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    Accountability, Responsibility, and Risk

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    "When a reporter makes a mistake in a magazine article, you can run a correction; but when a health care worker makes a mistake, someone can die."

    1. Reflecting on this statement, should we hold people in certain professions to higher standards of legal accountability and responsibility?

    2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of your position? How is your response to these questions consistent with the moral philosophy you described in the Unit 1 discussion board assignment?

    3. **(THE GOLDEN RULE)? Explain. If it is not consistent with that philosophy, explain why your philosophy has changed."

    4. **(GOLDEN RULE- "You should treat others as you would want to be treated.")

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    1. "When a reporter makes a mistake in a magazine article, you can run a correction; but when a health care worker makes a mistake, someone can die." Reflecting on this statement, should we hold people in certain professions to higher standards of legal accountability and responsibility? What are the advantages and disadvantages of your position?

    Every profession has legal responsibilities and sanctions that reflect mistakes. These sanctions should reflect the consequences of these mistakes e.g., written error versus a death. However, intentional acts need to have higher standards of legal accountability and responsibility than acts due to human error. For example, there is a different between making a mistake in giving ...

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    Reflecting on the given statement, this solution discusses how we hold people in certain professions to higher standards of legal accountability and responsibility, including the advantages and disadvantages of this position. It also discusses this as it relates to the golden rule moral philosophy.

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