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Ethical Decisions

ETHICAL DECISIONS

1.RIGHTS + DUTIES

  • Human rights – right to life = fair trial
  • Guardians have duty to their ward
  • Rights occur from religion + social conventions

2.MAXIMISING THE AMOUNT OF GOOD IN THE WORLD

  • Utilitarianism believe that you should to the best thing for the majority
  • There are circumstances where something may be deemed wrong, but actually is the best outcome

3.MAKING OWN DECISIONS

  • Providing informed consent otherwise it is morally wrong to go ahead with the operation, trial etc.
  • Autonomy is desirable if benefits outweigh the costs
  • It is our right to act autonomously but it is also our duty to think of others

4.LEADING A VIRTUOUS LIFE

  • Consider different virtues and morals e.g. justice