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37. Goodness a. 2 nd principle in common moral ground b. Actions should be consistent with societal values (i.e., doing the “right” thing) 38. Nonmaleficence a. Related to the principle of goodness b. Actions/inactions that inflict harm to others should be avoided 39. Fairness a. 3 rd principle in common moral ground b. The distribution of practices across individuals should be equal 40. Honesty (truth telling) a. 4 th principle of common moral ground b. At the heart of any moral relationship is communication. A necessary component of any meaningful communication is telling the truth, being honest. 41. Autonomy a. 5 th principle in common moral ground b. People should have to freedom to choose their own way of living 42. Steps in ethical decision making a. 1. Identify the problem, identify the ethical issue 9s), and seek answers to the relevant questions 2. Identify who will be affected by the decisions. 3. Contemplate ultimate goals and ideals of a moral person. 4. Identify alternatives (viable courses of action) 5. Consider the probable consequences of each alternative. 6. Consider the nature of the alternatives.
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This note was uploaded on 10/23/2010 for the course HP 200 taught by Professor Roybal during the Fall '05 term at USC.

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