Archive | May, 2017

Unit 02: Friendship with a Therapist Outside of a Session: Helpful or Unethical?

It is not hard to deduce that the relationship between a therapist and a client can develop into something very special and unique. Depending on the topics addressed in the sessions and the psychologist’s personal perspective which would comprise of his/her background, culture, and individual experiences, bonds have the potential to be formed that are […]

U02: Hands-off Ethics

“Sometimes good judgement can compel us to act illegally. Should a self-driving vehicle get to make that same decision” (Lin, 2013). In today’s society, it’s not uncommon to hear a news story every few weeks about the latest legislative or technological updates about autonomous driving. As the advancements continue to mount, the reality that we […]

Unit 02 Post: A Veterinarian’s Ethical Responsibility to One’s Self and Each Other

An anonymous survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2014 reported results that 17% (over 1,600) of the approximately 10,000 veterinarians in the United States who returned responses, have contemplated suicide (AVMA, 2015b).   Veterinary social worker, Dr. Elizabeth Strand, attributes this primarily to the moral stressors veterinarians encounter on a near […]

The Greater Good?

In my non-student life my husband and I own and operate a cattle and crop agribusiness.  We have done so for almost 30 years and have been encountering ever increasing pressure from development on all sides.  We farm 3000 acres in south central PA and have a cow calf herd and feedlots with a running […]

Unit 1: Diversity and Women in Engineering

Statistically, half of the human population is female. However, only about 18% of engineers are women. Historically, engineering was a male dominated fields but numbers have not risen in the past few decades when other similar industries, such as law and medicine, have. Many people have investigated this issue to better understand why this large […]

Unit 01: Not All Leaders Are Created Equal

A business is responsible for providing their employees, shareholders and customers an ethical environment. This can be from business practices to employee relations, and it’s the obligation of the leadership team to ensure these ethical beacons are continuously met and enacted. I have worked for many organizations where ethics take a back seat and by […]

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