Unit 1 DB2 Utilitarianism by Brett Dagel

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Brett Dagel HCM641-1604A-01 Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making in Healthcare Instructor: Dr. Bridget Wilson Unit 1 DB Discuss a leader's effectiveness using utilitarianism as the ethical decision-making approach in regard to the health care challenges set forth by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. In order to answer the above statement, we must first take a look at some of the individual parts within the statement. First, we should discuss exactly what utilitarianism is and how it affects ethical decision making from a managers point of view. According to Business Dictionary (2016), utilitarianism is a type of ethically based philosophy that measures the happiness of the largest total of people within a certain society, and considers this the greatest good (Business Dictionary, 2016). The principles of this philosophy say that an action is considered morally correct if the consequences generated by that action will result in happiness, and is considered incorrect if it results in pain, or unhappiness (Business Dictionary, 2016). When using this method we need to take in every entity’s interests, and these interests should be weighed equally before coming to a conclusion. Because the association that is created between
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