prof._ethics_and_lying

prof._ethics_and_lying - Ethics and Professional Behavior...

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Ethics and Professional Behavior Is it ever okay to lie? Is truth always the best policy? o Kelly begins to notice that her boyfriend, Martin, is spending more and more time with Sarah. Kelly doesn’t really believe that Martin and Sarah are having an affair, but she does feel neglected. She asks Martin one evening if he is having an affair with Sarah.
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o Martin is, in fact, having a fling with Sarah. However, neither he nor Sarah see this as a serious “relationship” and Sarah is married to Rob, whom she has no intention of leaving. Martin feels committed to Kelly and has been considering proposing.
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o Martin lies and tells Kelly nothing is going on between him and Sarah. Kelly feels reassured and is happy. Several weeks later, Martin and Sarah end their affair and never revisit it. A few weeks later, Martin proposes to Kelly.
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o Did he do the right thing in lying to Kelly? Would matter if they had been married at the time? Why? o What are the issues involved? Utilitarianism Deontology Prima Facie duties
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Can it be ethical to lie to a patient? o Special obligation act in patient’s best interest, keep patient’s confidence o Autonomy: acting on own behalf requires
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