year nine indigenous student (Lorena Bannard) and a teacher (Bill James), alone together after school hours. I considered this could be an unprofessional situation. I spoke to Bill later regarding the situation and he replied, “I’m helping her with some family problems, and I’m concerned about the effect it’s having on her school work”. I suggested he refer Lorena to the Guidance Officer.
What are the relevant facts of the case? What facts are not known? Can I learn more about the situation? Do I know enough to make a decision?
Let 's consider this scenario, Jill a 45-year-old woman and vice president of sale in a family owned mid-sized candy corporation have an ethical dilemma in regard to recommending Henry, William Potter oldest son to the position of C.E.O.
In today's business and personal world, ethical decisions are made on a daily basis. Most of these decisions are based on company ground rules. The others are based on personal ground rules. All decisions can have a number of ground rules that help us determine whether our decision is ethical or unethical. Each decision whether it is based on company or personal ground rules will have its own set of implications. In the following paragraphs I will discuss the impacts of ethics on decision-making, discuss the elements of an ethically defensible decision, define what the ground rules are; what they could be and what they should be, discuss
Everyday we are tested as individuals to make the right choice. How we view ourselves as individuals and how others view us are directly correlated to our moral decision-making. But morals are somewhat misleading. What might be a wrong decision for one person might be a solution to another. So how do we define morals? Do we follow Gods’ moral rules because to do so would increase out likelihood of obtaining salvation in the afterlife? Or is it simpler than that. Is God going to deny our entrance into heaven because we have run a stop sign here and there? No. I believe our moral values are much simpler than that. I believe that our moral decision-making comes from our upbringing of what is right or wrong. Our parents and