Code of Ethics and Conduct - Study Notes

Client is just at the mercy of the professional c

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Unformatted text preview: mercy of the professional c. Dominant model of medical ethics until 1960’s (still applies for Emergency doctors though) d. Flaws: 1) potential abuse of power, 2) it is the client who has the most at stake so they should have some say 4) “Fiduciary” (Trust-based) ** (this is most ideal) a. Professional has the power, capability, and knowledge but b. Client has the superior authority and final say c. Professional is there to provide capability but in the end the client has the final say d. Professional who is worthy of trust will exhibit the following 7 virtues: i. Honesty (not lying) ii. Candor (telling the full truth) iii. Competent iv. Diligence (hard-working-ness) v. Loyalty vi. Fairness vii. Discretion e. Client has virtues to the professional too: i. Must pay them ii. Honesty and disclosure (professional can only give good advice if they know the full story of the client) iii. Don’t ask for unethical/illegal acts LOYALTY & WHISTLE-BLOWING 1) Baron (woman) on the goods of loyalty a. Loyalty is essential for trust once trust is established, all business deals come b. It is a commitment by those in a relationship to stick together and benefit each others interests 2) Duska (man) on the cons of loyalty a. Loyalty is felt only with family and friends and completely inappropriate in a business relation b. Self-sacrifice is required on the part of the employee and never required of the employer c. As an employee you are foolish, dumb, and stupid to be loyal to your company d. Business is a tool for generating profit and that’s it! You shouldn’t be loyal to your hammer and screw-drivers, and business is a tool, so you owe it no more loyalty then you do to any other tool - Whistle-blowing: calling public attention to a wrong doing within an organization 3 Cases of Whistle-Blowing: 1) Boisjoly and shuttle explosion a. January 1986: temperature on lau...
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This document was uploaded on 02/14/2014 for the course PHIL 215 at University of Waterloo, Waterloo.

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