Ethical Dilemma Paper

In: People

Submitted By jeredgordner
Words 1620
Pages 7
Week 7 Ethical Dilemma Paper
Jered Gordner
Professor Cuzzone

Week 7 Ethical Dilemma Paper As with many industries today, the healthcare industry is fraught with ethically dilemmas one can be involved with on an almost ongoing, daily basis. Since there are so many different arms and hands in so many different cookie jars, it’s easy to get lost in all the ethical dilemmas that could amass before your very eyes. On the professional side of the equation you may run into the dilemma of having a child from humble beginnings, without the means to pay, become struck down with a disease undocumented and unlike anything that is currently on the books. Do you treat the child pro-bono or do you let them go untreated and more than likely die? On the insurance side (something I’ve personally run into) one of the men in a gay couple, who has been together for 30 years, is in the hospital and the other man needs to know the medication his partner is on so the pharmacy will release it to him. Since they are not legally married they do not have the same rights and access to information as a straight married couple. Do you go against HIPAA and release the information or do you withhold it because of the law? These two dilemmas are not uncommon in the health industry.
Doctors and nurses come across patients with no insurance on a daily basis and more often than not, they are forced to turn them away untreated. This ethical decision can weigh heavily on their heads. I find this dilemma to be of the deontological sort by which a doctors duties and obligations are on trial. Immanuel Kant describes deontological ethics as “a position that judges the morality of an action based on the action's adherence to a rule or rules.” With that in mind, I think it’s important to note a doctor’s Hippocratic oath which demands certain ethical standards be upheld. Of this oath a…...

Similar Documents

Ethical Dilemma Paper

...Ethical Dilemma Analysis Paper Making A Difference In analyzing the ethical dilemma in this case, I take cognizance of the environment in which my organization operates and I understand that the moral standards of behavior differ among individuals. I also recognize that moral problems in business are complex and difficult to resolve. I employed the application of Hosmer’s rule in my analysis of the ethical problems so as to reach an objective decision. The question arising from this case can be viewed and analyzed in two different dimensions. Both dimensions would however reach the same or similar conclusions. Why do I have to sign a document realizing that some of the fund is going for bribery? One dimension of analyzing this is to assume the whole decision making process is based on my appending the signature on the document – and not subject to further questioning. Another dimension is that even if I append my signature, the project is still subject to further testing and approval. Based on the premise that the road project will not executed if I do not sign the inflated contract document, and choosing not to sign, some groups are going to be hurt or harmed in ways outside their control while others will be benefited or helped. The right and benefit of residents of Maryland local government area to have their roads constructed will be denied. Even, delay in implementing this project will hurt this group. The construction company, ABC will also be hurt by losing......

Words: 973 - Pages: 4

Ethical Dilemma

...An ethical dilemma can be defined as an undesirable or unpleasant choice relating to a moral principle or practice. We are not sure who coined the phrase perception is reality but we perceive this phrase is flawed. This concept is wrong on a factual basis because it is reality in terms of living in today's society in which interacting and relating to others is a necessity for survival and success in today's world. When it comes to the field of communications, which is basically the most important field in terms of work and life, other people's perceptions can dramatically shape our self concept and self esteem. It can also make or break a career. Whether the perceptions are accurate or not, if your actions portray laziness, rudeness or a lack of professionalism, whether it's deserved, or not, it can make or break a career path. Our group recently read a good example of an ethical dilemma in a local paper. A Baptist is suing Lowe’s because he asked for Sunday’s off for religious reasons. The Human Resource Manager denied the request and his reasoning was that it would create a hardship for the other employees who would like Sunday’s off too. Some people use their religion as an excuse for taking off Sunday’s, while others just grin and bear it, but that doesn’t make it ethical to deny the request. The employee’s hours got cut as a result and we discussed that this was retaliation. Retaliation does exist in the work place and it a form of unethical practice. People’s......

Words: 461 - Pages: 2

Ethical Dilemma

...Introduction The unfortunate tragedies involving the explosion of Ford Pinto's due to a design defect led to a main debate regarding the use of a cost-benefit analysis and the ethics revolving around the company’s decision to go further with the initial, defective prototype. Ethical Dilemma Ford was completely aware of the safety issues the prototype was facing, but solving the issue would cause great disadvantage for the company: production schedule had to be modified, resulting in delays to bring the new car on the market, and also production costs would increase. In this context an ethical dilemma raised, so two crucial issues were addressed: either go further with the production of Pinto regardless the defects and the danger to future customers, or delay the production and modify the original model to assure safety and reliability, regardless the higher costs? Ford’s decision was to continue the production of the defective design while basing it on a cost-benefit analysis. In this context another dilemma was created: should such an analysis be used in situations where defects could lead to death or cause tremendous harm, such as in the Ford Pinto situation? Utilitarianism Based on the information provided by Ford, the company assumed and decided that the most benefit would come from going ahead with the production of the initial design. Utilitarianism is defined as a normative, empirical philosophy that is based on the principle that “the right thing......

Words: 1860 - Pages: 8

Ethical Dilemma Paper

...Ethical Dilemma Paper Ronda Brininstool November 4, 2013 CJA/324 Ethical dilemma is what these parents are facing when it comes to their 10 year old daughter Sarah Murnaghan. Sarah is in the end stages of her fight with cystic fibrosis at the Children’s hospital of Philadelphia. Doctors are saying her only way of being able to survive is with a lung transplant from another human. Since children’s lung transplants are in far and few between the only hope she has is to get an adult lung transplant and there are laws in place to stop that from happening. Without this transplant from an adult which is easier to come by then a child Sarah only have a few weeks to live. Because there is a policy in place that stops Sarah from getting an adult lung transplant she can only receive a transplant from another child. And children lungs are not readily available so Sarah’s parents are asking that she be able to receive an adult lung transplant and Sarah’s doctors are saying that it will be a success and that she would survive if she received one. Yet she cannot receive one because of the policy in place. Her parents are racing against the clock to ask law makers to make an exception this one time. There are several lawmakers that are joining Sarah’s fight to change the law so that she can receive a lung to be able to grow up and becoming an adult. Rep. Lou Barletta, R-PA is asking that the rules against Sarah receiving an adult lung be suspended until the policy......

Words: 775 - Pages: 4

Ethical Dilemma

...Ethical Dilemma Coursework Assignment James: Where did you work? Simon: Cadeby quarry, run by Lafarge Aggregates. James: What was your role there? Simon: I was the supervisor. James: Did you ever face an ethical dilemma whilst you were working at the quarry? Simon: Erm... What exactly do you mean? James: Well its a situation where a clear sense of right and wrong has become a difficult choice due to the situation you are in. Simon: Just give me a minute to think. James: Take your time, just start whenever you have one. Simon: Well when I was at the quarry we used to have scrap laying around for quite a while that belonged to other companies. One day I noticed that a large pile of scrap steel that had been lying around for a while was not there any more. I thought this was strange as no one was supposed to be coming to pick it up. James: Was it normal for scrap to be lying around for long periods and then going overnight? Simon: No, but I asked everyone around in the quarry and no one seemed to know anything, so I carried on as normal. But on my way to the car park the next day there was a piece of paper lying on the floor. I figured that I must have dropped it myself but when I opened it up it was a receipt from a scrap metal dealers worth a couple of hundred pounds. James: Wow, I’m guessing its not normal to find those around? Simon: No, it was signed by my boss who I then suspected to have stolen the scrap James: Were you a hundred percent sure? Or was......

Words: 476 - Pages: 2

Ethical Dilemma

...Ethical Dilemma Paper: Health Care Reform Ethics stands for morality. Morals involve having a sense of right and wrong, good and bad; all are notions that affect the human conscience. Morals inspire rules of actions. In today’s health care with longer life spans, increased dependency on technology advancements, diversity and staff shortages, new demands for collaborations are creating challenges for health care professionals. Health care departments and professionals are there to improve care, provide treatment services, and outcomes, professionals must recognize and respect the rights of each patient and conduct business in an ethical manner. With today’s health care reform is this standard being compromised? Why has this health care reform struck such ethical controversy? Is it because politicians desired to gain the peoples vote against their opponents with Obamacare? Maybe politician’s moral beliefs and values were not to benefit all. In 2010 ethical challenges were brought on when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) a federal statue was signed into law by President Obama, requiring U.S. citizens and legal residents to have health insurance and be qualifying health insurance. Congress and the President passed legislation that reduces payments for health care professionals and increases penalties for citizens and businesses, pushing health care providers to nearly being bankrupt, further risking accessibility for all Americans. Health care is defined...

Words: 772 - Pages: 4

Ethical Dilemma

...Ethical awareness is fundamental to the professional practice of social workers. Their ability and commitment to act ethically is an essential aspect of the quality of the service offered to those who engage with social workers. Respect for human rights and a commitment to promoting social justice are at the core of social work practice throughout the world. Professional ethics concerns matters of right and wrong conduct, good and bad qualities of character and the professional responsibilities attached to relationships in a work context. Ethical issues arise in many facets of our working lives. Ethical dilemma occurs in areas of work with conflicting interests and competing rights, have a role to support, protect and empower people, as well as having statutory duties and other obligations that may be coercive and restrict people’s freedoms, people are constrained by the availability of resources and institutional policies in society and be between one personal to another who may be personal friends. On daily basis, social workers face ethical issues at their places. In fact this vexed issue form core of social work. No social worker can practice effectively and efficiently without upholding these ethical matters in the highest esteem.      There are three conditions that must be present for a situation to be considered an ethical dilemma. The first condition occurs in situations when an individual, called the “agent,” must make a decision about which course of......

Words: 1814 - Pages: 8

An Ethical Dilemma

...Case Study: An Ethical Dilemma Name Institution Case Study: An Ethical Dilemma Question 1 Dr. Vaji would like to meet with Leo in order to discuss ways in which adolescent clients may be retained. Also, he wants to help him improve his treatment skills. Unfortunately, he does not know how much the information he was provided with by the other graduate students might influence their conversation and final supervisory report. As a result, he finds himself in an ethical dilemma because he is concerned on how to grade the student from his earlier reports or should he take into account the information he has just received from the other students. Apparently, he was not convinced enough by Leo Watson’s thought paper, so he advised him to incorporate more of the findings on ethnic discrimination into his papers and provide more complex perspectives. In other words, Watson was to provide more information from viewing the world through another person’s eyes. As a result, he might have taken the idea far enough to start behaving in the same manner he had described the ethnic minority would, which was prone to violence. On the other hand, Leo Watson as a person might possess the attributes described to Dr. Vaji by the other students as derogatory, harassing, and insulting to other ethnic groups. Seemingly, the nature of this dilemma has been framed by some APA Ethical principles. First, integrity plays a part simply because it demands honesty, accuracy, and truthfulness from......

Words: 1466 - Pages: 6

An Ethical Dilemma

...An Ethical Dilemma Christopher A. Ruffo University of Maryland University College August 29, 2015 1 In a perfect world, businesses and their employees would always do the right thing. Unfortunately, in the real world, ethical dilemmas are a common occurrence in the workplace. Employees must deal with pressures to perform and help the company succeed as well as personal temptations to take the easy way out. In the end, workers will likely face many dilemmas in their careers. The purpose of this paper is to identify the ethical dilemma presented in the given scenario, explain what the roles and responsibilities of the employee when faced with an ethical situation, and what the roles and responsibilities of the organization are in ensuring ethical practices by its employees. Angela’s Ethical Dilemma Angela is faced with an ethical issue known as a conflict of loyalty (Exploring business, 2014, pg. 24). She has just been informed by her friend/neighbor Carla, that Carla’s nephew, Jaden, who works at the same company, has plans to purchase his first home. Angela is also aware that the company is about to transfer Jaden’s position to Chicago and Jaden will most likely not be offered the transfer or a position at his current location. Angela is torn between informing her friend of the bad news so she can stop her nephew from purchasing the home and being a loyal employee to her employer and letting management release the information on their predetermined timeline. As......

Words: 727 - Pages: 3

Ethical Dilemma

...Ethical Dilemma Jenah Robles Ethics 445 Chamberlain College of Nursing October 30, 2015 Dilemma In this paper I will examine two of the Three Primary School of Ethics using cared based and end based theories to solve the dilemma. The dilemma: A married couple, both addicted to drugs, is unable to care for their infant daughter. She is taken from them by court order and placed in a foster home. The years pass. She comes to regard her foster parents as her real parents. They love her as they would their own daughter. When the child is 9 years old, the natural parents, rehabilitated from drugs, begin court action to regain custody. The case is decided in their favor. The child is returned to them, against her will. Care-based and Ends-based Theories I have chosen cared based theory because it’s like putting yourself in the other person’s shoes. Although I don’t have kids of my own, I couldn’t imagine what the couple had been going through, especially the mother. She must have been devastated to have her child taken away from her after carrying her for nine months in her belly. It’s unfortunate that the parents of this child had been struggling with drug addiction. And I believe that it was the right thing for the court to protect the child by taking her away from her parents. Years pass, and the daughter is now 9 years old. Her foster parents raised her well and they loved her as if she was their own. The married couple is now rehabilitated from drugs and wants their...

Words: 538 - Pages: 3

Ethical Dilemmas

...managers are faced with the challenge to maintain ethical leadership while striving to remain competitive. More often than not, a business culture in many countries may contribute to the decay of ethics in organizations. This paper analyzes a workplace ethical dilemma using Kelly’s model of attribution theory, Adams equity theory of motivation and notes that the dilemma is a result of dysfunctional conflict. An informed ethical decision making that incorporates ethical theories is most effective. Management must avoid participating in any activities that compromise the ability to maintain a culture of ethics. Management must lead by example in order to promote ethics in the organization. Ethical leadership and decision making Introduction: Ethical leadership that embraces moral standards is crucial for every organization’s success. Ethical leadership enables an organization to overcome a storm of ethical dilemmas with sound decisions (Toor & Ofori, 2009). Almost each and every organization has been faced with an ethical dilemma to a certain degree. It is therefore management’s duty to lessen the occurrence of ethical dilemmas in the workplace to the extent possible in order to promote employee morale and job performance (Bruhn, 2009). The aim of this paper is to analyze a familiar workplace situation that presented an ethical dilemma and identify possible solutions to the situation followed by recommendations. This paper advocates that management decisions should......

Words: 282 - Pages: 2

Ethical Paper Dilemma

...Ethical Dilemma Paper Ulises N. Sosa Professor: Jack Shippee Ethics in Criminal Justice University of Phoenix South Carolina police officer fired after classroom confrontation with students. Officer Ben Fields from the Richard county sheriff's department lost his job after he was witness throwing a student across the room during an altercation. The officer was called to the classroom after an unruly student had refused several times to stop using her phone and to leave the classroom. Officer Fields is seen struggling and consequently tossing a student off her chair by what it appears to be excessive force. The student repeatedly refused to stop using her cellphone. The student the strikes the officer several times on the neck are when the officer attempts to remove her from the classroom using physical force. This is when the officer is seen dragging her and tossing her across the room, and finally subduing the student by placing her on mechanical wrist restraints. The ethical dilemma here is the actions taken by the school resource officer Deputy Fields. He repeatedly directed the student to surrender the cell phone device and then to leave the room. He then used means of physical force and physically handle a student resulting on the tossing around of the same. Is believe that the officer was justified during the entire process up to the point when he is seen throwing the student across the room in what it appears an unorthodox method. The question that emerge......

Words: 934 - Pages: 4

Eth 321 Week 2 Ethical Dilemma Paper

...ETH 321 WEEK 2 ETHICAL DILEMMA PAPER To purchase this visit following link: Contact us at: SUPPORT@ACTIVITYMODE.COM ETH 321 WEEK 2 ETHICAL DILEMMA PAPER ETH 321 WEEK 2 Ethical Dilemma Paper ETH 321 WEEK 2 Ethical Dilemma Paper Access Films on Demand covering ethical topics by following these directions: • Click on University Library. • Click on View All Resources Alphabetically. • Click on Films on Demand. • Open the drop-down menu under Collections and select Business and Economics. • Select Business Lawlocated under Ethics and Business Law Watch any video where an ethical decision has been made. Write a 350-word executive summary outlining the ethical dilemma and outcome in the video, as well as possible alternative solutions. Reference ethical theories from the reading as you describe possible alternative solutions. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. ETH 321 WEEK 2 ETHICAL DILEMMA PAPER To purchase this visit following link: Contact us at: SUPPORT@ACTIVITYMODE.COM ETH 321 WEEK 2 ETHICAL DILEMMA PAPER ETH 321 WEEK 2 Ethical Dilemma Paper ETH 321 WEEK 2 Ethical Dilemma Paper Access Films on Demand covering ethical topics by following these directions: • Click on University Library. • Click on View All Resources Alphabetically. • Click on Films on Demand. • Open the drop-down menu......

Words: 889 - Pages: 4

Ethical Dilemma

...Do we have the right to choose whether a person lives or dies? Does it make it the right thing to do if a diagnosis of a fetal abnormality is introduced? These are choices that many couples face on a daily basis after getting their baby tested for deformities. In this paper, a woman’s struggle with the diagnosis of her baby having Down’s syndrome will be examined; both her option of abortion and exploring other possibilities besides abortion. Ethical Dilemma Susan is a woman of integrity. She has a successful career and decides to incorporate a family into her plan. After trying for several years, she finally gets pregnant. This is a life event which should be exciting for most women, but after testing hers came with news that her baby has Down’s syndrome. Knowing her desire to keep a healthy balance between work and family, the doctors urge Susan to get an abortion, but she is uncomfortable with the suggestion. Susan seeks out advice from Richard, a professor of evolutionary biology, who spent his career trying to minimize human suffering. When the final question came up, should Susan abort her baby, Richards’s response was yes. His defense was that human beings should increase happiness and decrease suffering. In Richard’s explanation, there will be lifelong suffering for both Susan, as the baby’s caretaker, and her child with Down’s syndrome. He believes it to be immoral and should not be allowed to take place. Richard emphasizes that it is ultimately Susan’s...

Words: 1759 - Pages: 8

Ethical Dilemma

...Ethical Dilemma (Author’s name) (Institutional Affiliation) Abstract This research paper seeks to resolve a particular case of an ethical dilemma. This has been necessitated by the fact that ethical dilemmas are a recurrent part of life. Moreover, ethical dilemmas have become a key point of argument in the field of ethics and interestingly, philosophy as well (Garsten & Hernes, 2009). As an inividual, I find myself facing moral dilemma situation quite frequently which makes the exploration of this subject a fascinating intrigue. This exhaustive research thus attempts to integrate all the possible actions that can be undertaken to lead towards the understanding of ethical dilemma. Methodologies used to accomplish this include the three stage ethical dilemma solving process that duly applies two main approaches. These approaches are consequentialist and deontological which have been widely applied to give step by step details on how to handle the given ethical dilemma. The article dissects on subsequent decision making after thorough strive to balance between what is morally acceptable within a person’s surroundings and self interests entrenched in a human being. A thorough discussion on the particular viewpoints of ethical dilemma has unearthed the common result of individuals getting torn between self morals and societal expectations.. Finally, the research concludes that there is a need to evaluate decisions based on viewpoints......

Words: 1725 - Pages: 7