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Ethics Essays

They say that prostitution is the oldest of professions. As early as 2400 BC, Sumerian records indicate that in a listing of professions, the word karkid appears. The male version of the same profession – kur-garru – also appears on this list, however, as an entertainer. Included in this same...

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The principle of patient confidentiality allows patients to confide information in health care professionals that they may not otherwise reveal. This implicit trust provides a bond between the patient and the professional. However, health care professionals may need to breach this bond in rare cases. There are legal implications associated...

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Introduction Sustainability in business is becoming one of the fastest growing ethical concerns for businesses worldwide. Many of the world's citizens, policy makers and business leaders are realizing two related truths: first that global resources are diminishing and finite; and secondly, that implementing sustainable practices is an ethical responsibility. Also,...

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The ethical scenario involves the work that I have been involved with as a member of a team to recommend the cables to be used for the construction of a large office block. We first invited bids from prospective suppliers and carefully evaluated the bids based on the price and...

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The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) has derived its own code of ethics of engineers which was first adopted on March 7, 1976 (ASME). The code of ethics has since been revised fifteen times with the latest revision being held in February 2012. The Committee of Past Presidents and...

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Determination of the Facts Omelas is a very prosperous society. It is a self-governing society that has no kings or other types of governments similar to those of the current world. It also has no law enforcers as there is no crime. Additionally, the society does not have the sophisticates...

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The term “inherent value” essentially describes things, thoughts, and emotions that are desired simply for their own sakes (Riukas.) Things have value in and of themselves; for example a rainbow is beautiful, does not serve any actual purpose or meet any need but is valuable and cherished simply because of...

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Virtue Ethics and Ethics of Care suggest focusing on the role that healthcare providers have regarding moral character when providing for patients. In this philosophy, a healthcare provider must consider his or her duty and ability to bring about positive consequences when considering the role of a virtuous individual. Trains...

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Abstract This paper will strive to answer the question of whether or not life itself has an inherent moral value, and if so, whether or not naturally occurring life forms are more or less valuable than artificial ones. It will determine whether or not there are important ethical distinctions that...

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The five sources of power available to managers are diverse, and range from legitimate or, in other words, positional power, which is the fruit of the position taken by a person in an organization, to expert power, which can also be seen as the power of authority, the power, which...

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In a series of controversial photographs by Alison Jackson (Appendix A), President Trump is depicted in realistic photos showing him indulging in lewd and unethical behaviors. This collection poses an ethical copyright issue because President Trump’s iconic character and image is his “product.” Because Jackson uses his image ruthlessly, without...

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Genetic testing has become one of the most exciting advances and scientific technology in the modern world; also known as molecular genealogy, the process utilizes genetic testing to enhance traditional genealogical research (Genetic Genealogy.) Accompanying these developments, however, are a litany of ethical issues that confront researchers and scientists who...

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A social norm is an activity or something that is regarded as morally acceptable in the society. We observe these activities in our common lives as being normal without perpetrating the conscious part of our brains. Norm violation is breaking the rules that govern these social norms. Violating a social...

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My ethical self-awareness or my sense of being who I am now reflects the principles I have adopted as my guiding values in everyday life. I scored very high on fairness and less on harm and purity in my Moral Foundations Questionnaire. Besides, I scored somewhat higher on Individualism than...

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I agree with the concept of euthanasia for multiple reasons. Euthanasia is when an individual decides to end his or her life. This is normally due to severe, debilitating and usually terminal medical conditions. Euthanasia involves the use of medicine as a means to achieve this end. It differs from...

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The pressures to be beautiful are constant in one’s lifetime, but for some young girls, these pressures start at an early age. Beauty contests are almost always tailored for young girls, and rarely for males; however, the effects upon society are damaging to both sexes. Men are given mixed signals...

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Today Henry David Thoreau is viewed as one of America’s foremost thinkers. Along with Ralph Waldo Emerson, Thoreau helped pioneer the transcendental philosophy that recognized the importance of nature. Within this philosophy, Thoreau also advanced a number of perspectives on society, particularly in regards to the most appropriate ways to...

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According to utilitarian ethics, the decision on whether or not to engage in torture depends heavily on what the torture might accomplish. It if stands to save more lives later down the road, then it might have some utility and may be the right decision. If not, then it would...

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The issue of young children participating in beauty pageants remains to be a hotly contested debate today. While some parents may argue that these pageants lead to better self-esteem in children, and therefore more success, the vast majority of these children are adversely affected. Beauty pageants for children can cause...

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Developing a personal code of ethics is one of the most important things a person can do to help him lead a moral life (“Personal Code of Ethics” N.P.). “A personal code of ethics puts into writing those ideas and philosophies that are the essence of [a person’s] life and...

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Responsibility is one of the factors that indicate the rate or level an individual is willing to remain answerable to their duties and obligations. A responsible individual is in a position to engage in their duties with confidence, and they fulfill them on time (Skolnick, 2010). A person who serves...

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Ethical relativism is the view that the concepts of 'right' and 'wrong' exist in a vacuum. According to ethical relativism, morality is not an inherit feature of the universe, but is a matter of subjectivity and individual impressions. Due to this, one person's moral values are no greater than or...

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Cahn and Abigail (2014) states that forgiveness has advantages for our mental and physical health, as it lowers stress levels (p. 207/208). It is a myth that forgiving is the same as forgetting, and that forgiveness is the same as reconciliation (p. 206). In Chapter 10, negotiation strategies are discussed....

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This paper will consider two potential ethical dilemmas which may result from the practice of nursing, especially when focusing on the care of infants and of new borns. The essay will consider each of the dilemmas in turn and will conclude by suggesting a possible solution to the dilemma which...

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Although spanking a child has historically been a common method of administering discipline, both in homes and sometimes in schools, nearly all experts today believe that spanking can cause significant more harm than good. A modern understanding of corporal punishment, which involves inflicting physical punishments including spanking, reveals that there...

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