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IHP 420 Ethical Theories Worksheet Part One Propose a solution to the following scenario using each of the five ethical theories presented in this module. Explain how your solution aligns with the major ideas within each theory. Scenario: There is a pandemic of a contagious disease. In the United States, there is only enough of the vaccine to cover 70% of the population. How do you determine who gets the vaccine? Theory Solution a. Utilitarianism Utilitarianism would allow the vaccine to be given to the patients most at risk. In addition, would not give the vaccine to the patients who had a terminal illness or limited time to live. Greater good for the largest population. In addition, I would also administer the vaccine to scientists, biologists, and anyone in the healthcare field, in an attempt that they would be able to find a cure the pandemic. This suggestion falls right in line with utilitarianism theory in a sense that the actions of these scientists, biologists could
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