Generally, ethics is defined as the rule for carrying out certain behaviors by distinguishing between acceptable and unacceptable behavior (Resnik, 2015). In other words, ethics assists in determining whether a decision is right or wrong when given a choice. As a matter of course, decision-making is first predisposed by personal ethic that is constructed on personal experience and conscience (Fritzsche & Oz, 2007) . It tends to be affected by family and friends (Ferrell & Gresham, 1985). Not only does personal ethics guide human behavior but also social ethics (Shaw, 2002).
According to them, there are three levels of understanding cross cultural conflicts: Meaning of universal values, relationship between principles and practices and lastly, ethical conflicts within and between organizations. It is important to understand that people as well as cultures evolve over time and therefore, there are no such set universal values. This means that managers have to adopt to a “universe of conflicting values and acceptable modes of behavior”. This makes the job of a manager, in terms of managing cross cultural conflicts, very difficult. There is a major difference between acceptable practices and the underlying principles involved.
An ethical dilemma is a difficult situation that involves a conflict between values and has no distinct definite answer. An individual facing an ethical dilemma is usually confronted with various tough choices. The individual has to question how one should react towards that complex situation and thus, make an informed choice based on what one believe is right or wrong. Ethical dilemmas are often times very multifaceted and unpredictable. They possess two or more competing solutions that are morally correct, but acting on one would mean transgressing the others.
The extent of this essay may have been the appropriate response of one, or both or two inquiries that always asked. Question such as ‘what is the value of morality?’, ‘why should I be moral?’ and or ‘what is the law of morality’ will be answered further in this essay. What is morality? When we’re asked by this question, we tend to answer the question with list of examples such as acting nice and also helping others, or how to be honest, how to be fair and to respect other property by not stealing. Some of the answers might be close to our own beliefs, or it might will be challenge our idea about morality.
These and numerous other fundamental questions are presented in moral philosophy. It is of great importance to have a clear view of both right and wrong, to determine which actions we should encourage (promote) and which ones we should try to prevent or dissuade. In my opinion, I believe that it would be a wise choice for individuals at all levels to study moral philosophy. Moral philosophy (ethics), helps to re-shape our character without prejudice, expand one’s ability to think rationally and critically, and allows the mind to be exposed to various world views presented in the form of
The beginning of the article discusses the ethical dilemmas during client support. It argues about two situations in which ethics needs to be considered. Some people argue that ethics is required in every case, while others disagree. However, the article says that value based decisions are needed in a social worker’s decision other than simply considering knowledge. A missed balance between value and knowledge can create a certain problem while making a decision.
Ethical Issues in Social Work Practice The social work profession and its Code of Ethics dictate that social workers must act in the best interest of the client, even when those actions challenge the practitioner’s personal, cultural and religious values. In practice; however, ethical decision-making is more complex than in theory. As helping professionals, social workers are constantly faced with ethical decision-making or ethical dilemmas. As noted by Banks (2005), an ethical dilemma occurs “when a worker is faced with a choice between two equally unwelcome alternatives that may involve a conflict of moral principles, and it is not clear what choice will be the right one” (as cited in McAuliffe & Chenoweth, 2008, p. 43). In addition, ethical
Standards of ethical behavior are absorbed by seeing the examples of everybody around you. When many people share similar standards in the society, those standards become values and value system. Value can be expressed in two ways: intrinsic value and instrumental value. Intrinsic value is a value that itself is a good thing and it is pursued for its own sake. Meanwhile, instrumental value is the value that we can use it like a good tool to reach another
As I read the clients message I struggled in identifying how I should address the dilemma at hand and wonder if perhaps not responding right away and seeking assistance from my program supervisor could help me make the right decision. I was cleared that as a social worker I have the moral obligation to consider the ethical implications of my decisions in others and wanted to help the client to the best of my abilities. As I struggled I considered the ethical principals that constituted the dilemma. The first ethical principle being the dignity and worth of the person- to respect your clients right to self-determination. This can be done by helping the client enhance her capacity/ability to make her own decisions and address her own needs.
Firstly, let us look at how people can misunderstand Theological Ethics:- a) Ethics is not simply drawing up two lists. Merely looking at what is right and wrong on two lists does not do justice to the field of ethics. Ethics are far more complex, and are dependent on context. We need to know the source of these ideas of right and wrong. What were the conditions