3.2 Ethical Decisions

3.2 Ethical Decisions - Making Ethical Decisions Your...

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Making Ethical Decisions Your perspective or how you view the situation can greatly effect your ethical decision.
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Find 3 boxes in the corner
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2 3 1 Find 3 boxes in the corner or The boxes you find depends upon your perspective?
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Making Ethical Decisions What are some methods to reliably make ethical decisions?
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? You are an emergency room physician, and you only have five doses of a certain drug left. Five patients have mild versions of a condition and only require a single dose to save their lives. One patient is so severely ill, that all five doses would be required to save this one patient’s life. Any patient that is not treated will die! What should you do? What moral principle can guide your decision? Decision 1
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Utilitarian Ethics Decisions based upon the greatest future good ( utility ) for the greatest number “good” may be individual pleasure, absence of pain, intellectual pleasure, etc. Cost-benefit approach to decision making Negative consequences may occur and even outweigh positive for some individuals or groups
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Utilitarian Ethics Identify a moral decision for which you feel comfortable using a utilitarian approach
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You are an excellent transplant surgeon and all your transplants work! You have
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