Exercise#3 Case Study on Morality

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Moral dilemmas are posed often by conflicts of moral values which can be represented as either conflicts between different moral principles, or issues that are raised by the application of one moral principle (conflicting applications of a given moral principle, or questions concerning whether a principle applies at all).

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Exercise#3 Case Study on MoralityPosted onAugust 26, 2013bynehakamalMoral dilemmas are posed often by conflicts of moral values which can be represented as either conflicts between different moral principles, or issues that are raised by the application of one moral principle (conflicting applications of a given moral principle, or questions concerning whether a principle applies at all). In each of the following, consider which of the principles that we have considered in class (honesty, promise-keeping, nonmaleficence, beneficence, autonomy, and equality) apply in these cases, and how they help to define the moral issues at stake. (Note: the task here is not to solve the moral dilemma, but to define the dilemma in terms of relevant moral principles). I wouldsuggest that you write down your answers. Then check your answer according to analysis given in side:1. Melindas father is suffering from a gradually worsening dementia due to Alzheimers disease. She has a deep respect for her father, a man who has always felt a deep sense of personal responsibility and has valued his independence and sense of self- reliance. He still insists on making his own decis

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