Research Papers on Ethics

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  • Ethical Systems - Formal and Informal

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of ethical systems. Using a case study, powerpoint speaker notes address formal and informal components of ethical systems. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Medical Error: Ethical Concerns

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of medical error. Reduction strategies are presented as speaker notes for a PowerPoint presentation. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Case Study on Toxic Waste Exporting and Ethics

    This 5 page paper discusses a case study supplied by the student. A company executive is proposing to build a new chemical plant in a Third World country knowing that the gases released cause a persistent haze and also can cause liver cancer in a very small number of people and mostly when they are elderly. The executive uses utilitarian philosophy to justify the proposal. This paper addresses specific questions related to the case. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Ethical Frameworks in the Organizational Context

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of organizational ethics. The challenge of accepting or rejecting ethical standards is explored via Power Point speaker notes. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Ethics, Organ Donation and A Proposed Bill

    A 6 page research paper/essay that analyzes a scenario that pertains to the proposal of a hypothetical bill concerning mandatory organ donation. The writer argues that this idea is unethical and should be abandoned. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • The Limitations of Human Cloning and Stem Cell Research

    This 10 page paper provides an overview on stem cell research and human cloning. It then presents the political and ethical arguments. The paper concludes with recommendations to limit the research but not completely ban it. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Ethical Case Study; Is It Ethical for an Employee to Use Work Time for a Personal Projects?

    This 9 page paper discusses the ethics concerning an IT professional who has used the slack time at work to write a program for personal use. The program is to identify undervalued stocks on the stock market so that the employee can purchase them. The employee has made personal gains. The paper looks at the situation from a range of ethical perspectives including consequentialism, deontological theories and principilism to determine whether the employee has acted ethically or unethically. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Media Ethics Case Study Analysis

    This 5 page paper evaluates a case study on media ethics. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • CASE STUDY: BP AND DEEPWATER HORIZON

    This 8-page paper focuses on the ethics behind the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Business Ethics: Tiffany and Co.

    This is a 7 page paper that provides an overview of different approaches to business ethics. The example of Tiffany and Co. is invoked to show the ethical ambiguities inherent in real life situations. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • An Ethical Exploration

    This 7 page paper looks at a case study in ethics and provides solutions. The case study involves the ethics of the office romance. Ethics are also discussed and defined in a general sense in another part of the paper. Ancient Greek philosophy is discussed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Issues of Partnership and Scientific Integrity

    This 6 page paper examines a case study in ethics as it respects scientific research and national security. The paper evaluates the case study and also discusses limitations in research and national security in general. The McCarthy era is referenced. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Auditor Ethics in the Case of ZZZZ Best

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of auditor ethics. The case study of ZZZZ Best is looked at in light of auditor independence. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Law and Ethics

    This 5 page paper tackles three legal questions. One pertains to legal perternalism, another to sexual harassment and finally, the topic of assisting third world countries in cleaning up the environment is addressed. Both sides of each issue are explored. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Physician Reported Syphilis and Ethics

    5 pages in length. The moral obligation Jeff's doctor is compelled to uphold falls under support of deontological ethics, a theory that espouses one's moral duty in any given situation. As a physician, he is torn between his purported duty to warn and the obligation to protect doctor/patient confidentiality; however, the moment Jeff's actions caused other people to become unwitting victims of his indiscretion, the deontological obligation overruled any professional accountability the doctor may have had. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Medical Issues in Euthanasia

    This 3 page paper discusses how the rule of “do no harm” applies in cases where a patient asks the doctor to help them die. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Violating Nursing Protocol

    6 pages in length. There is a reason why nurses must wait for and abide by doctors' orders when it comes to the administration of medications; to ignore the chart's state dosage, the nurse compromises the fundamental basis of ethics that provides the foundation upon which medical professionals operate. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Deciding Who Lives and Who Dies

    A 5 page essay that relates to an assignment scenario that presents an ethical dilemma, in which a committee must decide on which one of four candidates in renal failure should be given the opportunity to live, as this decision would allow that individual access to the "famous kidney machine," which can filter their blood, allowing life to continue despite kidney failure. There is only one vacancy on the machine's current use schedule and the committee has to consider four candidates who have been recommended by the facility's doctors. Each of the candidates has an aspect of his or her personality and life situation that recommends that individual as the ideal candidate. The writer also argues against the ethics of this scenario as both unethical and immoral. No bibliography is provided.

  • The Ethical Issues Involved With Assisted Suicide

    This 5 page report discusses various ethical issues associated with assisted suicide. The debate has generally centered around both the moral and legal issues of the process. The central argument for assisted suicide is based on respect for the patients' autonomy. The main argument against assisted suicide is the belief in the inherent sacredness of life and that God only has the right to end one's life. The ethical questions surrounding the care of terminally ill patients often focus on when treatment should be withheld or withdrawn. A case study regarding a paralyzed but mentally competent adult, African-American man and a severely disabled newborn is also considered. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Assisted Suicide and Quality of Life

    A 5 page paper which argues for the right to have an assisted suicide. The paper focuses on ethics and the quality of life. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Assisted Suicide Arguments Both For and Against

    This 5 page paper plus 1 page outline looks at the arguments for and against assisted suicide. The thesis of the paper is that that, whilst it is important to have as many safeguards as possible to ensure that assisted suicide is used correctly, the availability of assisted suicide in controlled condition may be seen as adding value to human life rather than devaluing life. In this way it may reduce suffering and increase the value that is placed on the quality as well as quantity of human life. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Examining Suicide from a Fresh Perspective

    This 7 page paper takes a look at the ethics of suicide and whether or not the public has a moral responsibility to stop it. Individual rights are held high in this thoughtful look at a controversial topic. The ideas of Hume and Szasz are included. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Conflict Progresses into Cyber Mediation

    This 7 page paper explores cyber mediation as the alternative to face to face conflict resolution. It looks at the main arguments of impersonalization, security, and access. The bibliography lists 8 references.

  • Ethics Pornography Cyberspace

    This 8 page paper reviews the literature to determine the answers for three critical questions regarding the regulation of pornography on the Internet, texting, and other realms of cyberspace. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Cyber-Crime Prevention: The Ethical Considerations

    This is a 12 page paper that provides an overview of the ethics of cyber-crime prevention. Ethical concerns are expressed at both the organizational and federal level. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Assisted Suicide - Taking a Contrary View

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of assisted suicide. Reasons both moral and medical are presented to support its condemnation. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: The Legal and Ethical Dimensions

    This is a 9 page paper that provides an overview of euthanasia and assisted suicide. Drawing upon several sources, a distinction is drawn between palliative treatment and outright administration of lethal drugs. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Legal and Ethical Views on Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

    In three pages this paper expresses the writer’s beliefs about euthanasia and its justification, considers euthanasia within the context of “special populations,” and discusses physician-assisted suicide law in the writer’s home state of Washington. Four sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Apple and Their Ethical Position

    This 8 page paper looks at Apple to assess whether or not the firm may be seen as ethical when considered in the context of the suicides at the supplier firm Foxconn. The issues are outlined and then the way the events and firms response is considered in the context of business ethics and ethical theory. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Ethical Theories and Dr. Death

    This 4 page paper argues that the ethical theory of altruism is the best way to explain the suicides presided over by Dr. Kevorkian. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Plato's Views on the Ethics of Healthcare

    17 pages in length. The writer discusses Platonic philosophy as it pertains to abortion, animal research, euthanasia/suicide and withholding information from terminally ill patients. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Euthanasia According to John Stuart Mill and Immanuel Kant

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of the central views of Kant and Mill as they apply to perspectives on euthanasia, also known as assisted suicide. This paper considers the ethical reasons behind the use of euthanasia as they are defined by an understanding of Kant's Critique of Practical Reason and Mill's Utilitarianism. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Last Wish by Betty Rollin

    A 5 page summation and analysis of Betty Rollin's book 'Last Wish.' This book offers a narrative that relates the evolution of her mother's illness, from the diagnosis of cancer through to her assisted suicide. Rollin makes an eloquent argument to support the actions of herself and her family in supporting her mother actions. No additional sources cited.

  • Euthanasia

    A 9 page research paper that examines the ethical issues associated with the issue of euthanasia, which are frequently addressed in contemporary society due to the fact that modern medical innovation has made it possible to prolong life in situations where, in previous eras, death would have been swift and inevitable. As this suggests, euthanasia debates are often associated with the discussions of the legality and morality of physician-assisted suicide. The following discussion of the ethics of euthanasia will consider both sides of this debate, pro and con, as well as how this issue can be regarded from various ethical perspectives, with a particular emphasis on Australian experience and law. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Ethical Theories and Norma Rae

    A paper which looks at the film Norma Rae from the perspective of various ethical theories, including utilitarianism, consequentialism and Kant's deontology.

  • Ethical Treatment of Patients and the 1975 Film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    This 5 page paper relates the fact that One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a perfect example of how NOT to treat patients. The 1975 film addressed the issue of mental illness and the medical community's response. Though the conditions and patient treatment outlined in the film might have been standard practice in the 1960s, they are no longer acceptable methods of addressing mental illness or creating positive patient care. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Wildlife and the Impact of Urbanization

    This is a 10 page paper discussing the history, context, management and philosophies behind the problem of urbanization and its impact on wildlife. Urbanization has resulted in a large negative impact on wildlife in addition in regards to the flora and fauna communities. Within the last 300 years in the U.S., deforestation for urban or agricultural use has fragmented wildlife populations through urban sprawl, linear land use (such as roads and power lands) small and large agricultural land plots in addition to the introduction of exotic plants and animals which have an impact on native plants and animals. Agricultural use and urbanization in addition to being the demise of some species also causes the shift in native plants and animals in certain areas; shifts which tend to allow for the proliferation of some species often at the expense of others. Preservation and conservation efforts within the U.S. are primarily the result of the ethics and philosophies as promoted by Aldo Leopold who called for ecological considerations in regards to any urban planning. Preservation methods today focus mainly on restraining urban sprawl through the promotion of inner city renewal, the purchase of undeveloped land for preservation, promotion of mass transit through railways and fewer roads, and set growth boundaries around urban areas. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Literature Review, Scientific and Ethics Research

    This 20-page paper evaluates the problems of ethics in scientific research. Issues discussed include misconduct (such as fabricating, falsifying and plagerism) as well as the tie between corporate funding and scientific research. The paper is mainly a literature review of the topic. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • New York Times Co. v. United States

    This 13 page paper discusses the 1971 "Pentagon Papers" case that was argued before the Supreme Court, which found that the Times could publish classified documents pertaining to the Administration's misleading of the American public with regard to the situation in Vietnam. The paper discusses what this means for journalists today; includes a brief literature review. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • A Utilitarian Approach to Sports

    This 4 page paper is an essay about the application of the ethical theory of Utilitarianism and the Deterrence theory as applied by a student determined to win a place on the team and a basketball scholarship. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Sports Gambling and the Ethical and Moral Concerns It Arouses

    This 5 page paper examines gambling in sports and how it hurts the integrity of the game. Gambling addiction is discussed as well. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Raising Moral Youth

    A 3 page paper which examines how today’s youth can combat negative moral influences through such involvement as church, education and sports, and volunteering. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Managing Finances and Ethics

    This 7 page paper examines ethics when it comes to financial management. This is discussed on both a personal and corporate level. Examples are given from different industries such as sports, medicine and the public sector. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Nurse's Views on Euthanasia

    An 8 page discussion of the ethics of euthanasia as it impacts the nursing profession. This paper contends that in some situations euthanasia could be considered morally and ethically right. At the same time, however, the author cautions that the appropriateness of euthanasia must be considered on a case by case basis. Bibliography lists sources.

  • Nursing's Philosophical Issues

    This 9 page paper delves into ethical issues in medical science. Several aspects of nursing care are discussed inclusive of the DNR order and medication errors. Several ideologies are included and discussed as they relate to the field of nursing. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Stem Cell Research and Nursing

    A 4 page overview of the many considerations entailed by stem cell research. The author contends that nurses are caught up in the issues of stem cell research not only as spectators but also as intermediaries between the world of scientific research and the general public. Nurses have the ethical responsibility to not only understand the ethical and scientific consequences of such research but also to be able to interpret these consequences to their patients. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Nursing and the Value of Honesty

    An 8 page discussion of the importance of honesty as a value in nursing. Using the example of informed consent, the author demonstrates that honesty is a particularly important value in meeting up to the Canadian Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Nursing Homes and Ethical Issues

    5 pages in length. In today's world of nursing home care, the level of abuse and neglect has reached an all-time high. The commonality of such unacceptable treatment has called for myriad legal intervention as a means by which to re-evaluate health reform; however, such inhumane activity continues in spite of these measures. The most frustrating aspect of nursing home care is the fact that the patients themselves are often incapable of reporting such treatment, rendering them victims in the ongoing breakdown of America's health care system. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Ethics In Counseling Psychology

    7 pages in length. Maintaining ethical fortitude in counseling psychology serves as the foundation of any reputable therapist; without a fundamental basis of ethics, the pledge one takes to help those in crisis holds no credibility. Ethical codes, principles and standards exist to guide counselors throughout their careers so they can readily maintain both a sound and reliable reputation within the industry. The absence of such moral directives would leave far too much decision-making to the interpretive options of each individual. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Convictions and Values

    A 4 page paper assessing the veracity of a statement made by Confucius, “To know what is right and not to do it is the worst cowardice.” The paper agrees with the statement on both national and individual levels. It uses as examples the quote by Martin Niemöller (“First they came for the Communists, but I was not a Communist, so I said nothing…”) and the experience of the author of the paper in reluctantly taking part in a substance abuse intervention of an old friend. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Nursing Ethics

    A 10 page paper examining the applicability of the philosophies of Kant, Mill and Rawls for decision-making in nursing. Today's nurses face decisions and situations that were not technologically possible only a few years ago, and they are called on to make decisions in realms that were barely considered a generation ago and did not exist earlier in the last century. The old (and some still living) philosophers provide a framework in which to approach decision-making and emerge with sound, ethical and moral decisions even though the specific situation at hand may appear to be quite thorny. Though any specific situation is likely to be complex, the old philosophers can help to illuminate the proper decision path. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Answers To Therapy Questions

    This 5 page paper provides four essays on specific questions related to psychology. This paper relates answers to questions about various therapy and personality development approaches, as well as research on obedience. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Personal Ethics and Their Importance in Psychology

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of ethics in psychology. Experimental design and personal obligations are examined. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • The Clash of Parents and Medical Professionals in 'Baby Owens'

    A 4 page examination of the ethics and law surrounding an infant diagnoses with Downs Syndrome and duodenal atresia. The baby needed medical intervention to survive. The baby's parents, however, refused treatment on the basis of their religious beliefs. The parents were Jehovas' Witnesses and believed that medical interventions such as blood transfusions were prohibited by the Bible itself. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Burning CDs/Ethical Issues

    A 3 page research paper/essay that analyzes the ethical issues involved in downloading music illegally from the Internet or burning an illegal copy of a CD obtained from a friend. Utilitarian and deontological positions are discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • IS DOWNLOADING MUSIC STEALING?

    This 3-page paper examines the ethics of downloading music from a peer-to-peer arrangement, similar to Napster. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Origins of Moral Virtue

    6 pages in length. The writer argues that moral virtue is acquired by practice and based upon the dictates of various cultural societies. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • AIDS, Morality, and 'Cheap' Drugs for Africa

    This 10 page paper considers the ethical and legal issues that are relevant when considering the need of developing nations to access essential drugs, such as those for HIV/AIDS. Issues such are moral responsibility, profit, investment, protection and patents are also considered. Patent law referent to is both international and UK is approach. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Ethical Case Study; Is It Ethical for an Employee to Use Work Time for a Personal Projects?

    This 9 page paper discusses the ethics concerning an IT professional who has used the slack time at work to write a program for personal use. The program is to identify undervalued stocks on the stock market so that the employee can purchase them. The employee has made personal gains. The paper looks at the situation from a range of ethical perspectives including consequentialism, deontological theories and principilism to determine whether the employee has acted ethically or unethically. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Google's Acquisition Of YouTube: Ethical Considerations of Content

    3 pages in length. The ethical concerns pertaining to Google's recent buy out of YouTube and the inheritance of its questionable content is not the first time the search engine giant has been criticized for acting in an inappropriate manner. That Google plans to continue allowing users of YouTube to upload illegal content such as copyrighted material harkens back to its determination to scan and offer millions of books that would otherwise not be available in such complete form. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Nursing and the Value of Honesty

    An 8 page discussion of the importance of honesty as a value in nursing. Using the example of informed consent, the author demonstrates that honesty is a particularly important value in meeting up to the Canadian Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Overview of the Honesty Concept

    A 5 page paper which discusses what honesty is, or should be. Honesty, though different for everyone, is very much a virtue if implemented in an altruistic manner. Honesty should not be used selfishly, nor with ill intent. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Ethical Considerations on Human Trafficking in the Middle East

    This 8 page paper discusses the problem and way that human trafficking occurs in the Middle East in order to debate whether or not it is ethical. A range of ethical perspectives is considered including those of Kant and Mills and the application of the categorical imperative and utilitarianism. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • The War in Iraq

    A 6 page paper which argues against the war in Iraq. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Against the Death Penalty

    A 6 page paper which argues against the death penalty. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Opposing the Justification of Torture

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of the debate on torture. Arguments against torture are presented. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Pros and Cons of Abortion

    A 5 page paper which examines the pros and cons of abortion. The paper offers the two sides and also argues for pro-choice based on predominantly philosophical reasoning. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • The Argument that Abortion is 'Wrong'

    5 pages in length. There are myriad reasons why abortion is wrong. Three of the most prominent – biblical implication, pro-life arguments and procedural side effects – provide one with a significantly better understanding of the extent to which abortion is wrong. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Abortion

    A 3 page paper which argues that abortion is murder. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Academic Cheating

    This 5 page paper discusses academic cheating: why students do it, how they do it, and what can be done about it. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • ACADEMIC DISHONESTY AND THE IMPACT ON HIGHER EDUCATION

    This 5-page paper discusses the concept of academic dishonesty (cheating, plagiarizing, etc.) and its impact on higher education. The paper also discusses academic dishonesty and its impact on life lessons

  • SUPPORTING INTEGRITY AND DISCOURAGING CHEATING IN HIGHER ACADEMICS

    This 5-page paper examines the necessity for academic honesty and the reason for presenting and writing original work. Also discussed are why students cheat. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Animal Testing and its Implications

    This 5 page paper addresses both sides of the controversy concerning testing of animals. Both pro and con arguments are fully examined. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Testing and Animal Rights

    A 4 page paper providing an overview of ethical issues concerning animal rights & testing. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Animal Testing

    A 3 page paper which argues against animal testing. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The Ethics of the Phillip Morris Company

    A 9 page paper based on a case study provided by the student. The headings include: principal facts of the case, ethical issues, primary stakeholders, possible alternatives, evaluation of each alternative according to utilitarian, justice/fairness and right/duty perspectives, constraints, implementation of selected alternative. Case has to do with Phillip Morris expanding its cigarette market to Third World and East European countries. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Biomedical Research Ethics

    A 6 page paper that explores the ethics of biomedical research, focusing on the key element of voluntary informed consent. Discussed are recent adverse events that have occurred in gene therapy research and the amendments and additions to federal regulations resulting from these events. Also included is a brief discussion of the history of the guidelines and regulations that safeguard human subject volunteers in medical and scientific research. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Payment for Donating Blood

    This 6 page paper takes the position that paid blood donation should continue to be a reality. The problems with paid blood donation in terms of ethics and safety are duly noted. The myth of the volunteer donor is explored. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Evaluating Issues to Recommend Against the Cloning of Humans

    A 6 page contention that the societal issues surrounding human cloning are simply to complex to allow the procedure to proceed. The author evaluates issues such as who would control the procedure, whether clones would be accepted as humans or used as machines of war or in other ethically disturbing ways, and who could authorize the use of an individual’s genetic material. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • IS DOWNLOADING MUSIC STEALING?

    This 3-page paper examines the ethics of downloading music from a peer-to-peer arrangement, similar to Napster. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • The Violent Gene

    A 5 page paper which examines the violent gene. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Tears of the Giraffe by Alexander Smith and Principles of Ethics

    A 5 page paper discussing this novel by Alexander Smith in terms of principles of ethics in general, but specifically those involving health care. The bottom-line message is that there are certain basic rights that individuals should be able to expect in their lives, but that are not always made available to them. When injustice occurs, the individual is to rise above it, condemning the unjust not with words or revenge, but with acts of kindness and understanding. The individual is to break the chain. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Codes of Ethics Comparisons of the Amerian Association of Pastoral Counselors, Association of Christian Counselors, and the American Counseling Association

    A 6 page comparison of these ethical codes. The author points out the similarities and differences that exist between these major counseling organizations in regard to the codes of ethics they have put into place. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Ethics In Counseling Psychology

    7 pages in length. Maintaining ethical fortitude in counseling psychology serves as the foundation of any reputable therapist; without a fundamental basis of ethics, the pledge one takes to help those in crisis holds no credibility. Ethical codes, principles and standards exist to guide counselors throughout their careers so they can readily maintain both a sound and reliable reputation within the industry. The absence of such moral directives would leave far too much decision-making to the interpretive options of each individual. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Ethics and Choice of Therapy

    A 15 page research paper that discusses the advantages and drawbacks of group versus individual therapy. The paper includes a overview of the ethical issues that affect both modalities of counseling practice. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Ethics In Information Technology

    13 pages in length. Information Technology (IT) is arguably one of the most expansive and influential forms of advancement mankind has ever created; that it serves to connect, facilitate, market and educate the entire global community speaks to a human discovery of monumental value. Indeed, something so significant in a positive light must also harbor shortcomings that can be just as substantial, which is clearly the case with the ethical concerns inherent to IT. Considered the four most prevalent ethical issues in today's IT - privacy, accuracy, property and accessibility (PAPA) - they garner tremendous attention as the illustration of how imposing an otherwise beneficial human advancement can be to its own makers. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Data Mining and Ethics

    This 10 page paper explores data mining, the new trend to compile data on individuals. Data mining is defined and explained. Ethics are explored. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Police Corruption and Its Effects

    Corruption is poisonous whenever and wherever it’s found. This 4 page paper discusses corruption in general, what to make of it as a cultural tradition, gift-giving as a potential bribe, and police corruption. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Medical Ethical Dilemma - Stem Cell Research

    This 7 page paper begins with an explanation of what a stem cell is and why it is so valuable. The writer reports some of the diseases stem cells can cure and/or prevent and discusses the progress in stem cell research. This is followed by a discussion of the ethical dilemma with this type of research and concludes with the need for the U.S. to remain competitive. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Views on Abortion

    A 5 page essay that contrasts and compares 2 essays on abortion, Don Marquis's "Why Abortion Is Immoral" and Mary Anne Warren's "The Moral Significance of Birth." The writer outlines the parameters and main points of both essays and concludes that Warren offers the most realistic real-world view. No additional sources cited.

  • A Justification of Alien Abductioins from a Utilitarian Perspective

    A 3 page exploration of the suggestion that alien beings should be allowed to abduct involuntary human subjects for lethal medical experiments provided that they give humanity a cure for all current and future viral diseases (including AIDS). The author utilizes John Stewart Mill's utilitarian approach to first validate and then to discredit the logic of this approach. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Same Sex Marriage Argument

    A 4 page paper which argues for the legalization of same sex marriages. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Enron and Ethics of the Media

    7 pages in length. The Enron debacle clearly illustrates how establishing and maintaining corporate ethics is the cornerstone to continued success, both on a personal and professional level. Constant nurturing of moral judgment and a specific code of ethics are necessary in order to perpetuate the positive image required to uphold such policy. The five primary elements of such nurturing include having a clear and concise forthrightness, which is substantiated by culture; appropriate and applicable conformity with regard to difficult situations; managerial involvement and awareness on ethics issues; a nurturing program that is wholeheartedly supported by top management; and staff involvement. These concepts, which are both interrelated and individual at the same time, represent a complete quest toward ethical decision-making. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Media Ethics Case Study Analysis

    This 5 page paper evaluates a case study on media ethics. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Media Ethics' Decline and Postmodernity

    A 3 page discussion of the manner in which media ethics have declined and even become obsolete in the contemporary world. The author defines postmodernity and the factors which have contributed to this decline in ethics. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Mass Media, Ethics, and Current Codes

    This is a 5 page paper discussing a specific mass media incident that posed an ethical dilemma and some examples of codes of ethics within media. Editors and executive officers in charge of mass media operations have formatted over 33 known codes of ethics and values in the media. Many of the codes of ethics deal with public relations and moral dilemmas, conflict of interest issues, timeless values, new technology, sources and reporters, editorial independence and diversity issues among other areas of concern. Nevertheless, cases which test the codes of media ethics continue to be an issue in the public and journalist world. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Conflict Progresses into Cyber Mediation

    This 7 page paper explores cyber mediation as the alternative to face to face conflict resolution. It looks at the main arguments of impersonalization, security, and access. The bibliography lists 8 references.

  • Case Study on Medical Ethics

    A paper which considers medical ethics with regard to professional codes of practice and Seedhouse's Ethical Grid, with reference to a specific case study.

  • CSI Personal Code of Ethics

    An 8 page research paper/essay that draws on sources in order to offer advice to a student regarding crafting a personal code of ethics for crime scene investigations (CSI). This discussion of literature focuses on the need of CSI agents to craft a personal code of ethics that builds on this professional ethical mandate using a major ethical framework as a guide. This example of such a personal code of ethics utilizes the framework provided by Christian Ethics. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Ethics of Plagiarism and Preventing Plagiarism

    A 3 page paper which examines the ethics of plagiarism and how to prevent plagiarism. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Pros and Cons of Animal Testing

    This 3 page paper discusses the pros and cons of using animals in tests for products and medicines intended for ultimate human use. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Social Responsibility and Business

    This 3 page argumentative essay considers if business should be primary concerns with making profit or if there should be a perceived moral obligation placed on business to be socially responsible. The paper looks at both sides of the argument. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Goldman Sachs and the SEC Violation

    This 3 page student essay offers the opinion that Goldman Sachs acted irresponsibly, but not illegally.

  • Warren Massacre and Utilitarianism

    A 5 page paper discussing the relationship between utilitarianism and a specific quote from 'Warren Massacre' by Nagel. The line is examined, in detail, and is found to have many qualities that address the issue of utilitarianism. But the line also offers the reader a view into vague associations which possess the possibilities of being associated with other forms of thought as well. It is very much a line which is clearly open to interpretation and opinion. No additional sources cited.

  • Modern Human Behavior and Theory of Classical Virtue

    A 5 page paper that considers whether the ethics of classical virtue theory can be applied to contemporary human behaviors. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Smoking and Utilitarianism

    A 4 page piece on how the utilitarian ideal, which states that individual rights must be given up for the greater good of all, has been applied to the recent anti-smoking agenda in America. The utilitarian images applied include: policy not backed by research, but applied in the case of children and public smoking in the case of adults; state class action suits and the tobacco settlements; and how the government is trying to incorporate utilitarian and individual freedoms under one umbrella. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Jeremy Bentham's Utilitarianism Philosophy

    The slogan 'each should count for one and none should count for more than one', something Bentham used in defense of his philosophy, is explored in this 5 page paper. Both utilitarian and opposing views are considered. A division among utilitarianism is also included as are examples to illustrate arguments on both sides. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Sir Thomas More's Trial

    A 10 page research paper that examines the trial of Sir Thomas More. The writer argues that this trial represents one of the first instances in Western culture where an individual stood up for personal liberty and freedom of religion against the overwhelming authority of the state. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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