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Ethics: To Rescue Case Study

… Secondly, John could follow Margaret as the remaining group waits for help. This is particularly the case given that nobody else (except Margaret who has already descended) appears willing to take the risk. Embracing this course of action would in this case increase the survival chances of those crying out for help. After all, the situation might not be as bad as Joseph paints it with his claim that they would never be able to make it through and survive should they follow Margaret.

Part B

What are the possible consequences for those acceptable alternatives?

Should John and Joseph follow Margaret so as to rescue those trapped downstairs, they could succeed in their mission or fail to find their way back. If everybody elects to…. [read more]


Ethics Starbucks Case Study

… So, don't violate the FCPA and get the company in trouble is the extent of their ethics (McDonalds, 2014).

There are other steps that need to be undertaken. First, find the right people. You have to have people who are generally ethical as a starting point. A gang of crooks isn't going to be swayed by any code or training. So you have to be able to identify and recruit people who have high ethical standards in the first place. Then, you need to provide some training or guidance with respect to what ethics are expected of them. This may not be extensive, but it is important that there is some framing of ethics within the context of the organization, and that is much easier…. [read more]


Merrill Lynch Barge Scenario Case Case Study

… "To experience these emotions [fear, courage, desire, anger, pity, and pleasure] at the right times and on the right occasions and toward the right persons and for the right causes and in the right manner is the mean or the supreme good, which is characteristic of virtue" (Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, II).

Corporate Social Responsibility -- To the ideas of Kant and Aristotle, we must also add the notion of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). While not mandated by enforceable law, per se, it is nonetheless an important component of modern organizational expectations. Certainly, no one can argue that international business causes more complexity as globalism increases. This complexity often increases when dealing with different ethical values between countries and cultures. However, the essence of CSR is…. [read more]


Ethics in Criminal Justice Outline Case Study

… Duty -- Is duty something that is expedient and morally required? Is there a conflict between duty and self-interest? Can duty make you do what is good and yet you feel bad?

f. Social Utility -- Is social utility something that only exceptional individuals or heroes can accomplish?

g. Justice As Fairness -- Is justice always fair and right? What is the dividing line between what is just and fair and what one can do to correct wrong behaviors? Can you force someone to do something?

h. The Moral Relationships Of Leaders and Followers -- What obligations do leaders have to set an example?

III. Conclusion -- Ethics in the criminal justice system is a complex phenomenon involving power, duty, virtue, character, an understanding of…. [read more]


Nasw Code of Ethics Sociology Case Study

… I thought about the importance of articulation of relationships and declaration of boundaries with respect to social workers and their clients. I have not had a social worker assigned to me or someone in my family, but I have known people who have. I have also not seen a therapist or counselor professionally in my life, but I have known people who have and who do. This aspect of the code made me think about these instances in my life and compare them. I realize that social workers, in a way, can be a kind of therapist for individuals and families. Just as much as it is important to have clear boundaries between psychologist and patient, it is critical to the success of the social…. [read more]


Ethics in For-Profit Annotated Bibliography

… This article takes the form of a case study of the Starbucks organization, which the articles' authors praise as enhancing the spiritual lives of employees by connecting every level of the organization to a larger sense of mission. Rather than viewing ethics as antithetical to profitability as often was the case in the classical conception of the firm, this suggests that ethics can enhance organizational functionality.

Montoya, I.D., & Richard, A.J. (1994). A comparative study of codes of ethics in health care facilities and energy companies. Journal of Business Ethics, 13(9), 713.

This article takes the form of an ethnographic study comparing codes of ethics and compliance outcomes at not-for-profit health care facilities and for-profit energy companies. Despite the touting of the importance of ethics…. [read more]


Company Having Strong Ethics Case Study

… For example, the code should be focused on either deontological or consequentialist ethics, rather than cribbing sloppily from both, which could lead to an incoherent code that is tough to apply.

The code of ethics should then be tested for a few traits. One trait is clarity. It is important that the code is easy to understand. It should be consistent as well, because that is important -- a code that doesn't make sense it not going to work for most people. Furthermore, the code should be convertible to action. If the ethical code does not help people to make better ethical decisions than they otherwise would make, and does not ensure that all stakeholders understand the organization's ethical perspective, then the code is not…. [read more]


Code of Ethics Core Values Case Study

… A good example of this is volunteering. I began volunteering out of a sense of obligation for school. However, I gradually came to see that volunteering boosted my self-esteem. It made me feel as if I could make a difference, and I loved seeing the smiling faces of the people I helped. I gained practical and social skills through my efforts. By acting ethically, I increased my happiness and the happiness of others.

Application of my code of ethics

Case study

One of the most common ethical dilemmas that occur in the workplace is the issue of harassment. In almost every office, one or two people do not seem to 'fit in,' because of personality conflicts with others, because they do not come from the…. [read more]


Ethics of Organ Donation Incentives and Mandates Case Study

… ¶ … ethics of organ donation incentives and mandates continue to challenge the perception and values of healthcare professionals, legislators and lawmakers, and most of all, the general public. The intent of this analysis is to evaluate three quantitatively-based studies that taken together serve to illustrate the paradoxes of the ethics of organ donor and the role of utilitarian ethics specifically. The ethical decision of allowing family members to allow for organ donation once a person has been declared brain dead puts the issue of utilitarian ethics at the forefront of any debate (Siminoff, Burant, Youngner, 2004). The overall trend in medical ethics surrounds a more deontological than utilitarian approach (the means are more important than the result). The combination of ethics of care and…. [read more]


Ethics: Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Essay

… This module suggests that if FCPA is enforced without considering its collateral impacts, the U.S. will be unwittingly sacrificing both outbound FDI opportunities and poverty reduction. This will be done with the sole purpose of combating bribery within both the country and emerging nations. Although the module is because curbing bribery is a reaction towards material certainty, the readings conquer that it would be wiser to curb bribery as a component of continuing business associations and not as a prerequisite for conducting business (Cory, 2005).

Evidently, the goal of the readings is to incentivize ethical business practices in emerging economies. The challenge identified from the readings and the module encourages policy makers to reform the details and enforce the scheme of the FCPA law. This…. [read more]


Ethic Compassion Dalai Lama Thesis

… In other words, morally or ethically 'correct' act is the spiritual act. Spiritual re-formation is 'The New Re-formation' of science, culture, and religion (Lama, 2000).

Thus, spiritual practice is the process of demonstration and development of our 'Supreme-Source' because it is developed by the ethical behavior of any individual in his professional and personal life. As the unfolding of the processes of this evolution either collectively or individually, Development is Envelopment, (Plotinus) in a more delicate and comprehensive levels of spiritual embrace. This prodigious conduct is only possible to a degree of the psycho-spiritual life stage development of the individual (Lama, 2000).

The revised Reformation secular ethic is formed in accordance with the primary moral which is crucial to the insight of kindness that arises…. [read more]


Ethics in Relationship to Power Essay

… Some of them have been convicted of different crimes ranging from bribery, fraud, income tax evasion, and perjury while in office. Others have been reported to obtain fraudulent loans for their personal businesses after leaving office. Between 1999 and 2003, various leaders pleaded guilty to numerous charges among them conspiracy and racketeering. Most charges were part of the scandals that later known as "licenses of bribe." It led to the conviction of many private citizens and state employees (Stensota, 2010).

Public officials in Chicago, Illinois and New York continue to be entangled in scandals incorporating drivers of trucks receiving licenses in return for bribes ending up in a political campaign fund. Such scandals are only made public when the truck drivers are involved in accidents…. [read more]


Business Ethics a Contradiction in Terms? Case Study

… ¶ … Business Ethics" a Contradiction in Terms?

"Business Ethics" is not at all a contradiction in terms. Sometimes it may seem that way, but that is only because business dealings often present opportunities to pursue profit in ways that are unethical. The term "loop hole" describes situations in which the applicable laws are not fully capable of ensuring against every conceivable form of business strategy that might be unethical in principle. However, that is not to suggest that business in general is necessarily an unethical process; rather, it only illustrates that business law is an ever-evolving set of complex concepts that are imperfect. In principle, business is governed by ethical assumptions and, in modern times, those ethical assumptions are codified in law. Sometimes, laws…. [read more]


Ethics: To Rescue Case Study

… The group could, as an alternative, attempt to contact the person/s inside the building and guide them to safety. The group could also wait for help and alert helpers with regard to the person/s inside the building.

The first thing I would do would be to contact the person/s inside the building and attempt to establish a connection with them. I would thus be enabled to know where they are located and the risks I would be facing if I were to attempt to save them. Furthermore, I would concentrate on trying to find whether or not I can reach these individuals by focusing on alternative pathways in the building. Margaret acts on an impulse and she actually likeliness that the group is going to…. [read more]


Ethics and Leadership, Forming Research Paper

… ¶ … ethics and leadership, forming a set of principles that can be applied in my particular leadership role. The paper is organized according to the principles that I have learned. This paper is divided into 3 three sections. The first section discusses philosophical and historical background of ethics. The second section fashions the role of educational leadership and its links to ethics and assesses how the two have evolved over time. The third and last section discusses my personal view of ethics within the role of educational administration.

Ethical Frameworks

In the Western custom, the debate of ethics dates to Plato (427 -347 B.C.) as well as Aristotle (384-322 B.C.). The origin of the phrase "ethics" is from the Greek word ethos, "which means…. [read more]


John Dewey Ethics Essay

… John Dewey Ethics

Dewey: A Study on Ethics

Dewey's introduction in Ethics is rather broad in scope and makes an attempt to illustrate a brief overview of the reasons necessary to write this particular treatise. In keeping with this purpose the author provides a general definition of ethics -- "the science that deals with conduct, good or bad" (Dewey 1) -- as well as a brief overview of the history of this particular discipline which involves the etymology of the terms ethics and morals. By the means of the aforementioned definitions, the author stratifies the pursuit of ethical thought and action into a pair of categories, one related to a confirmed form of conduct or etiquette that is readily acceptable throughout society, while the other…. [read more]


Ethics and Morality Case Analysis Morality Pertains Term Paper

… Ethics and Morality Case Analysis

Morality pertains to moral conduct or standards, which in turn, determine the rightness or wrongness of one's conduct (Perle 2004). Ethics is the study of standards of conduct. It is also called moral philosophy. Ethics and morality are often used interchangeably because of their connectedness. It is generally believed that morality is ethics in action. Ethics has been categorized into descriptive, normative, analytical and applied (Fieser 2006). Descriptive ethics describes human behavior. Normative ethics establishes norms on human conduct. Analytical ethics or metaethics investigates how people determine norms of their own behavior. And applied ethics examines specific controversial issues, using analytical and normative ethics as conceptual tools.(Perle, Feiser).

Ethics establishes norms and evaluates when a moral act is right or…. [read more]


Ethics and the Legal Term Paper

… On the flipside, should more people be ultimately injured by the contaminants set free by nighttime emissions at the Hondo plant, George should report the company to the EPA and let it move to Mexico, ensuring that there would be minimal upwind chemical repercussions to the people of his community.

Rights-based ethical decision-making would proffer the same conclusion: George Mackee should not deceive the Environmental Protection Agency. The Rights Perspective offers a paradigm for ethics that identifies certain fundamental civil, political, and economic rights that merit protection for the sake of dignity in each individual. Among these rights are a freedom of conscience and physical integrity; George Mackee should not, for the larger sake of the community's employment patterns hide the actual emissions at the…. [read more]


Biomedical Ethics the Case Case Study

… Although Professor Starson was cited as a co-author in multiple academic journals, he has manic moments that undoubtedly cloud his judgment. Mr. Starson's mother does not even agree with the fact that her son is competent to make an informed decision (Makin, 2003). She views her son as a man with a marvelous future that can never be realized unless he is medicated.

Arguments against Imposed Psychiatry

One of the most salient arguments against the imposed use of psychiatrics against Professor Starson, in my opinion, is the fact that the medications were once imposed and yet found ineffective as a treatment (Center for Cognitive Liberty & Ethics, 2000). Even the psychiatrist that ordered the medication could not honestly state that witnessed any benefits from the…. [read more]


Deontological Ethics in Vocational Dilemmas Case Study

… Deontological Ethics in Vocational Dilemmas

The Deontological Ethical Approach

In principle, the deontological ethical approach requires that our actions be dictated by objective reference to formal rules instead of by reference to the motivation of our choices as in virtue ethics or the specific consequences of those choices as in consequentialism or utilitarianism (Rosenstand, 2008). In many respects, the deontological approach often produces undesirable results because it is not flexible enough to adjust to situations where formal rules that may be generally valid and beneficial produce result that are distinctly immoral.

For example, during the Nazi era in Germany or the Slavery era in the southern American states, the formal laws established by the respective governments prohibited assisting or harboring Jews or escaped slaves, even…. [read more]


Ethics the Case Touches on Alzheimer-Type Degeneration Reaction Paper

… Ethics

The case touches on Alzheimer-type degeneration. Alice mother, Martha, suffers from this clinical condition. She is not capable of taking care of her self and relies on her daughter for virtually everything. Her daughter takes her to a special unit where Alzheimer patients are taken care of because the facility can provide long-term care for Martha. Before Martha is taken to this facility, Alice realizes that Martha is in a frail state.

Upon admission at the facility, Alice fails to complete doing the paperwork because of weariness. Unfortunately, only a few forms are in the process signed. She gave her mother's directive that if her heart stopped beating she never be subjected to Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). It is however not clear whether the physician…. [read more]


Ethics and the Environment Case Study

… He does not give credit to any accomplishments from the China's government to improve the air pollution in Beijing in preparation for hosting the 2008 summer Olympics - which might be due to the fact that his article was written one year earlier. There seems to be a certain (justified) bias of Holden Platt when devoting a whole paragraph (p. 1) on the question whether there has been suppressed information by "China's State Environmental Protection Agency engineered the removal of statistics, the Financial Times reported, because the government feared the figures could trigger social unrest." I find it also very indicative of Platt's personal opinion of the issue that he stresses - that despite World Bank's strong financial support of China in an amount of…. [read more]


Ethics in Long-Term Care Case Study

… It is against his or her religion, and his or her parents would likely also agree on that and would refuse the transfusion. However, because it is a child (or a ward of the state), the treatment can be forced upon him or her. Some people may disagree with that or feel as though it is not the right thing to do, but the state would not believe that a child could make his or her own decisions regarding life and death.

The same is true with a ward of the state, because the state is able to control the health care and other issues regarding that person (O'Brien & Elias, 2004). The state is actually charged with that duty, and cannot neglect it. With…. [read more]


Ethics in Management Research Proposal

… Ethics and Management

Management and Ethics

In this paper, the author investigates the ethics of business management. After reviewing the literature to determine the concerns mentioned by business ethicists, the author compares those concerns with the concerns of a small business man, as revealed in a case study. The first part of the case study involves a covert participant observation of the ethical practices of a privately-run small business. The second part of the case study consisted of an interview with the small business owner, to determine whether or not he perceived ethical conflicts in the course of his business, and the nature of any ethical conflicts that he perceived. Finally, the author compared the ethical concerns described by the business scholars and commentators to…. [read more]


Ethics an Empirical Study of Cpas Moral Term Paper

… Ethics

An Empirical Study of CPAs Moral Development and Ethical Decision-Making: A Selected Group of Taiwanese CPAs

As a result of such public accounting scandals involving the world's largest public accounting firm, Arthur Anderson, and its unethical mishandling of such corporate accounts as Enron, WorldCom, Merck and Xerox, the public has a low level of confidence in the ethical makeup of Certified Public Accountants. (Coleman, Kreuze, and Langsam: 2004). At the foundation of this ethical disintegration of the profession are cases of poor moral judgments and simply bad decision making. Thus, based off of this finding, a question as to the ethical standards of the profession today have been raised, essentially asking what is, or should be, the ethical code governing Certified Public Accountants?

In…. [read more]


Ethics and Integrity in the Workplace Thesis

… Ethics and Integrity in the Workplace

The focus of this paper is ethical integrity in the workplace. Workplace ethics and integrity encompasses more than one might think and in fact, ethics and integrity it will be noted in this study, are either intentionally woven into the fabric and composition of the organization or alternatively, not integral to the organization's makeup due to the lack of principles that make ethics and integrity non-optional factors within the organization's framework. This work addresses what factors are required in order to integrate principles of ethics and integrity within the basic structure of the organization in a manner that perpetuates these principles throughout the organization or in other words, this work seeks precisely from where organizational ethics and integrity derive.…. [read more]


Ethics Are Often Stronger Essay

… 6. Sustainability is not a viable concept for America's businesses. Businesses seek growth. Growth cannot be sustainable forever. Many businesses contribute nothing useful to society and can only be sustainable or responsible by going out of business. Would the world really miss Taco Bell? Anyway, while it is good to be less destructive, that is about all that can be hoped for when companies are rewarded for growth, and the world's non-renewable resources are a zero sum game.

Chapter 9.

1. DSS and marketing research are two completely different concepts that have nothing to do with one another. It would take a novel to explain how many differences they have.

2. Knowledge can make these exchanges more efficient, and more frequent.

3. 1) you learn…. [read more]


Ethics and Decision Making Essay

… (Kernaghan; Borins; Marson, 2004)

Therefore the vision, mission and values of the company create its culture which in turn affects the strategic plans and the effective implementation. One example of values not being followed resulting in chaos relate to the multinational corporations. The value standards in the case of multinational corporations are even more complex because of the tendency to be involved in political influence abroad. Thus it could lead to corrupt governmental processes and harm the national interest for corporate profits. In some cases it has also resulted in violation of human rights. All these are the result of decisions made solely for profit or advancement without ethical considerations. (Kline, 2005) This has global implications. Thus there must be special programs and plans created…. [read more]


Ethics in Mechanical Engineering Ethical Conflicts Essay

… Ethics in Mechanical Engineering

Ethical conflicts for mechanical engineers usually rest in a discrepancy between the personal ethical values of the individual, and the values their profession represents. The field of mechanical engineering in general is based on the design and development of machines or machinery operated production equipment. However, according to StateUniversity.com (2010, p. 1), "Within each branch of mechanical engineering there are specific jobs. Some engineers design products. They must determine the needs of the user, the physical problems of building the equipment, the cost of the equipment, and its effect on the environment. Other mechanical engineers supervise the production and installation"

Just as the field of mechanical engineering can entail a variety of functions, it can also produce many different types of…. [read more]


How Personal Can Ethics Get Book Hellriegel Slocum Case Study

… ¶ … Personal Can Ethics Get?

Discuss fully how personal differences and preferences can impact organizational ethics. The scholarly journal Organizational Dynamics (Schminke, et al., 2007, p. 173) published a research piece called "The Power of Ethical Work Climates" that delves into the post-Enron corporate accountability legislation called the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). In referencing SOX Schminke explains that while external regulation plays an important role in "enhancing public confidence" in the business community, formal regulation is insufficient. Ethical violations -- even egregious ethical violations -- are not necessarily caused by overtly greedy people or by "…closet corporate psychopaths" (Schminke, p. 173). Instead of the hitherto mentioned suspects, Schminke (quoting Christopher Bauer of Bauer Ethics) asserts that ethical violations in corporations "…stem from conflicts between established…. [read more]

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