Ethics Awareness Inventory Analysis Felishia Gibson University of Phoenix GEN 480 Dr. Senegal November 6, 2008 Ethics are the key concepts to professional and personal development. Many may think that there are separate ethics involved in professional and personal thinking. There are not. Because many people make judgments based on their personal beliefs this also extends into ones professional life. What one considers unethical in their personal life will have a direct effect on their professional behavior.
Abstract Ever wonder the purpose of the “The Good Samaritan laws” and who is protected? The purpose of this law is to protect an individual that assist in providing aid during a medical emergency. This law may vary from state to state. Some state laws protect anyone who provides aid while others may not. Becoming aware of these laws would be ideal, but not knowing the key points of each law where someone may encounter an emergency should be protected if they act reasonably.
While Ethical Naturalists believe it holds great importance as it can convey facts and help us to understand ethical theories, there are those who strongly disagree with this. For example Intuitionists, such as Moore, believe that our intuition is more useful when wanting to know how to act morally than knowing the definitions of ethical terms. Although Non-Cognitive theories disagree with the factual content of ethical statements, it is clear that they still see some significance in ethical language. However rather than seeing it as facts, they accept that morality is subjective and suggest that the importance of ethical language is provided by the emotions conveyed in the phrases used. Perhaps more so than Emotivists, Prescriptivists see ethical language as fairly meaningful.
Explain your response. Two ethical issues in clinical psychology are trustworthiness and dual relationships. A clinical psychologist is supposed to be trustworthy and help individuals with the most intimate feelings and beliefs. Dual relationships between a clinician and a patient may be devastating to each other if the dual relationship continues. Psychologists should never
Ethical statements are not just about observable facts, but are often statements about what we believe should happen and so are not very easy to establish as true or false, as they are expressions of points of view not shared be everyone. In ethics then, do we know something is good, or do we believe it is good and recognise that our belief is subjective? This is the question philosopher of meta-ethics are trying to answer – can ethical statements have any meaning? There are two schools of thought to do with ethical language, which are cognitive and non-cognitive theories. Cognitivism is the view that we can have moral knowledge.
Simpler questions would be “Is Dr. Smith’s intentional practise of omitting important information relevant to his client’s treatment ethical?” or “Is Dr. Smith’s failure to report his client’s actions to the authorities morally justifiable?” Both would be good questions, but I believe the question the study guide asks us to consider embrace both of these questions. The possible answers to the question are “yes” or “no”. I will be using rule-based utilitarianism and Kantian deontology to analyse this case study. There is not enough information to consider act-based utilitarianism: Act-based utilitarianism essentially says that one should perform that act which will bring about the greatest amount of good (“happiness”) over bad for everyone affected by the act. Each situation and each person must be assessed on their own merits (Thiroux, 2004, p. 42).
Healthcare executives have a responsibility to address the growing number of complex ethical dilemmas they are facing, but they cannot and should not make such decisions alone or without a sound decision-making framework. This paper will summarize knowledge gain on personal ethical decision making from the self-assessment. It will describe the effect of professional ACHE standards on personal ethical decision making. It equally will cover how individual ethics influence personal decision making. Last it will
Many professionals have created rules and guidelines to follow when ethical questions or dilemmas arise in the workplace. Interpreters have followed this pattern, as the RID and AVLIC have Codes of Ethics. Although these guidelines are helpful, they do not cover every situation. Interpreters must not only follow the Code of Ethics, but must also have strong personal morals as well as ethical judgment to be tested in the workplace. This essay will cover a situation in which an interpreter is faced with an ethical dilemma; whether or not to turn in a hearing student they catch cheating.
There are many opportunities to charge patients for things that they did not have, or not charge people for things that they did receive, and it is done in the interest of saving time, such as pulling medications under one patient’s name and using them for several patients to avoid pulling the same medication over and over. This is a common practice, but ethically I believe it to be wrong as it is actually false reporting of drug distribution. Charting is another issue that requires me to use ethics. We’ll be easy to chart things that I did not do an attempt to take shortcuts, and while this would not bring harm to the patient; I believe it to be ethically incorrect and actually illegal. I remember one occasion we were doing a bone fracture operation, and a pen broke off in the patient’s arm.
As James Rachels said, “Cultural Relativism might be true, but it might lead to some consequences, such as no longer being able to say that the customs of other societies are morally inferior to ours, or we could decide whether actions are right or wrong just by consulting the standards of our society and even the idea of moral progress would be called into doubt.” Cultural Relativism has some good advantages; it helps us to keep an open mind about other people´s beliefs. On the other hand, Cultural Relativism is not a good system that should be followed by each culture separately because there are some universal rules that should be followed, for instance no murder. Laws should be created under morality, and they might not be perfect, but they are the best rules that we as humans have. Even though societies still have arguments about their beliefs because it is impossible to have complete peace because of our differences. For example, For the Greeks it was believed that it was wrong to eat the dead, whereas the Callatians believed it was right to eat the dead, or the Eskimos saw nothing wrong with infanticide, whereas Americans believed infanticide is immoral.