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Ethical Considerations Lecture

Ethical Considerations Lecture - Non-malevolence...

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Types of Ethical Standards Utilitarian: produces the greatest balance of good over harm. Rights: the duty to respect others' rights. Fairness: all equals should be treated equally Common Good: life in community is a good in itself and our actions should contribute to that life. Virtue: "What kind of person will I become if I do this?" or "Is this action consistent with my acting at my best?"
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Georgetown Principles Autonomy (Kant): self governing, dignity rather than commodity (problem with eugenics, physician assisted suicide), not necessarily individualistic.
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Unformatted text preview: Non-malevolence- beneficence (John Stuart Mill) : It is not just a matter of doing good but doing it with care. Justice: Equity, just desert, government intrusion, structural unfairness. Other Considerations Fundamental Rights are constraints on utilitarian considerations. There may be obligations without rights. Rules are not values. When you become, you take on obligations and assume virtues. How you behave can make as much difference as what you do. Role play -- Nurse and blood pressure, response to trauma....
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