An ethical issue IT organizations face today.






IT workers have many different relationships, including those with employers, clients, suppliers, other professionals, IT users, and the society at large, and that in each relationship, an ethical IT worker acts honestly and appropriately. IT workers must set an example and enforce policies regarding the ethical use of IT. IT workers are in a unique position because they have the skills and knowledge to abuse systems and data or to allow others to do so.

Discuss an ethical issue IT organizations face today. Have you been personally affected by an IT ethical issue? Provide examples



Caring, by Nel Noddings



After reading the selection from Caring, by Nel Noddings, provide written answers to the following questions. Please give complete answers in complete sentences.

1. What is the difference between what Noddings calls “natural caring” and “ethical caring”?

2. How does Noddings understand moral obligation and a moral ideal, and how are the two concepts ?

3. Does Noddings believe in the supererogatory? Why or why not?

4. What does Noddings think is the problem with “universal” understandings of ethics, like ethics based on universal justice or universal love?

5. How does Noddings understand “right” and “wrong”?

6. According to Noddings, what is the problem with the idea of moral justification?

7. What does Noddings think is the danger of virtue-based approaches to ethics?

8. How do men and women tend to approach morality differently, according to Noddings? In particular, what does Noddings mean by saying that “women have no need of a conceptualized God”?



Ethical Dilemma


Arnold Polite, age 14, is brought into therapy by his parents to Frank Facilit, Psy.D., out of concern that he is becoming increasingly depressed and socially withdrawn. During the first session, Dr. Facilit goes over the informed consent (therapeutic contract) with Arnold and his parents and covers issues of confidentiality, fee and missed appointments. He explains to Arnold that because he is a minor, his parents have the right to know about his therapy process and that he can help Arnold to discuss issues that he finds hard to communicate with his parents, as needed. And he also encourages his parents to respect Arnold’s privacy as he is 14-years-old. After negotiating the boundaries of privacy, the parents trust Arnold to make his sessions as he can ride his bike to Dr. Facilit’s office. Dr. Facilit finds Arnold is learning to develop a sense of adolescent autonomy and at times struggles with it. Over several months, Dr. Facilit sees good progress in his work with Arnold. Then, one day, he fails to show up for a scheduled therapy session. Dr. Facilit gives a telephone call to Mr. and Mrs. Polite, who pay for the sessions, to check on Arnold’s absence. Next day Arnold calls Dr. Facilit and expresses concern that the Dr. should not have called his parents. He states that he is unsure if he can continue in therapy with the Dr. or not. If you were Dr. Facilit, what would you do now?

What is the Ethical Dilemma & how would you respond as a therapist?



A boundary-focused approach and a relationally-oriented approach




What is the difference between a boundary-focused approach and a relationally-oriented approach (as per Combs & Freedman) in therapy? 2. Under what conditions would you do the following (by answering these questions, you are starting to self-assess and design “policies” for your practice–some of which you might include in your contract with your client):

Accept gifts from clients?
Buy your client’s services or products?
Become business partners?


Ethically-questionable behaviors.




Which ethical principles are most relevant for you in this situation (deontology, utilitarianism, fairness)? Why? What are the individual-level and community-level effects of unethical behavior (however you define it)?

Define a set of ethically-questionable behaviors. Define a set of potential consequences for unethical behavior.
What are other students’ views on these behaviors? Their views on punishment?
Once you’ve thought through these questions, develop your code of ethics. It should include:

A mission statement/motto.
Think: How should the school portray itself to the University and the public?
Specific guidelines.
Think: What is covered? Which behaviors are to be encouraged or discouraged?
Think: What are the consequences for failure to uphold the code of ethics?


The 3-4-50 model





The concept behind the 3-4-50 model is that there are three unhealthy behaviors that influence four chronic diseases, which leads to 50% of all deaths. The percentage of deaths can vary by community or place. For example, in some communities, this can be 3-4-63 or 3-4-45.

As you peruse the Web sites above, respond to the following questions in 400 words.

How do the 3 behaviors in the 3-4-50 model impact the 4 diseases in your community?
Can you find the mortality of these 4 diseases in your community?
If you can, what is the percentage of deaths caused by these 4 diseases for your community?
What are the underlying social determinants of health that impact the 3 behaviors in the 3-4-50 model?
What are the health disparities observed from the data in your community (city or county)?
Physical activity, or lack thereof, is 1 of the 3 behaviors that impacts the 4 diseases. What is the walkability index for your neighborhood (area)?
Does this support the data as they relate to health conditions that are impacted by physical activity?
From the data and the information you gathered, what recommendations might you have for your community?




Kant’s Fundamental Principles Of The Metaphysics Of Morals




1. According to Kant, what is the only thing which can be considered good without qualification, and why?

2. What argument from human nature does Kant provide to establish that happiness is not the end of human life?

3. How does Kant contrast actions contrary to duty, actions in accord with duty but done from inclination, and actions done from duty? What is Kant trying to establish about the moral worth of action, and what is the argument?

4. How does Kant interpret the biblical command to love one’s neighbor and even one’s enemy?

5. What does Kant mean by “duty”? What is the difference between duty and prudence?

6. What test does Kant propose to determine whether a proposed course of action is consistent with duty? How does this test follow from his concept of duty?





Border and Costal Security




Define what YOU believe an “OPEN” vs “CLOSED” border means especially when dealing with those seeking asylum. Reminder that you can provide your opinion without using “I think” or something similar.
How do you believe illegal migrants can be treated humanely and with dignity/inclusion?
How does an “open” vs a “closed” border impact the United States economy?
What are your recommendations for the next 12-24 months on specific steps that the new administration needs to take?




Licensure, certification, and accreditation as they relate to health care facilities.




Define and discuss the differences between licensure, certification, and accreditation as they relate to health care facilities.
Discuss the ethical or legal requirements and responsibilities that a health care organization has in ensuring its facility is licensed, certified, and accredited. When discussing licensure requirements, ensure that you research requirements based on the state in which you reside.
Define and discuss the differences between the licensure and certification as they relate to healthcare providers or professionals.
Discuss the ethical or legal requirements and responsibilities that a health care organization has in ensuring its staff members are licensed and certified.
Research and discuss an accrediting body that will provide accreditation to the facility you are proposing. Ensure that you provide a history of the organization, what types of facilities they accredit, and how the organization has impacted the quality of health care in the United States.


Technology in health care



Technology in health care has made it possible for patients to use devices to access their medical information, monitor vital signs, take tests at home, and carry out a plethora of other tasks that could only previously be conducted inside the doctor’s office (Topol, 2013). This enhanced technology is one of the many reasons that there has been a shift from inpatient to outpatient care. Although patients have benefited greatly from health care technology, there are also downsides to technology, such as how it has affected the cost of care. For this Discussion Board assignment, you should complete the following in 400 words

Provide a definition of outpatient care.
Discuss 2–3 ways in which technological innovations have impacted, or will impact, the delivery of care in the United States.
Discuss 2–3 ways in which technology has had, or is expected to have, a detrimental impact on the delivery of care.