While at work in the day care, accidentally hear your supervisor discussing a student and how the student is HIV positive. Walking briskly away without mentioning the incident to anyone. This student is in the same class as the children of a few friends of yours, and knowing that there are times that there may be scrapes, bruises, and cuts on the playground or in the classroom. You have a very close relationship with your friends' children.
What are the ethical considerations involved in this situation? Who could be affected by any action that you do or do not take?
What are the perspectives of the persons involved? How might various persons be affected by your actions or in actions?
What laws are applicable in this situation?
What decision would you ultimately make in this situation? Support your answer with rationale from your previous discussion about the ethical considerations, perspectives, and applicable laws.
1. The ethical considerations involved in this situation are obvious. The primary consideration is how will this disclosure affect the students directly involved - both the child with HIV and the students who may be exposed to it. According to the ethicicst, Steele, information may be of 3 categories; free and open, judicious and secrets. Judicious disclosure is information free to a special select public. The 3rd class, Secrets, are not to be disclosed unless the recipient is officially declared to receive them. The disclosure of this day care worker would come under the middle category or that of judicious. Ethically, information should be disclosed to the parties whose very lives may be affected by the non-disclosure of this information. However, in disclosing the information, the integrity and emotional protection of the HIV child must be protected as well. ( Steele, " Ethics of ...
The ethical decisions in day care are discussed. The perspectives of the persons involved are determined.
An examination of ethical business decision-making practices in global environments, focusing specifically on Halliburton's no-contest award of LOGCAP contracts in Iraq--implications are drawn from Dick Cheney's strategic position as Vice-President of the United States and former Halliburton CEO. Full reference information is provided in APA format.
The attached examination is in response to the following assignment criteria:
Application of Decision-Making Process
Submit a 2100-2800-word application of an ethics decision-making strategy to a current global business ethics situation. Begin the assignment by selecting a globally operating corporation. Next, select one situation/scenario that involves ethical decision-making by the business. The scenario may be one that is either currently occurring or one that has already been resolved. Use a Critical Thinking Approach to Ethical Leadership Decision Making to analyze and make recommendations for leadership action.
The outcomes of this assignment must include the following:
- A clear statement of the ethical issue
- A clear statement of the business discipline
- A clear identification of the business decision to be made
- A clear identification of potentially related international regulations (Child Labor, Holidays, GATS, EPA, TRPS, etc.)
- A clear identification of potential issues involving disparate legal systems and practices (customs, protocols, etc.)
- A brief review of the facts of the case
- A step-by-step analysis of each aspect of your critical thinking decision making process relative to the issue
- Your final decision, with the rationale for that decision
- An evaluation of your decision relative to the decision made by the organization
- The leadership implications of your final decision on the organization's strategy
- This evaluation must be supported by references to globally acknowledged, peer-reviewed, refereed journals and/or germinal sources and must adhere to APA style for writing, formatting, and citations/references.