The subject that I have chosen to discuss is “What are the ethically legitimate functions of civil servants? Consider the decisions made by medical professionals, social workers, firefighters, police officers, politicians, and judges.” I decided to discuss this topic because I personally work in the medical profession and plan on furthering my career as a medical professional after I graduate. I think that the main ethical function of any civil servant is to keep the public safe. Medical professionals, firefighters, police officers, and social workers all work to save lives. Politicians work to make laws to keep the public safe and police officers enforce those laws, as well as judges. Even though all of these professions have the same ultimate goal, each profession goes about reaching that goal in different ways. Also, each person in that profession goes about reaching that goal in their own way. If someone is ill and goes to the emergency room they expect that the physicians and
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