ethics and values 1


1. Choose one of the following case studies:

Case A: In the US, our system of disaster triage is based upon which ethical principle? Health care providers triage rapidly, electing to use resources to provide the most care to the greatest number of people, as opposed to expending maximum resources on a single critically ill person who is unlikely to survive.

Response: Discuss which principle is evident here and which other principles may come into play during triage.


Case B: A hospital organization wishes to donate low or no-cost pediatric dental services to the community. There are openings for 45 children per month. Justice requires a fair method, that is free from bias, to determine who will receive these services.

Response: How do the health care providers decide who gets care? How does utilitarianism interface with justice?

2. Submit Initial and Peer Response Posts into Discussion Board site named: Values and Ethics.

3. Follow the Guidelines for Initial and Peer Response Postings for Formal Discussion Board previously outlined in this syllabus under Assignments and Submissions Guidelines, as well as in the D2L tab in the Table of Contents with this title.