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Ethical Dilemmas and Decisions

In week 8, we had a lecture given by Mr Jamie who is so interested in giving his lecture and videos. He is so different from another lecturer because the way he talked and manage the students are so funny. We had fun also in his class. The class begin when he provided us with a piece of A4 paper and we needed to divide into six small pieces of paper. We should wrote our name, tutorial classes, date, title of quizzes, and others on all the papers. Then, he showed a few questions on the slides and we were asking to answer them.

The lecture continue with a short video about the situation happened in a railway where there were children playing nearby it. The train was coming and the ethical dilemma was either to save three children who were playing at the railway or sacrifice another children who are playing farther on the railway. In my point of view, I would save the children who are playing farther at the railway because another three children just playing somewhere nearby the railway, so their risk are low to have incident with the train compare to the one who played on the railway. However, before the video end, it showed that one of them should be sacrifice and die in order to give lessons to other children for not playing around the railway.

When the video finished, the lecturer introduced seven types of ethical dilemmas together with a quiz related to the topic. There are seven types of ethical dilemmas which are beneficence, justice, autonomy, non-maleficence, veracity and confidentiality. He explain the meaning of every type ethical dilemmas briefly and let us understand how it is works. Later, he gave the quiz for us and took the percentage of majority based on our answers towards his questions. The lessons continued with the types of decision to overcome the ethical dilemmas.

The decision has four types which consists of active, passive, programmed and non-programmed but then the type will be combine such as like active-programmed (AP), passive-programmed (PP), active-nonprogrammed (AN), and passive-nonprogrammed (PN). Later, he gave us a quiz on the types of decision because he wanted to test our knowledge on his lectures given. Besides, he collected all of our papers from the beginning of the classes until the last quizzes that he gave which considered as our attendance as well. Finally, we end our lecture with a story of his grandmother who had sacrifice a lot for him and advise him that there is no important thing in this world except education which will bring your life more prosperous and happiness. Everything you can achieve when you have full education and enhance your knowledge.

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