What are some ethics issue uniquely related to globalization? What moral values or perspectives would you apply to resolve the issue and how would you apply it? What would be a reasonable outcome? Would it be positive or negative for a hospital organization and why?
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1. What are some ethics issues uniquely related to globalization?
Some cited ethical issues related to globalization are work related (e.g., low wages, long hours, child labor), eco-related (e.g. pollution, etc.) and ‘relative culturalism’ (e.g. treat all culture the same, and ignore unique spiritual and culture characteristics) (www.ufbathal.org). Other researches refer to the violation of human rights, which overlaps with the above examples, with the exploitation of the developing countries by the developed countries. It has been referred to another form of colonization. In health, it has been pointed out that pharmaceutical companies and researchers use people from the developing countries in studies, because it is cheaper and often, they are not offered front line drugs to treat or cure their illnesses e.g. inequalities in drug access and safety testing, Other human rights related to health are violence, drug abuse issues, HIV/AIDS that are health related andf programs are needed to address these broader cultural issues in developing countries.
2. What moral values or perspectives would you apply to resolve the issue and how would you apply it? What would be a reasonable outcome?
Most ethical codes (and discrimination laws) include principles and values to deal fairly with people, such ………