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How do you stop a trolley?

How do you stop a trolley?

You are on a bridge under which it will pass, and you can stop it by putting something very heavy in front of it. As it happens, there is a very fat man next to you – your only way to stop the trolley is to push him over the bridge and onto the track, killing him to save five. Should you proceed?

What the Trolley Problem says about you?

In the Trolley Problem, a train is hurtling down the tracks towards five men stuck in its path. The utilitarian answer is that the moral decision is to sacrifice the heavyweight man, because you’d still be killing one to save five.

What is a good moral argument?

A moral argument is an argument in which the conclusion is a moral statement. A moral statement is a statement asserting that an action is right or wrong (moral or immoral) or that a person or motive is good or bad. In a moral argument, we cannot establish the conclusion without a moral premise.

What is an ethical argument?

Generally, an ethical argument tries to show that certain actions or policies are either ethical or unethical. In other words, an ethical argument tries to show that a specific thing is either morally right or wrong.

What are the levels on which ethical decision making occurs?

decision making occurs on several distinct levels:

  • the level of the individual.
  • the level of the organization.
  • the level of the business system.

What is an example of an ethical issue in nursing?

Table 1

Ethical and Patient Care Issue Frequency Degree of Stress
Frequently or Daily (%) None or Low (%)
Protecting patients’ rights 63.9 58.9
Autonomy and informed consent to treatment 61.3 73.4
Breaches of patient confidentiality or right to privacy 23.2 64.6

Why is patient confidentiality an ethical issue?

Respecting patients confidentiality and privacy are considered as the patients’ rights. Inappropriate disclosure of that information may threat patient’s reputation, opportunities, and human dignity. Physician-patient relationship is generated based on the trust between the two parties.