Two Response Posts (RP).

  • Respond to two other students’ or instructor posts
  • RPs should be 150-250 words
  • Add new content, a distinction, or hypothesis and demonstrate how this new information makes the topic thread more clear
  • Draw attention to a consideration that has been neglected, and demonstrate how this new information motivates clearer understanding of the topic
  • Students should contribute to the discussion based on their course acquired knowledge in a meaningful way. Posts that simply agree with the IP will not be graded.

Responses will be graded for content, length, and level of introspection

Discussion #1

I thought this discussion was interesting knowing that we had to discuss what ethics are. I think that this can be a very big debate with everyone having their own input on what ethics is to them. I think having a moral ethic is something that everyone has in some way or another. It can be as little as knowing when to use your turn signal when making a right hand turn. Ethics is a moral idea that kinda controls a person behavior and shapes the way that they are. I think that we can also call ethics a moral and this is different for every person. Another good way to describe the ethic is that it can also be called a decent human conduct and shapes each person into the way that they are. Some people may think of ethics to be defined as from right and wrong as to what you’re able to do and what your not. Having good ethics is what is able to make this world go around and be peaceful. Having ethics is knowing when to talk and not to talk. knowing when to raise your hand and wait to be called on in class to be allowed to talk. When to drive in the right lane when going slower than other traffic. Tipping your sever the correct amount that they deserve when eating out. Some things may be simple and comes to some natural to others. Thanks for reading my post, this is how I view what ethics are in this world.

Discussion #2

What is ethics? I believe that is determined by who you are asking. What I might perceive as ethical another might not. Ethics is defined as what a person believes to be moral, a bigger sense of what is right and wrong and what our society will except.  There are always two sides to a situation. For example, animal activist believe it is unethical to hunt animals but hunters believe it is ethical to hunt to provide food for their families. There are more subjects that have bigger ethical dilemmas in the world. An example of an ethical dilemma in nursing could be when the nurse should tell the patient of his cancer diagnosis but his family wants to keep his condition from him to spare the patient of the distress. On one side I could see why his family would want that but as a nurse that would be a hard call. In the book, “The Elements of Moral Philosophy” it had ethical situations and I could see why some of the people did what they did. For example the third example about the little girl Tracy was called a slippery slope argument because if they let the dad off easy for ” an act of mercy” then more people might believe that they could get off easy if they murder a handicap person or an elderly person. “Similar “slippery slope arguments” have been used on other issues. Abortion, IVF, and human cloning”. (pg.10) Because of these slippery slopes we have to take caution on how these views are portrayed or things could get out of hand and lines get blurred.

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