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    Moral Philosophy: The Association of Legal Accountability with Certain Professions

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    "When a reporter makes a mistake in a magazine article, you can run a correction; but when a healthcare 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? How is your response to these questions consistent with the moral philosophy of utilitarianism/utility? Explain. If it is not consistent with utilitarianism, explain why it is different.

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    Yes, we should definitely hold people in certain professions to higher standards of legal accountability and responsibility. It is due to the fact that the impact of actions of professionals in fields like healthcare directly affects human lives and mistakes are irreversible and thus, it becomes imperative for regulatory authorities and organizations to strictly regulate such professions to avoid mistakes on account of ...

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    In about 272 words, this solution offers an opinion regarding whether certain professions should be held at higher standards of legal accountability when a mistake is made. Disadvantages of the position are given, along with how it fits or does not fit with utilitarianism.

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