The Moral Theory Of Care Ethics Essay

1440 Words Jun 16th, 2015 null Page
Morality Arises from Deeply Felt Instincts

Love for your own offspring is transformative,enlightening,humbling and probably the most real thing we can experience. Parenthood is what endless love feels like.It is marked by understanding, protection, and sacrifice. The bond of a parent and child is the selfless, human part of life. The part where one would move their body in front of their kin to take a bullet without a blink of an eye or second thought. If I was a professional ethicist and a parent came to me with a deliberate and urgent ethical dilemma I would relate the moral theory of care ethics to the situation. The dilemma is that her ill child needs expensive medication in order to live, but she has no financial resources to obtain the cure other than stealing the medication from the town pharmacist who is her “friend”. Considering the aftermath of stealing the medication from the pharmacist and understanding that it would cost money to replace the drug while also resulting in betrayal of friendship, even if the pharmacist never found out. I would still advise the theft and justifying it with the end result of saving a life and preserving a child to parent relationship with full potential for growth. In the ethics of care, a commendable answer would be to advise the parent to steal the medication in order to save her child even if it means a betrayal of her friendship. On the grounds that this theory puts family needs above the moral obligations, the parent owes…

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