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Organizational Ethics Issue Resolution - Organizational Ethics Issue Resolution All organizations have ethical issues, which need to be dealt with in a specific and timely manner in order to satisfy all of the parties involved. In an environment where companies are in a fish bowl and everyone can see everything, it is important to have specific rules and regulations in place. It is just as important for the employees to have well defined objectives and detailed codes of ethics to follow in order to behave according to the culture of their specific company....   [tags: Workplace Ethics Business Morals] 1675 words
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Promoting Business Ethics - Business Ethics 2 Business ethics is certain behavior that a business follows when dealing with people in the business world. Many businesses have made a bad reputation for themselves because they are only interested in making money, an example of this would be the Enron case. Many of today’s top corporations have been fined a lot of money for unethical decisions. Ethical behavior in business improves the well-being of the individuals because it promotes things such as generosity, and compassion for each other and their customers....   [tags: Business Ethics] 1282 words
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Business Ethics Case Study - Business Ethics Case Study Peter Paulson's offer to provide the previous case documents to Steven Craig is professionally unethical but morally permissible. In addition, I believe that the offer was not theft but possession by entitlement and permission. His actions are a great example of how professional ethics and morals don't always align in the analysis of a case. Part (1) Peter Paulson's offer although helpful commits the Texas Board of Professional Engineers code....   [tags: Business Ethics Morals] 1401 words
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Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics: Happiness - From pursuing pleasure to avoiding pain, life seems to ultimately be about achieving happiness. However, how to define and obtain happiness has and continues to be a widely debated issue. In Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle gives his view on happiness. Aristotle focuses particularly on how reason, our rational capacity, should help us recognize and pursue what will lead to happiness and the good life.';(Cooley and Powell, 459) He refers to the soul as a part of the human body and what its role is in pursuing true happiness and reaching a desirable end....   [tags: Nicomachean Ethics Essays] 1043 words
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What Are Business Ethics? - Business ethics; what does it really mean. Some say it’s an oxymoron and the two words can’t exist together as a concept. These people will tell you that within business, there is no room for ethics and ethical behavior. Others will explain the need for businesses to practice good ethical and moral values within their company, and the importance of this to our society. For me, in the past, I honestly never gave the idea or term a second thought. Now after learning so much of business in our society I have a firm understanding of business ethics and I’ve developed my own personal view that reflects it....   [tags: What Business Ethics Really Means]
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Affect of Cultural Values And Personal Ethics in Business Decisions - Personal, organizational, and cultural values can create a difficult problem when trying to make a business decision that includes all the previously stated. Personal values are what each individual holds dear to them living the types of lives that he or she like and would like to lead. Organizational values are what are best for the company to maintain a good public image and employee guidance. Cultural are set on traditions handed down from generation to generation to preserve a way of living that each culture holds dear and true to them....   [tags: Business Ethics] 1227 words
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Enron’s Code of Ethics: An Analysis - Enron’s Code of Ethics: An Analysis This paper will analyze Enron’s Code of Ethics and examine the sections on values and corporate responsibility. The paper will use applicable theories and concepts and will detail Ken Lay’s view of ethics and Enron’s corporate social performance. The paper will argue that Enron was not being socially responsible to all of its stakeholders because it deceived employees and investors about its real financial status despite having stated in its company code of ethics that transparency, integrity, and respect for the law would be the cornerstones of its daily operations....   [tags: Business Ethics Accounting Enron] 1002 words
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Ethics in Today's Universities - "Beliefs; The university's role in instilling a moral code among students. None whatever, some argue" is an article written by Peter Steinfels. The article focuses on the opinion of several college professors about whether morality and an ethical code of conduct should be taught in universities. The article presents both sides of the argument and quotes from different educators but does not take a stand on whether ethics should be part of the university curriculum or not. My initial reaction after reading this article was that academic institutions should only focus on education....   [tags: Ethics Morals Morality College University] 1547 words
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A Case Study of Ethics in Psychology - In this case, the psychologist is presented with several ethical issues which could cause harm to the client. The first ethical issue that arose in this case is the potential for a role conflict. The psychologist and Mr. Hartwig had contact prior to the development of a therapeutic relationship when the psychologist bought a car from Mr. Hartwig. It may not be enough that the brief, informal relationship ended. The psychologist must assess the dimensions of the previous relationship from the viewpoint of the client as well as his/her own personal feelings (Koocher & Keith-Spiegel, 2008)....   [tags: Ethics, Psychology]
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Ethics and the Commercialization of Organ Transplants - Commercialization of organ transplants has remained a highly debated issue and has been being considered unethical mostly. Mostly points have been raised by scholars and researchers against it. People have generally opposed the idea of sales of human organs like spare parts. However, it is also essential to check the other side of the same issue. The availability of organs required for transplantation has generally remained low and many deaths have also been caused due to unavailability of organs at the time they are needed....   [tags: Ethics Essays]
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Employee Code Of Ethics - 1.0 Introduction Nowadays, society is governed by the implications of rules and legal restrictions. All of these rules were created to uphold and maintain the idea of ethical and moral values. Even children growing up were taught by some very important codes of ethics at school. These lessons learned as a youth growing up carry over into adulthood, as an employee or manager. Managers and workers both follow a similar code of ethics within the work place. Today, as a management consultant, I am going to prepare a code of ethics for my clients as they have recently started a restaurant called Knox, it is important to have a code of ethics in every company for their employees and also a circul...   [tags: Business Organization Ethics Morals Behavior] 1936 words
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International Business: The Importance of Ethics in Business - International Business The business world has always relied heavily on contractual agreements while conducting business. These contracts while written in ink, are set in stone. Once your business partner signs his/her name on the dotted line the pact has been sealed and nothing else needs to be said. But what happens when you take away the physical contractual element and everything is agreed upon through one's word. The world of business ethics is an old discipline in most parts of the world, and in most cases, is applied to the everyday business world....   [tags: business ethics, business morality] 1640 words
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Business Ethics - Outline : A) General overview. B) Utilitarian theory. C) Kant theory. C) Rawls theory. D) Conclusion. Foreword: This research paper discusses theories in business ethics. It also considers three cases that illustrate ethics principles violation. Thesis: Nowadays in the era of economic relations and international trade business ethics plays a very important role. Nowadays in the era of economic relations and international trade business ethics plays a very important role. It is of vital importance at any level of activity: corporate, state or international....   [tags: Business Ethics]
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Ethics of Civil Disobedience - Ethics of Civil Disobedience Ban animal cruelty. Give aid to the poor. Save the rainforests. Obey the law. As a human race we must strive to fulfill these commands, for they are our moral duties and obligations. Our obligation to morality sometimes leads to a dilemma. What happens when a law contradicts the morally right thing to do. Would it be moral to act illegally by breaking the law. No matter how drastic the measure, we are still required to act morally--even if one must break the law to do so....   [tags: Ethics Morals Philosophy Rationality Essays]
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Cultural Values and Personal Ethics Paper - Cultural Values and Personal Ethics Paper Personal, organizational, and cultural values are the basis of an individual's personal and professional decision-making style. These values are the key ingredients that make up our core beliefs. Values are ideas that are actions which could be right or wrong, good or bad that are the basis of human action (Tosi 2000). Personal values might also be called morality, since they reflect general expectations of any person in any society, acting in any capacity....   [tags: Morals Ethics Decision making ] 1351 words
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Security, Software, and Ethics - Security, Software, and Ethics Introduction Every day, we use computer software to perform everyday tasks. These can range from sending e-mail, balancing your checkbook, web browsing, shopping and much more. Most people don't stop to think about the security of the software that we use on a daily basis. Users are more concerned about getting their work done, and security is little more than an afterthought. Security is a very important and often overlooked aspect of software development. Security is used to authenticate users, manage access to resources, and to ensure that data hasn't been compromised....   [tags: Software Computers Ethics Morals Essays]
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It's Time for a Universal Code of Ethics for Public Relations - It's Time for a Universal Code of Ethics for Public Relations Contemporary public relations is a twentieth-century phenomenon that evolved from the press gentry of the 1800s. These old-time press agents played upon the credulity of the public in its desire to be entertained, whether or not they were deceived. Advertisements and press releases were often exaggerated to the point of being complete falsifications. In promoting an attraction, press agents dropped multitudes of tickets on the newspaper editors desk along with the releases....   [tags: Ethics Communications]
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Essay on Character, Symbolism, and Language in Linda Pastan's Ethics - Use of Character, Symbolism, and Descriptive Language in Linda Pastan's Ethics              As people evolve from children to young adults and finally to maturity, they find that they are constantly faced with difficult decisions.  Learning to make the right choice in a difficult situation is one of the hardest lessons to learn.  Many people make choices without considering what the results may be.  They only look to the future for knowledge instead of considering the knowledge already discovered in the past.  In Linda Pastan's "Ethics," the author has painted a picture of the difficulty people have when they refuse to realize that the most difficult choices to make are also the most imp...   [tags: Pastan Ethics] 940 words
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Ethics and Management Decision Making - “We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals; We know now that it is also bad economics” (Franklin Delano Roosevelt as cited in Godwin, 2008; Good Money & Quotes, 2010) 1. Introduction Business Industry has witnessed the outcomes of bad moral decisions taken by business leaders. Enron’s story is only one example of corporate scandals and cases of bad moral decisions, which has not only shaken the public trust in corporations, but also affected the bank accounts of investors and employees....   [tags: Business Ethics]
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Computer Hackers and Ethics -  What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘hacker’. For most it means stealing information through the Internet, gaining illegal access to another person’s PC, or simply - disruptive behavior using a computer. The subject of hacking is no secret to the general public. Many people have been exposed to it by a bad experience or through the news and media. The idea of hacking that is stuck in the minds of people is that of which they have seen in the movies. The movies portray hackers as young and devious criminals....   [tags: computers, ethics] 1583 words
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Business Ethics Case Study - 1. The Facts: Kermit Vandivier works for B.F. Goodrich. His job assignment was to write the qualifying report on the four disk brakes for LTV Aerospace Corporation. LTV purchased aircraft brakes from B.F. Goodrich for the Air Force. Goodrich desperately wanted the contract because it guaranteed a commitment from the Air Force on future brake purchases for the A7D from them, even if they lost money on the initial contract. John Warren is a seven-year senior project engineer with Goodrich was directly in charge of the original computations for the brake and the preliminary design....   [tags: Business Ethics] 1348 words
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Business Ethics: Gumdrop Northern - In Gumdrop Company, there were various ethical issues identified when it was operating in America. The unethical aspects caused various problems to not only the company, but also other persons using its products. These issues eventually led to the closure of the company in America through corrupt and improper channels; but it opened up new branches in Argentina and Columbia. One of the ethical issues was production of landmines that were banned by the international community. This concern is founded on the fact that landmines were used in wars and the effects they have on the land and residents are too hazardous to be accepted....   [tags: Business Ethics ]
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Business Ethics: Apple, Inc. - Apple is a company facing a lot of ethical dilemmas. Since it is such a large and rapidly growing company, they face a lot of scrutiny from the media. Apple also faces a lot of pressure to be competitive in the technology market. As a result of this, companies tend to cut costs in as many ways as possible, some of which aren’t always ethical. One of the most typical ways businesses cut costs is by lowering production costs, which entails outsourcing for cheap labor. However, in order for labor to be made cheaper many sacrifices have to be made, which tend to be forced upon the workers by lowering wages, making working conditions unfavorable, and often by employing child labor....   [tags: Business Ethics ]
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Book VII of the Nichomachean Ethics by Aristotle - Book VII of the Nichomachean Ethics by Aristotle Introduction In book seven of the Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle sets out his theory of akrasia, or weakness of will. Aristotle attempts to explain both how such actions are possible (contra Socrates), and how we can dissolve the puzzles (aporiai) generated by our most important (kurios) commonly held beliefs, which arise in response to the actions of the incontinent person. This paper will review book VII of the Nichomachean Ethics (EN), and attempt to resolve some of the remaining questions left open by Aristotle’s critique....   [tags: Aristotle Nichomachean Ethics Philosophy Essays]
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Personal Ethics - Personal Ethics In today's world, individuals can make a single decision that can have a profoundly positive or negative effect on their family, their employer, coworkers, a nation, and even on the entire world. The life we lead reflects the strength of a single trait: our personal character. Personal ethics are different for each person but for the most part, people want to be known as a good person, someone who can be trusted, and he or she are concerned about his or her relationships and personal reputations....   [tags: Ethics Morals Psychology Essays]
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Information Ethics - Information Ethics The paper addresses theoretical and practical aspects of information ethics from an intercultural perspective. The recent concept of information ethics is related particularly to problems which arose in the last century with the development of computer technology and the internet. A broader concept of information ethics as dealing with the digital reconstruction of all possible phenomena leads to questions relating to digital ontology. Following Heidegger's conception of the relation between ontology and metaphysics, the author argues that ontology has to do with Being itself and not just with the Being of beings which is the matter of metaphysics....   [tags: Technology Information Ethics ] 1041 words
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Computer Ethics - Computer Ethics A Ten Commandments of Computer Ethics (see Appendix A) was first presented by Dr. Ramon C. Barquin's in his paper for the Computer Ethics Institute of the Brookings Institution entitled, "In Pursuit of a 'Ten Commandments' for Computer Ethics" in May of 1992. Computer ethics is about principles related to behavior and decisions made by computer professionals and users, including software engineers, operators, managers, policy makers, as well as educators and students. This means all these people involved should be supported with some "policies for ethical conduct" i.e....   [tags: Ethics Morals Morality]
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Business Ethics - In today’s global society, a Code of Ethics policy is used to label established, acceptable behaviors among that industry’s business associates, potential investors, and the corporation’s executive officers and employees, and most important, the consumer (Ethics Resource Center, 2003). In an attempt to promote an increased efficiency and productivity potential level, among employees and prospective clients, a corporation’s standard Code of Ethics should guide its members toward a more in-depth examination of their personal moral activity, and how these actions affect the people or acquaintances they encounter....   [tags: Business Ethics Morals]
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Computer Ethics - As of September 2003, there were approximately 70 million Americans or about 62 percent of the American population had at least one home computer. Another statistic is that about 55% of people also have internet on there home computers. In everyday life it is important for a person to have good ethics; this is also true about computer usage. Due to the fact that more then half of the American population owns computers, computer ethics are a growing concern in a rapidly changing society. Computer ethics can be broken down in to many topics including piracy, hacking, viruses, spam, phishing, and responsibility of use of software, cyber porn, and invasion of privacy and the use of the computer...   [tags: Ethics Morals Morality] 885 words
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Oranizational Ethics - Organizational Ethics Issue Resolution Organizational Ethic Issue Resolution An organization that lacks a true culture of ethical compliance can create problems with integrity issues with stakeholders and customers. When a major company such as Enron, was structured their approach to ethics on the surface appeared to oppose progressive innovation. The policies and ethics programs were set up to protect the company and its shareholders. According to author Berenbeim, The Enron company had a detailed code of ethics it was not enough the organization needed to incorporate ethics and integrity throughout their corporate culture....   [tags: Business Strategy Ethics] 1378 words
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Marketing Ethics - Marketing Ethics The question of whether or not marketing is completely unethical is the question most critics of marketing seem to be focusing their attention on. Ethics provide the basis for deciding whether a particular action is morally good or morally bad (Britt 553). But, each individual develops different opinions, moral standards, and values. So, marketers will deal with similar issues differently because there is no "correct" way to handle any given issue. Marketers face various types of ethical issues in their everyday marketing activities....   [tags: Business Morals Ethics Essays] 660 words
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Managerial Ethics - Managerial Ethics In today’s fast paced business world many managers face tough decisions when walking the thin line between what’s legal and what’s socially unacceptable. It is becoming more and more important for organisations to consider many more factors, especially ethically, other than maximising profits in order to be more competitive or even survive in today’s business arena. The first part of this essay will discuss managerial ethics[1] and the relevant concepts and theories that affect ethical decision making, such as the Utilitarian, Individualism, Moral rights approach theories, the social responsibility of organisations to stakeholders and their responses to social demands, wit...   [tags: Business Ethics Management] 1607 words
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Clinical Ethics: The Case of Terri Shiavo - I have chosen to discuss the case of Terri Shiavo which was a very big ethical case back in 2005. She had been left on a ventilator for 15 years. So let’s start from the beginning. On February 25, 1990 Terri Schiavo had a cardiac arrest that was causes by extreme hypokalemia (low potassium) brought on by an eating disorder (Quill, 2005). As a result of this cardiac arrest Terri developed severe hypoxic – ischemic encephalopathy which is another way of saying lack of oxygen to the brain (Quill, 2005)....   [tags: Medical Ethics]
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Whistleblowing and Corporate Ethics: Hughes Aircraft - Introduction Whistleblowers were never treated with hospitality. In general, 90% of whistleblowers lost their jobs or were demoted, regardless of the industry; 27% faced lawsuits; 26% had psychiatric or medical referrals; 17% lost their homes, and 8% went bankrupt (Waters 2008). As highly righteous as whistleblowers are, they also suffer severe consequences. In Hughes Aircraft case, the company's employees who decided to blow the whistle, Goodearl and Aldred were extremely affected and treated unfairly, so much so that " [Goodearl] and her husband had to file for bankruptcy, and Aldred was on welfare for a year before she could find another job."(The Hughes Whistleblowing Case , n.d.)....   [tags: Business, Ethics]
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Ethics - Ethics Imagine a 15 year old student in philosophy class. After discussing why should you or shouldn't you judge other societies, and getting in depth with ethics, the teacher decides to tell a story to the class. She says"..there is a tribe in the Amazon(Brazil) were they show love and respect by cutting body parts.It would be a good sign if your father cuts a finger of a son...." she then asked the class ".... if you end up in the Amazon, would you stop a father cutting a sons finger because in your society is wrong....   [tags: Work Ethics Morals] 1607 words
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My Personal Code of Ethics - Preamble I, Rob Geis, commit myself to the code and values that I am about to describe. As a person I have vast life experiences that have affected who I am and what I believe in. As a Public Relations professional it seems that our industry is often under ridicule for being unethical and known as spin doctors. As an ethical student and person I consider these key values as guiding stones to my applied ethical choices. Family, friends, school and religion have all made me the person I am today and influence my ethical choices....   [tags: Ethics in Public Relations]
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Teacher Ethics - Teacher Ethics “Ethics are defined as a set of principles of right conducts; the rules or standards governing the conduct of a person or the members of a profession” ( Dictionary of the Human Language, 2000). Teachers are often put in situations that require more than just knowing the basic school rules. It is within these situations, that the ethical dilemmas occur. There is not always a right way to deal with many daily problems that face educators, but there are ways to handle situations that are better then others....   [tags: moral code ethics ethical educators]
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War Ethics in Iraq - Lieutenant Colonel Allen B. West of the U.S. Army 4th Infantry Division is a leader doing what a leader is required to do; to lead and protect those in which he leads. LTC West was charged with communicating a threat and aggravated assault. These are serious war crimes charged to a leader who was undeserving of such implications. The villains here are the politicians who prevent soldiers like LTC West from efficiently fighting the war in Iraq. LTC West a battalion officer in Iraq during on or about January of 2003 to October of 2003; made a controversial decision....   [tags: Ethics] 836 words
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Ethics: God and Abraham - The first problem, “Is there a teleological suspension of the ethical?” begins by declaring that the ethical is the universe which applies to everyone. However, our purpose in the universe, is to act ethically. “As soon as the single individual wants to assert himself in his particularity, in direct opposition to the universe, he sins, and only by recognizing this can he again reconcile himself with the universe” (Kierkegaard, 1985, p. 83). I think that this statement makes sense because we cannot move forward in life unless we acknowledge the mistakes that we have made....   [tags: universe, ethics, sacrifice] 545 words
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Business Ethics - Business Ethics Ethics is a branch of philosophy that inquires into the nature of ultimate value and the standards by which human actions can be judged right or wrong (“ethics,” Collegiate). Ethics is not primarily concerned with the description of moral systems in societies. That task, which remains on the level of description, is one for anthropology or sociology. In contrast, ethics deals with the justification of moral principles. A Brief History of the Study of Ethics Ethics has been studied since ancient times....   [tags: Philosophy Ethics Morality essays research papers]
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Justice vs. Reality in "Lifeboat Ethics: the Case against Helping the Poor" by Garrett Hardin - The essay titled "Lifeboat Ethics: the Case against Helping the Poor" by Garrett Hardin, was very interesting. The first part of the essay used a metaphor of the rich people of the earth in a lifeboat and the poor people in the sea drowning. The rich people could only allow a few people in and if they let, too many people in they will sink the boat and all die. The best thing for the rich people to do is not to let anyone in so they will have adequate supplies and space for them to survive. Later in the essay, Hardin writes about the differences in the population growth between rich and poor nations....   [tags: Lifeboat Ethics, Garrett Hardin, poverty, ] 535 words
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Sports Ethics - Sports Ethics Vince Lombardi, most likely the best coach to ever lead a team to victory or multiple ones on a football field. His ethics sometimes questionable, but never misunderstood, were always meant to lead and encourage his team to be nothing but the best, and the best was achieved in 1967. After nine incredible winning seasons with the Green Bay Packers, Lombardi decided to retire as head coach. The Packers had dominated professional football under his direction, collecting six division titles, five NFL championships, two Super Bowls and acquiring a record of 98-30-4....   [tags: Athletics Sports Ethics Drug Abuse Essays]
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Environmental Ethics - Our modern industrial society provides us with great physical and psychological comfort. We live not with a fear for our lives, we are politically stable and dominant; even the terrorist attacks against us cannot strip us of our safety bubble. We live with the luxury of convenience provided by our technologies, such as household appliances, personal computers, indoor heating and plumbing, personal automobiles with “endless fuel” the list is infinite. We live in a disposable society, where it is not commonplace to have material goods fixed, but rather replaced....   [tags: Ethics Philosophy Global Warming Climate Change]
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Digital Image Alteration and Photojournalist Ethics in China and USA - Digital Image Alteration and Photojournalist Ethics in China and USA Introduction Photography is a process where lights are recorded through chemical means(by film) or by an electronic device such as digital sensor. The resulting photograph represents a optically realistic portrait of a specific event at a specific location and time. This connection to reality allows people place a significant amount of trust on photographs and coined the phrase "the camera does not lie." Thus, photographs are used heavily in news reporting as a proof that a certain event has occurred....   [tags: Photo Journalism Photographs Ethics Essays]
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Importance of Dr. Kevorkian case for Medical Ethics - Importance of Dr. Kevorkian case for Medical Ethics The Dr. Kevorkian case is important for medical ethics, because it brings up the issues of physician-assisted suicide and physician-assisted death. Physician-assisted suicide is where the doctor is assisting the patient in suicide, but the patient actually performs the act. Physician-assisted death, also known as euthanasia, is when the doctor does the act to bring about the patient’s death based on the patient’s request. This brings up the limitations of beneficence....   [tags: Medical Ethics Assisted Suicide Essays]
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Code of Ethics in Management Accounting and Financial Management - Code of Ethics in Management Accounting and Financial Management When faced with major problems and dilemmas in management accounting and financial management, practitioners look to the 'standards of ethical conduct' for practitioners of management accounting and financial management. While looking at ethical standards one has to look at four different areas they are competence, confidentiality, integrity, and objectivity. These four areas are the backbone of what management accounting and financial management are made....   [tags: Ethics Morals Accounting Finance Essays]
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Ethics Essay - Many people face ethical dilemmas everyday where they might have to choose between their personal beliefs, or to strictly obey laws and rules. However not all can make the correct decisions because such dilemmas are difficult to answer and one may differ from another in moral stance. Applying my own moral principles to solve the dilemma, I believe that a postconventional approach must be taken if I were the CFO. Although I have a legal responsibility as Chief Financial Officer to keep valuable investment information confidential until the company releases such information to the public, the financial situation of the company demands that a law must be disregarded in order to save this firm...   [tags: Business Ethics] 1035 words
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Ethics, Pharmacists and Robert R. Courtney - In July 2001 Robert R. Courtney’s illegal and highly unethical behavior was brought to the attention of local authorities and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Courtney’s blatant disregard for the trust patients placed in him was evidenced by his daily violations of their rights and expectations while he supposedly provided quality healthcare service. By August 2001, following investigation, the FBI filed 20 federal charges against Courtney that carried a maximum prison sentence of 196 years (United Press International, 2002)....   [tags: Ethics in Pharmacy Practice]
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Medical Ethics: Patient Wishes vs Doctor Actions - A conflict between a doctor who wants to treat his patient a certain way, and a patient who wants to be treated by the doctor the way she wants. The doctor feels the that certain treatment that the patient wants is dangerous and warns the patient that he will pronounce the patient mentally unstable. This is exactly what happened in the case of Mrs. Jackson and Dr. Lowell. The conflict in this entire article is if weather the doctor can, or can not, accuse his patient mental instability to go about the treatment as he sees fit....   [tags: Medical Ethics]
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What is Ethics and the Background behind Ethics - 1) What is Ethics. There are many different opinions of people on the word ‘ethics’. Some would say it is to differentiate between rights or wrong based on feeling. Another part of society believes that ethics is something that is a requirement by religion. Others however, would say that ethics is an obligation to uphold the law. When people defines ethics by separating right and wrong based on feelings, it is not entirely true because some people tend to choose the wrong thing to do based on feelings....   [tags: right, wrong, ethical, business] 1167 words
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Business Ethics Issues in the Movie Boiler Room - Business ethics issues in the movie “Boiler room” Business comprises principles and standards that guide behavior in the world of business. Stakeholders-investors, customers, interest groups, employees, the legal system, and the community often determine whether a specific behavior is right or wrong, ethical or unethical. Judgments of these groups influence society’s acceptance or rejection of a business and it’s activities. Every business has a social responsibility toward society. That means to maximize positive affects and minimize negative affects on the society....   [tags: business ethics morals film boiler room] 1086 words
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Kellogg’s Ethics - Kellogg’s Ethics Kellogg’s Overview The Kellogg’s company shows a serious commitment to ethics. In 2007, they were the top U.S. company for ethics in the food and beverage industry; third globally.[1] Their role in the food and beverage industry has been maintained for over 100 years, and they produce their products globally, spanning 180 countries. They produce food items such as cookies, crackers, cereal, baking needs, and many other snack items commonly consumed. Ethics is a large part of the Kellogg’s organization; they firmly believe in social responsibility, as well as maintaining their employee’s satisfaction....   [tags: Business Ethics Analysis] 1446 words
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Morals and Ethics - Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, and Nietzsche all had their own ideas for which one could reach happiness in his/her life. All have similarities in there reasoning except Nietzshe, who contradicts the others entirely. Plato states that to understand virtue is happiness. In turn virtue suffices for happiness and is necessary. Also he intuits that human reasoning prevails over spirited element or a person?s appetite. Aristotle?s arguments relate with Plato, but he builds more to it and finds his own answers....   [tags: Religion, Ethics] 1125 words
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The Ethics of Bribery - Bribery is wrong, and it would be almost instinctive to point at the benefits of impartially functioning public servants and incorrupt corporations to our democratic society as justification. However, in this imperfect world where bribery is rife in varying degrees, is it possible to express this notion convincingly. Certainly 'because the UK Bribery Act says so' is far less persuasive to a council planning office in Shanghai than in London, and indeed in compliance with section 7 of the Bribery Act 2010 which relates to commercial offences, it is essential that this question is engaged with on a corporate scale and without assertion through dogma....   [tags: democratic society, imperfect world] 1797 words
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The Ethics of Longevity - Within the last century, the advancements of modern science, technology and research have increased the average human life expectancy worldwide. While new research has produced drugs to help us live longer with diseases like cancer, AIDS and diabetes, it has also created designer drugs to aid and relieve the side affects of aging. With these benefits come personal rights and social responsibilities not faced by previous generations. For all of the of those that work tirelessly to bring these drugs to improve the daily life of others for little rewards, there are pharmaceutical giants whose profits climb to new heights by marketing drugs to the aging population....   [tags: Euthanasia Essays]
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The Ethics of Euthanasia - In 2007, Jack Kevorkian, who is also known as “Dr. Death”, gave a televised interview regarding his views on physician assisted suicide (Neal). He has been released from prison only several months prior to the interview: Kevorkian was ordered to serve a 10 to 25 year long prison sentence for euthanizing over 100 patients between the years of 1990 and 1992 (Neal). By his own admission, Kevorkian administered euthanasia to multiple patients and did so without pangs of conscience. In the highly publicized interview of 2007, Dr....   [tags: Physician assisted suicide]
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The Ethics of Ambiguity - Ambiguity can be defined as a lack of precise meaning or interpretation, so how can we describe human existence as “ambiguous”. Surely, there must be some essence, or characteristic thing, that we can use to solidify the meaning of our existence. However, it becomes difficult to pin down exactly what every human existence has in common. Dreams of fame and fortune motivate and consume the lives of some people, others dedicate their lives to help people less fortunate, and still there are those that sit on a couch all day watching TV as their years monotonously pass by....   [tags: Simone de Beauvoir]
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Ethics and the Advancement of Military Technology - I. Introduction: Technology in the light of military weaponry has been one of the growingly controversial issues that the world faces today. Among the top weapon types that have advanced greatly over the past recent years are nuclear, chemical and biological weaponry. Though the United States government and military has been enthusiastically involved in the evolution of these weapons, their enthusiasm dwindles when responsibility must be taken for the consequences that result. Consequences that are left unresolved or postponed only bring about more doubts and questions that all branch off of one basic issue: Is it ethical to continue the advancement of nuclear, chemical and biol...   [tags: Philosophy Ethics]
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The Ethics of Torture - In the United States legal system, torture is currently defined as “an act committed by a person acting under the color of law specifically intended to inflict severe physical or mental pain or suffering (other than pain or suffering incidental to lawful sanctions) upon another person within his custody or physical control.” as defined by Office of the Law Revision Counsel, U.S. House of Representatives (US Code, 1) Though this is a seemingly black and white definition, the conditional “…other than pain or suffering incidental to lawful sanctions…” have led many to question what precisely this entails....   [tags: Ethical Torture]
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The Ethics of Source Code Theft - Introduction Source code is the lifeblood of all high tech software organizations. If it falls into the wrong hands, a company will very likely experience damagingly costly repercussions. As a result, most tech companies invest a relatively large chunk of their revenues into network security. Why do people pirate software. The obvious answer is: people want to use the software, but not pay for it. However, when we change the question slightly, to: “Why do people steal source code?” A variety of interesting answers can pop up....   [tags: Programming Ethics]
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Ethics of Affirmative Action - Affirmative Action: Staying on the Road to Equality “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness” (Declaration of Independence, 1776). Who would imagine that in a country under the blanket such a brilliant, ethical and proud statement of equality, there could be so much dissention about equality. Our nation has interpreted this statement differently since it was written, and still, more than two hundred years later, we are on the road to a truly equal society....   [tags: Ethics Morals]
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Operation And Management Ethics - Abstract In this paper I will define Operational Management and discuss an ethical decision made by operational managers in my organization. Operational Management Our text defines Operational management "as the design, operation, and improvement of the systems that create and deliver the firm's primary products and services." (Chase, et. al, 2006). Operations Management involves the management of the entire system that produces a good or delivers a product. It involves making processes efficient and effective....   [tags: Business Ethics] 1267 words
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Business Ethics of Pollution - Pollution is the act or process of polluting or the state of being polluted, especially the contamination of soil, water, or the atmosphere by the discharge of harmful substances (http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=pollution). Pollution is a universal problem. It seems that many businesses and people are unaware of the effect that pollutants have on people. Car exhaustion, tobacco smoking, dumping waste, and emission from factories and plants are just a few ways to pollute our ozone. I will discuss two Acts that the Environmental Protection Agency complies with....   [tags: Business Ethics] 1604 words
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Code of Ethics - A common element that different companies have across the board is a code of ethics. Not only do they have these codes of ethics, but they enforce them as best they can. From mass media to public relations, every kind of company has a code of ethics. Mass media has used codes of ethics for nearly 100 years. There have been arguments on if media should have a code of ethics. Michael Dorsher and David Gordon argue in Chapter 5 about these codes of ethics and how they fit in with mass media. Dorsher “argues that codes are too general and too idealistic to be useful in dealing with real-world” (Gordon 167)....   [tags: companies, social pressures]
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Philosophy of Ethics - The word “ethics” comes from Greek ethikas meaning character. Today, we use ethics to describe the normative standard of behavior. The history of philosophical ethics has been broken up into five rational methods: Virtue, Traditional, Modern, and Post-Modern Ethics. Within these periods, the philosophy of ethics changed along with the changes being made within society. The first rational method is Virtue Ethics. The major philosophers during this period were materialists such as Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, and Plutarch....   [tags: Philosophy ]
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Ethics in Accounting - Introduction There has been an increasing call for the consideration of ethics as part of accounting education programme and management globally in recent years. Many professional bodies are requiring ethics coverage. We regularly see calls for more ethical behavior in business in the media. Businesses need to clean up its act, including the phases and concepts as concern for environment, concern for employees, stakeholder interest, and the need for people to take a position. The study of ethics does not provides a list of things which are right or which are wrong, rather it provide a framework for understanding and analysing the impact of a decision from an ethical perspective....   [tags: code of conduct]
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Ethics in Psychology - ... Animal Subjects This is a sensitive issue area in regards to research. There are many types of research that just are not feasible to do with human subjects; therefore the justification for non-human animals come into the experiment. Even though there are many benefits to using animals, many animal rights groups maintain strong opposition to using animals for research. This is why the APA has developed the Committee on Animal Research and Ethics (CARE). It is the responsibility of CARE to audit that all ethics regarding animal usage is followed (“Committee on animal,” 2014)....   [tags: moral principles]
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Code of Ethics - Code of Ethics for Trident Manufacturing Within a complex environment, we have a determination to respect the ethical principles governing our activities and have a commitment to abide by the laws and regulations that apply in each country in which we operate. In a society with a diverse value system and increased judgment publicly by groups with varying values and interests, there seems to be more demands on business people to make stronger ethical decisions. In our daily activities, we rely on our ethical values to guide us in the right direction and do the right things....   [tags: Business Practices, Core Values of A Firm] 2054 words
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Code of Ethics - Morality and ethics guide people to the correct or best acceptable course of action. This is true of one’s personal dealings as well as self conduct in business. It is therefore important to understand what these concepts mean. Morality is the culturally based rules for right and wrong behavior, which has evolved over time. According to Joseph Migga Kizza (2011), “Morality is a set of rules of right conduct, a system used to modify and regulate behavior. It is a quality system by which we judge human acts right or wrong, good or bad” (p.12)....   [tags: morality, law, Microsoft, Google]
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Purpose of Ethics - What is the purpose of ethics. What is subjective relativism. What vision of moral life would I adapt to my life. Looking back to when class started in September or when I was picking classes for my senior year, I did not know anything about the topic of ethics or what the topic entailed. After reading the assigned readings from The Source Reader and The Study Guide, I can say I learned a lot in this course. I’ve been able to see where other people develop their views of ethics from the traditions they originate from....   [tags: Subjective Relativism, Ten Commandments]
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Ethics in Coaching - Ethics in Coaching The International Association of Coaching’s (IAC) ethical principles and the International Coach Federation’s (ICF) code of ethics both provide a framework of ethical standards for professional coaches. While both provide standards of professional conduct for coaching, the ICF’s code of ethics resembles a set of guidelines and the IAC’s ethical principles is approached as a firm set of instructions. Let me first distinguish the difference between the two bodies. The IAC is an independent certifying organization for the coaching industry....   [tags: sports, international coach federation]
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Biometrics and Ethics - Computer technology brought upon many unexpected ethical issues. When discussing about ethics, we need to talk about the importance of computers and be able to answer questions like: what is the reason for addressing the impact of computers on ethics. In his article “What is computer ethics?” Dr. James Moor analyzed and elaborated the very question. Dr. Moor begins his article by defining computer ethics. In his words, “computer ethics is the analysis of the nature and social impact of computer technology and the corresponding formulation and justification of politics for the ethical use of such technology” (James Moor, 1985)....   [tags: Technology ]
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Ethics and Utilitarianism - Utilitarianism The field of ethics in philosophy is complex, vast, and very controversial. It involves systemising, defending and reviewing concepts of right or wrong. philosophers usually divide ethics into 3 main divisions, metaethics, normative ethics, and applied ethics. Applied ethics is the branch of ethics which consists of the analysis of specific, controversial moral issues such as abortion, animal rights, or euthanasia. Normative ethics is, in the simplest form, the search for ideal rules to test proper behaviour....   [tags: Morality, Happiness] 1181 words
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The Nicomachean Ethics - In Aristotle’s The Nicomachean Ethics, he explicates the basic principles of friendship. However, he does not only explain friendship between two people. Aristotle delves further into the topic and sheds light on “intrapersonal” friendship – friendship with oneself. Although this idea of comprehending the relationship people have with their own selves might seem intricate and hard to understand, Aristotle applies the same principles of interpersonal friendship to the kind of friendship people have with themselves....   [tags: self-love and friendship]
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The Confucian Ethics - Confucianism is a system of ethics and philosophy developed by Confucius and his disciples. For two millenniums, the Chinese people emphasized Confucian ethics as the superior source of inspiration for human interaction at all levels between individual, subject and ruler. His philosophy was predominant in the heart of Chinese education, governance and moral ethics. Confucianism established the moral standard and ethical ideals in East Asia by creating the fundamental structure of virtue. As a result, his philosophy on virtue was integrated with politics, religions, education and psychology to prevent political chaos and social disorder (Yao 34-35)....   [tags: Philosophy ]
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Ethics In Counseling - People deal with different life situation’s every day and counseling is a great way to cope with situations that are hard to cope by oneself. Counselors are faced with these situations and it is extremely important to be prepared and have the proper training to be able to handle a client’s situation to the best of their ability. There are rules and regulations to help keep counselors on a professional level to help guide with situations such as confidentiality, supervisor and trainee relationships, and diversity and clinical experience....   [tags: case study]
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Virtue Ethics and Business Ethics - Virtue Ethics and Business Ethics When considering Aristotelian ethics and then placing them in the context of modern business practices, it is important to note that the Greek paradigm was very different to that of our own in the modernist age. Homer’s Greek myths, imminent wars and conflicts and empires were all important issues in Greek times, society however does not place such emphasis on these in today’s society. The concept of strong bonds in a community where individuals must dutifully care for one another is not integral in today’s society especially in a more capitalist society upon which the western world works and flourishes....   [tags: Papers] 1943 words
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Organizational Ethics - Introduction Organizations and companies often face difficult ethical and moral issues that affect the overall well-being of the company. Making the right or wrong decision can cause companies to be either successful or failures. Leaders and managers have an obligation to stakeholders, officers, board members, employees, and customers to make the right ethical decisions. Making the wrong decisions can affect not only the lives of the board members but can also adversely affect employees as in the case of identity theft....   [tags: Business Ethics] 1814 words
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Companies, Ethics, and Privacy of Personal Information - Introduction Personal data is quickly becoming a commodity in today's high technology world. This information is used by banks, investment and brokerage companies, credit card merchants, government agencies (local, state and federal), and consumer product-based companies. Most people probably don't realize the amount of information that's shared between companies, or how often it's done. Many companies sell and share customer data to help sell products and find out what new products they should produce....   [tags: Privacy Morals Ethics Essays]
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Ethics - Ethics is defined as the knowledge of the principles of good and evil. Sensitivity to ethical issues should be prerequisite for any profession that holds public trust. Nursing holds a public trust and therefore we must be aware of ethical concerns when dealing with patients (Barry, 2002). Ethical dilemmas such as consent force nurses to decide on possible actions to take. By discussing the ethical principles of autonomy, beneficence and non-maleficence and applying the ethical theories I hope to make it clear how nurses justify their actions....   [tags: Informative, Good, Evil] 588 words
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