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Define justice and describe how the definition of justice affects the following:

•Treatment of the uninsured patient
•Downsizing a department with a 20% reduction in force
•Meeting the needs of stockholders to see an adequate profit share
•Disciplining a professional who has consistently violated policy

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DEFINITION OF JUSTICE AND IMPLICATIONS

An online source noted that a society, according to utilitarianism, is just to the extent that its laws and institutions are such as to promote the greatest overall or average happiness of its members (http://lilt.ilstu.edu/pefranc/3-ts%20of%20justice.htm). Utilitarianism perspective was confirmed by Robbins (1998) when he said that the goal of utilitarianism is to provide the greatest good for the greatest number.

Robbins further noted that one of the three ethical decision criteria is justice (the other criteria are utilitarian criterion and criterion that focuses on rights). Justice as a criterion, according to Robbins (1998) requires individuals to impose and enforce rules fairly and impartially so there is an equitable distribution of benefits and costs.

Implications of justice on the following:

1.Treatment of the uninsured patient

It is the primary function of a ...

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The expert examines definitions of justice affects. Disciplining a professional who has consistently violated policy are determined.

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