Presentation on theme: "Presents B Y L ARRY C HONKO, P H.D. T HE U NIVERSITY OF T EXAS AT A RLINGTON ETHICS & the Law."— Presentation transcript:
presents B Y L ARRY C HONKO, P H.D. T HE U NIVERSITY OF T EXAS AT A RLINGTON ETHICS & the Law
E THICS & THE L AW HIPPOCRATIC OATH IN MEDICINE I will follow that system of regimen which, according to my ability and judgment, I consider for the benefit of my patients, and abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous.
E THICS & THE L AW LAW A consistent set of universal rules that are widely published, generally accepted and usually enforced
E THICS & THE L AW TERMS IN THE DEFINITION OF LAW ConsistentUniversalPublishedAcceptedEnforced
E THICS & THE L AW ETHICS DEFINED The term, ethics, comes from the Greek ethos (meaning character and the Latin mores (meaning custom)
E THICS & THE L AW ETHICS CHARACTERISTICS Most ethical decisions have long-term consequences multiple alternatives mixed outcomes uncertain consequences personal implications Ethics involve learning what is right and wrong and then doing the right thing.
E THICS & THE L AW LEGAL VS. ETHICS To each person an equal share To each person according to needTo each person according to effortTo each person according to contributionTo each person according to meritTo each person according to free market exchanges
E THICS & THE L AW WHY ETHICS AND NOT JUST THE LAW New ethical problems ariseTechnology advancesSocietal expectations changeScience evolves Ethical problems not anticipated by existing codes of conduct are not explicitly stated in laws or rules