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Active, Passive, Programmed, and Non-programmed decision making

This is week 7, my ethics class started at 2 o’clock. I went to my class my lecturer Mr Jaime there sitting and I wanted to go to sit in my own place but suddenly Hassan Haibe give me a piece of paper which he said it is for quiz, I took an went and sit suddenly another student bring me different paper also he say this is also for doing some kind activity in class. On the screen there was showing time which is give 10 minutes for student to prepare and start class.  Our class started we studied about ethical dilemmas and types of decision.

Mr Jaime started the class with one video which was about a situation happened in a railway.  There are children playing near the railway the train was coming and the ethical problem was either to choose seven children who playing inside the railway and sacrifice another child who playing farther. I decided to save the seven children rather than one child since he knows the danger of playing inside the railway but he continues it. Moreover, there was not any choice except this because Mr Jaime says you should choose either one. If I save one and sacrifice seven it was not ethical therefore, I helped only seven children. After first quiz lecturer start to lecturing us, He introduced seven types of ethical dilemma together with a quiz related to the topic. From his explanation I got some idea about these dilemmas. There are seven types of ethical dilemma which consists of beneficence, autonomy, justice, fidelity, non-maleficence, confidentiality, and veracity. For each type of ethical dilemma he gave us an understanding about it.

He teach us about four types of decision such as active, passive, programmed, and non-programmed however, most of the time we use them in a combination as active-programmed (AP), passive-programmed (PP), active-non programmed (AN), and passive-nonprogrammed (PN). Mr Jaime ended his lecturer with his real story about his grandmother. By his story telling really Mr Jaime could tell to students that try hard for studying rather than wasting our times. By telling this story I really feel very bad for myself that I waste most of my time by doing nothing which is very bad. I hope that after this understanding I can understand and reflect it and use it in my daily life.

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