Ethics

Chief executive officer (CEO) Beranger is interested in ethical theory. In a recent meeting, she asked that you conduct research on 1 of the following philosophers who examined global issues surrounding ethics and ethical decision:

  • St. Thomas Aquinas
  • Immanuel Kant
  • John Stuart Mill
  • John Rawls

She also asked that you conduct research on 1 of the following philosophers who studied personal ethics and moral development:

  • Aristotle
  • Martin Buber
  • Lawrence Kohlberg
  • Viktor Frankl

She furthers requests that you compare and contrast the 2 philosophers’ theories and discuss how ethical theories play an important role in health care. Lastly, you are asked to discuss character, personal and professional values, code of conduct, and integrity and why they are important qualities for health care professionals.

The use of APA style is expected, 3-4 pages. Students are required to reference at least 2 scholarly sources for this task.

Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

The chief executive officer (CEO) of Silver Creek Hospital (SCH), Natasha Beranger, wants to ensure that all of her staff members know the importance of ethics. She has asked you, a member of SCH’s ethics committee, to describe and define ethics. Additionally, Ms. Beranger wants you to define and discuss 1 of the principles of ethics (e.g., autonomy, justice, nonmaleficence, beneficence) and describe a situation in a health care setting that will challenge that principle.

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