Why is understanding, acceptance, and application of ethics important to individuals and groups?
How do ethical processes become ground rules for individual and group morals, values, virtues, etc.?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com June 23, 2018, 6:31 am ad1c9bdddf
1. Why is understanding, acceptance, and application of ethics important to individuals and groups?
Ethics is about values and principles of "best" practice. It is a general term for what is often described as the "science (study) of morality". In philosophy, ethical behavior is that which is "good" or "right." The Western tradition of ethics is sometimes called moral philosophy. This is one part of value theory (axiology) - the other part is aesthetics - one of the four major branches of philosophy, alongside metaphysics, epistemology, and logic
With regard to professions, a code of professional standards, containing aspects of fairness and duty to the profession and the general public.
Therefore, it is important to individuals and groups to understand ethics, so they know the "good" or "right" action to take and what others expect of them. In organizations, for example, behavior needs to be in line the value statement and ethical code of the organization e.g., the customer comes first. In other words, in business, ethics and values guides behaviors, so it is imperative for individuals and groups of individuals to understand, accept and apply ethical principles that are in line with the organizations values, mission, and code of ethics of the organization.
For example, is the mission of a hospital is the provide quality care to the patients and community, then the ethical thing to do would be to provide quality care to the patient through ethical ...
This solution explains the importance of understanding, acceptance, and application of ethics to individuals and groups. It then discusses how ethical processes become ground rules for individual and group morals, values, virtues, etc.