“Do Least Harm”

This learner is studying ethics in PIPD 3260.

Morals temptations Right vs Wrong, helping vs hurting

Ethical dilemmas Right vs Right (the ‘right’ or best actions are context specific).

What might be right in one situation may not be right in another. Ethical decision-making involves a process.

Ethical dilemmas happen every day. The 4 paradigm of ethical dilemmas are:

  • Truth vs Loyalty
  • Individual vs Community
  • Short-term vs Long Term
  • Justice vs Mercy

Excellent You Tube Video-Kidder describes the 4 dilemmas succinctly 

SAIS Rush Kidder: 4 Paradigms of Dilemma

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wwQ5uTAJ5g

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