This course compares religious perspectives on death and end of life decisions. This course is not recommended for NBCC ethics credit. The policies address issues of nondiscrimination, patient rights, privacy, hormone therapy, room assignments, and access to restrooms. Insurance issues are discussed.
Back to Table of Contents Christians from most church traditions are agreed that the Bible plays an essential role in determining our understanding of such commands and principles.
And it is not hard to find Bible verses that speak about work. In the first two chapters of the Bible, men and women are given work to do, both caring for and cultivating natural resources given by God Gen. There is also a daily pattern of work and rest Psalm The Book of Proverbs contains many exhortations to work hard and warnings against idleness e.
Manual work is not to be despised. Even a king works with his hands 1 Samuel Jesus did the work of an artisan Mark 6: The prophets denounce the idle rich e.
Like the prophets before him see Isa. The apostle Paul supported himself as a tentmaker to preserve his independence and self-respect, and to provide his converts with an example of diligence and self-reliance.
Paul encouraged them to share with others in need Eph.
He saw honest labor as a way of commending the gospel 1 Thess. He reprimanded those enthusiasts who wanted to give up daily work to get on with what they considered more urgent gospel work, only to end up living off other people 2 Thess. Work is to be approached as an act of worship 1 Cor.
The Bible also expresses concern about employment issues. We work for God Col. Work is to be approached wholeheartedly and done well Eccl. God intends that people should be adequately paid for the work they do and enjoy food, shelter and clothing as part of the fruit of that work Luke Employers are told to treat their employees justly and fairly, knowing that they themselves also have a master that they will ultimately answer to Col.
Employees are reminded of their responsibilities towards their employers 1 Tim. Beyond these injunctions, there are a multitude of other Bible verses that speak about relationship and integrity issues at work.
The topics include what to do when a customer is dissatisfied, when you lose a key employee, when you feel betrayed, when you feel tempted to cheat and when your employee needs motivation.
Nonetheless, the attempt to formulate a complete book of rules based on Scripture that will speak to every conceivable ethical dilemma would seem to be a hopeless quest.
No set of commands can be vast enough to cover every issue that arises. Is it ethical to award stock options based on performance? Is it ethical to advertise a product to entice people to buy more of it? Is it ethical to have hiring preferences for under-represented ethnic groups?
Is it ethical to buy a competing company? None of these situations would seem to be covered by a biblical command. Moreover, this is the problem that the scribes and Pharisees ran into as they tried to come up with a comprehensive code and ended up not only overwhelmed by trivia, but also missing the main points.Virtue ethics is currently one of three major approaches in normative ethics.
It may, initially, be identified as the one that emphasizes the virtues, or moral character, in contrast to the approach that emphasizes duties or rules (deontology) or that emphasizes the consequences of actions (consequentialism).
Learned Professionals & Ethics In this section, I argue that learned professionals, regardless of whether employed by the government or employed by private enterprise (both for-profit and non-profit organizations), need special protection for their speech and actions.
INTERVENTION AND REFLECTION: BASIC ISSUES IN BIOETHICS, 10th Edition offers students a compelling introduction to biomedical ethics by combining riveting human stories with clear explanations of cutting edge scientific research.
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Mozi's moral teachings emphasized self-reflection and authenticity rather than obedience to ritual. He observed that we often learn about the world through adversity ("Embracing Scholars" in Mozi).By reflecting on one's own successes and failures, one attains true self-knowledge rather than mere conformity to ritual ("Refining Self" in Mozi).Mozi exhorted people to lead a life of asceticism.
My Reflection on Business Ethics Introduction: For the purpose of this paper, I will briefly talk about my experience in class this semester as a business student.