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.
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
Ethical Dilemmas? Well what are ethical dilemmas though? Ethical dilemmas are a case of reasoning that involves a right versus right decision. As anyone can comprehend, an ethical dilemma has multiple answers. In any case involving a right versus right decision, it is based on a number of factors, including your intuition, thinking and even feeling. However, to solve these predicaments, Kidder came up with 3 principles that are aimed at assisting the decision making process. Although Kidder determined these principles, making a decision involving ethical dilemmas revolves around the idea of a person’s own values and what they believe is right in their own mind.
An ethical dilemma is a situation in which one need to select from two or more morally acceptable choices or between equally unacceptable actions when one option prevents selection of the other (Ong, Yee & Lee, 2012). An example for an ethical dilemma in the moral values related to health policy is the end of life issues. One of the end of life issues includes withholding and withdrawing the medical treatment. Passive euthanasia is the act of withdrawing life supports or interventions needed to keep a patient alive (American Academy of Physician Assistants, 2014). This is usually done according to the wish of the patient. Patients who do not want to receive resuscitative treatment will opt out of these treatment measures and obtain a do-not-resuscitate
According to Nickerson (n.d.), “organ donation is the act of donating an organ by a person and it can be transplanted by surgical procedure in the body of the recipient (para.1)”. This procedure is made with fully informed consent from the donor. Organ donation is one of the most popular topic and many are not aware for the good benefit of it. According to Midwest Transplant Network (2010), it can helps the “recipient largely by continuing and maintaining quality of life, improving health, adding another span of life and saving him from even death (MTN, 2010).”
thical work by program evaluators needs honesty and transparency among stakeholders. The ethical guidelines are crucial to carrying out any form data collection. The Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation (JCSEE) help protects both the stakeholders and evaluators (JCSEE, 2016). The power of data, however, to decide program deficiencies and tell the field evaluators about effective programs. Ethical considerations and dilemmas found in Grand City’s “Ethical Dilemmas,” “Project Plan for Evaluation Statewide Afterschool Initiative,” and “Evaluation of a School Improvement Grant to Increase Parent Involvement” comes down to objectivity. What we think of objectivity is bias, prejudice, and the underlying assumptions that may
“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
In 1973 Haney, Banks, and Zimbardo conducted an experimental study on prison environment. They recruited 75 males from advertisement in a local newspaper who was attending college; however, only 21 were chosen based upon background information taken from a questionnaire. The participants were divided into two groups – group one were correctional officers – group two were prisoners - to study the interpersonal dynamic of prison environment. The study indicated that one third of the guards’ behavior was aggressive and dehumanizing toward the prisoners. Additionally, the emotional distress which the prisoners’ endured warrant for early release (Haney, Banks, & Zimbardo, 1973).
In today’s world several people face many different types of ethical dilemmas. When it comes to a person’s life, everybody has the want of wisdom. Also everybody has the aptitude to decide the best way of making decision and how to see those decisions out. These decisions can be anywhere from life-altering to daily choices and each person needs to keep in mind that every decision has a consequence that follows. A person can have a good or bad consequence depending on the situation, so it is imperative to keep this in mind when following the path of wisdom cautiously (Waddell, 2015). When making choices in life one might want to take into consideration the ethical dilemma, core beliefs, resolution, evaluation, and comparison before coming to a final decision.
There have been several researches, which suggests that constant crying may negatively affect interaction with the child. With that said, mothers have described as less responsible, sensitive, and affectionate. That can be the reason why there might be a relationship between crying and physical abuse of infants. “‘Physical abuse is the leading cause of injury- related infant death, and the incidence of inflicted traumatic brain injury for children under 1 year of age had been estimated at 30 per 100,000’”. Crying is associated with violent physical abuse against infants, the crying makes the caregiver desperate and shakes or physical abuses the child to get him to stop crying. There is not much research about the topic because of the ethical issues because it’s hard to manipulate the crying of a baby. The studies that have been conducted related to this topic have used recording of a baby cry. One of the few studies that have been made regards the crying of
I am a counselor and educator at the Hemophilia Foundation in Chicago, Illinois. I work with individuals and families who are at risk for AIDS and HIV. During my first session with John on Monday, he disclosed his concern that he might have contracted HIV during a blood transfusion. In fact, John agrees the best course of action is to be tested for HIV. On Wednesday, John comes in my office after finding out that he tested positive for HIV. In addition, John would like for me to help break the news of his diagnosis to his girlfriend Sally, and her parents. Unfortunately, I did receive a call from the hospital stating that John is in the ICU with pneumonia and AIDs.
Is the new cancer drug more effective than standard protocol? Does the new cancer drug increase the population prevalence, and decreases mortality than the standard protocol? The independent variable is the experimental treatment and the dependent variable is cancer.
Ethical issues are “moral challenges” facing the health care profession (Stanhope & Lancaster, 2012, p. 127). Ethical issues is a major concern in the healthcare field because healthcare providers observe ethical issues every day and have to make ethical decisions. Advance directives are written documents that addressed an individual’s medical care preferences. These documents usually take effect when patients no longer can make informed health care decisions for themselves. While these documents are helpful to loved ones and health care providers, there are a number of ethical considerations that can make the development and execution of advance directives difficult (Llama, 2014). This author is a geriatric nurse that
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
This report examines the overwhelming impact of organisational and systemic failures on the ethical behaviour of those agents involved in the AWB scandal. As business ethics concerns how business agents ‘ought’ to act (Micewski & Troy 2007, p. 18), it is useful to have an ethical frame of reference when analysing the actions and outcomes in the AWB case. Utilitarian ethics is used as this reference point in the report, as it is recognised as underpinning much economic literature and government decision-making (Pickens 2005, pp.16-17).