Ethics Case Study: Hogtown Community Care Corp.

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Ethics can be defined as “the critical, structured examination of how individuals and institutions should behave when their actions affect others”1. In the case regarding the Hogtown Community Care Corp (HCCC), Rita the nursing assistant went against the law as well as an ethical nursing standard when she was sued for battery for physically abusing patients. HCCC will be held vicariously liable for Rita’s tort of battery because it was committed inside of the employment relationship, and she was a legal employee with the nursing home2. HCCC’s legal result of being held vicariously liable is in fact ethical, in regards to the second type of ethical reasoning of fairness/justice3.
According to the doctrine of vicarious liability, it is HCCC’s
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