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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All of these studies, save Wong's, focused on more traditional ethical theory (i.e., the six main areas) as opposed to ethical dilemma and decision-making theory.
He led a dozen colleagues in the roundtable, which began with him posing the basic question: Just what constitutes an ethical dilemma?
This weightlessness, which Weil contrasts to the gravity of terrestrial weight, might be thought of in terms of the subject's fundamental responsibility for the other, especially in terms of the injunction "Thou shalt neither kill nor take the food of thy neighbor." Taking the place of the other, taking the food from the mouth of the other, is the ethical dilemma facing the subject as hostage and an elaboration of this situation may provide us with steps toward a radical questioning of anorexia as, at least in part, an ethical rather than purely medical condition.
Taking the tune to think through an ethical dilemma with questions such as these can help establish a baseline for dealing with troublesome situations.
During the internal affairs inquiry, the rookie faced a high-stakes ethical dilemma, tell the truth or lie to protect the senior officer.
The idea of having to enforce the policy created an ethical dilemma. I decided to drop out and go on my own.
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Tenbrunsel When confronted with an ethical dilemma, most of us like to think we would stand up for our principles.
It was also determined that the nursing students participated in the study were not familiar (17.75+-2.77) with the dilemmas included in the Nursing Ethical Dilemma Test.
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.
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.