chap 4 - Ethics code of moral principles and values that...

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Ethics  – code of moral principles and values that govern the behaviors of a person or group Ethical dilemma  – situation that arises when all alternative choices have been deemed     undesirable because of potentially negative consequences Utilitarian approach  – moral behaviors create greatest good for greatest number Individualism approach  – Acts are moral when they promote the individual’s best long-term  interests,  ultimately leads to the greater good Moral rights approach  – moral decisions are those that best maintain the rights of those  affected Justice approach  – moral decisions must be based on standards of equity, fairness,  impartiality Distributive justice  – different treatment of people should not be based on arbitrary  characteristics Procedural justice  – Rules should be clearly stated and consistently and impartially enforced Compensatory justice
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