Q.What are bio ethics? Why has its importance increased recently? Discuss one bio ethical issue of eminence in recent times.

Bioethics is a field of applied ethics which involves ethical issues related to living beings and concerns three broad areas namely medical ethics (health care, health science, and health policy), animal ethics, and environmental ethics. It involves not just doctors, but patients,scientists, activists and policy makers and public at large. The increase of the importance … Continue reading Q.What are bio ethics? Why has its importance increased recently? Discuss one bio ethical issue of eminence in recent times.

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Ethics case study

You are the Secretary of a State IAS Officers Association(SIOA). Recently, a senior IAS Officer posted as Chairman of the State Staff Selection Commission was arrested in connection with a question paper leak scam. Following his arrest, many IAS officers have approached you to organize a collective action to seek justice for him. They are … Continue reading Ethics case study

Any attempt by an institution to withhold information from its stakeholders should invite strict censure. Do you agree?

No, I do not completely agree. There may be situations where information would need to be withheld for larger public interest. Such circumstances can arise when the matter concerns: i. Preserving national security e.g. it would be wrong for the media to relay live coverage of a terror attack while the operation is still in progress, … Continue reading Any attempt by an institution to withhold information from its stakeholders should invite strict censure. Do you agree?

What are the ethical concerns involved in a country’s decision to deny asylum to refugees?

Such ethical concerns can be considered in two time-frames. Short-term concerns: i. Greater strain on scarce national resources, at the expense of ones own citizens. ii. Security risks, since the refugees are more vulnerable to recruitment by terror groups. iii. Provides no clear benefits to the host country, apart from possibly a moral high ground. … Continue reading What are the ethical concerns involved in a country’s decision to deny asylum to refugees?