Assignment on Ethical Issues in Social Policy

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Ethical Issues in Social Policy
ContentsINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................11.1 Meaning of ethics with reference to three examples.............................................................11.2 Identification of ethical dilemma and key issues surrounding it...........................................12.1 The legislation and policies relevant to the chosen dilemma................................................22.2 Comparing different views on the chosen ethical dilemma...................................................33.2 Evaluating different views and drawing own conclusion......................................................3Conclusion...................................................................................................................................3REFERENCES................................................................................................................................5
INTRODUCTIONIn all aspects of life, ethics influences day to day decision making process of anindividual. Ethics can be determined as a philosophical approach to choose what is right andwhat is wrong. This report covers the aspects related to ethical and ethical dilemma (Markham,2012). Further, it covers the legislation and policies relevant to selected dilemma. Lastly, it alsoincludes the different views and drawing up appropriate conclusion.1.1 Meaning of ethics with reference to three examplesEthics derived from Greek word “Ethos” which means a person or individual of goodcharacter. Ethics is the branch of knowledge that deals with moral principles and belief. It is thephilosophical approach which seeks to address issues related with the concepts of right andwrong. Ethics represent an individual behaviour, moral and principles that influence him inmaking right or wrong decisions while doing any productive activity. It is classified into threemajor areas of study which includes Meta Ethics, Normative Ethics and Applied Ethics (Zard,2008). To study and understand the nature of ethical evaluations is the primary motive of Metaethics, to understand the moral values and belief of individual in effective and efficient way.Applied ethics examines controversial issues and applies ethical theories to real life situation. Forexample, a sale manager providing wrong information or misleading a customer just to sell theparticular product to increase his sales and profits.Another example for ethical issue is inrelation with the ethical dilemma around surrogacy. There is an emotional attachment that isdeveloped by the mother for the child to born (Saarni, Hofmann and Autti-Rämö, 2008). Inaddition to this, another example for ethical issue is in relation with providing personal care topatients by care providers.Another example of a teacher teaching in school in a proper and precise manner andproviding efficient education and knowledge to students. This shows the ethical behaviour ofteacher towards his job and students.1.2 Identification of ethical dilemma and key issues surrounding itEthical dilemma is the process of making precise decision for two moral imperatives,neither of which is acceptable or preferable ethically. Ethical dilemma impacts an individual lifein multiple ways.Identified ethical issue is in area of health and social care setting. People havecertain set of expectations in their life in which they focus on having a family with children.1
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