Ethics in the Movie Philadelphia

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ETHICS IN PHILADELPHIA MOVIE (1993) In this paper, we are dealing with matters of ethics and profession from a contemporary perspective. Diseases also come in when you look at matters of employment and what the disease can do to someone in a particular profession. From an ethical perspective, one needs to stay honest in what they do. In this case of ours, Andy Beckett is forced to conceal his secrets about his health status and sexual orientation for fear of rebuke and rejection. These actions proves that he is unethical in his profession. However, it can be rightfully argued that he was right to stay like that. This is a condition of ethical dilemma whereby if one decides to be very honest as they are required they will lose credibility in their profession and end up being hurt. If they hide their secrets, they are thus breaching the ethical codes. This film presents to the audience the issue of discrimination and ethics. Thus, this Philadelphia movie of 1993 is an opportunity for all to discuss ethics as well as HIV/AIDS in the current organizations. I think that any lifestyle can never render someone inefficient and ineffective in their jobs. Beckett actually would still deliver what was expected of him. He had been a gay for a very long time but still delivered the work properly. By the fact that he defended his bosses in very many cases successfully since he is a quality lawyer. In the law field, Beckett had been a very successfully competent lawyer for a very long time. To begin with, this film introduces to us the matters of discrimination, experiential learning, diversity, HIV, ethics, and AIDS. Andy Beckett contracts HIV/AIDS due to his carelessness and recklessness and as such feels afraid to reveal and tries all he can to conceal it. Andy’s condition is betrayed by his skin lesions to the people who are able to detect the signs…...

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