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Angela TranPhil 186Professor HadreasApril 5, 2018Term Paper Ethics of CareAccording to encyclopedia.com ethics of care is defined as, “a distinctive approach tomoral theory that emphasizes the importance of responsibility, concern, and relationship over consequences or rules.” Ethics of care is also about what actions are morally right or wrong. According to our lecture about ethics of care, even though it is defined as a theory it is recognized as a practice of virtue, in which “care” is a definite role in maintaining a world of humanity and meeting the needs of others and or our selves. What is Care? Our lecture stated that, “Care is a basic human capacity to recognize and respond to the needs of others and to moderate our behavior by appeal to the good or harm it might cause to others.” From the care ethics, we need to try to be honest with the people around us and live a morally correct life, and we need to do the right things to people. This theory also states that the only way we can truly care for someone is if we live to be honest with ourselves. When we care it is our response to moral situations that are needed such as, relationships. We tend to care when we are in a relationship, we want the best for our significant other but if no one cares in the relationship then the relationship won’t last. The five case studies that I will be summarizing and analyzing are Parable of the Sadhu, Housing Allowance, Challenger Disaster, Blood for sale, and Nestle and Advertising. In the Parable of the Sadhu case study it is about the author Bowen McCoy who spent several months hiking through Nepal with this friend Stephen. On this hike they would have to walk about 600 miles and hike over a hundred thousand feet. While on their
hike they found the Sadhu, who is an Indian holy man. The Sadhu was naked, barefoot and could’ve almost died because of how cold it was and tiredness. Also, on this hike there were three other groups that were climbing with Stephen and McCoy they were from Japan, New Zealand, and Switzerland. Each group tried to provide a little bit help to the Sadhu. They all left the Sadhu with some water, clothing, and food. Then all the climbing groups made their decision to leave the Sadhu and continue their goal to make it to the top. Each group was very caring and they were ethical as individuals, but as a group no one felt responsible for him. McCoy and Stephen were unable to know if the Sadhu was alive or not. In this case study there are two conflict arguments that can be stated here if that McCoy should just provide enough assistance to the Sadhu and continue his hike or he should have done more to help the Sadhu. According, to ethics of care I think that all of the climbing teams should of stop their plans and help the Sadhu because his life was in danger. Everyone in each climbing group was determined to conquer the Himalayas, and it would be a greatest achievement to many people who love to mountain climb. However, my question is “Is it worth the achievement of