Ethical Dilemma


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Ethical Dilemma

A difficulty in which one is presented with two equally good (or equally bad) options and the correct decision is not immediately apparent. For example, the manager of a company may be put in a position in which she must choose between the interests of her employees and her investors.
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One of the most well known examples of ethical dilemma in surgical practice is the need for a blood transfusion in a Jehovah's Witnesses.
Comment on this ethical dilemma at UPFRONTMAGAZINE.
A key issue is how to recognise an ethical dilemma in the first place.
This model, which offers a template for helping students resolve ethical dilemmas at the point of care, has five steps as follows: a) clarify the ethical dilemma, b) gather additional data, c) identify options, d) make a decision/act, and e) evaluate.
Regarding potential ethical dilemma in terms of acceptance of the patients to the treatment and treatment process, 46% of the participants stated lack of time management in the decision-making process, 9.
To address this issue, the NASP Ethics Committee has recently looked to the Canadian Association of School Psychologists (CASP), which has ordered the four ethical principles published within the CASP ethical guidelines in order to assist practitioners who are facing an ethical dilemma.
When faced with an ethical dilemma, truly the best way to solve it would be make the choice that would demonstrate your moral duty to do no harm.
2004), which first introduced cultural awareness and sensitivity in the formulation and response of a counselor to an ethical dilemma.
Recognizing what constitutes an ethical dilemma and how we react to these situations can be very perplexing in a fast paced, high tech environment.
The fact is that it doesn't take an unethical person to get caught in an ethical dilemma.
Readers are encouraged to submit ethical dilemma questions for the authors to write about.