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Have an Ethical Dilemma? Let’s Talk About it!

Published November 14, 2011 8:49 PM by Glen McDaniel

The simple definition of ethics is " a sense of right and wrong."  And we all know that right and wrong are in the eyes of the beholder. Right?  Morals seem so subjective and personal. However, ethics as a science is not as subjective and malleable as this definition suggests.

As individuals and healthcare professionals, medical lab scientists are living in an increasingly complex world-complex in terms of relationships, technology, demands; and  even in terms of what is scientifically possible. On a daily basis we  are all faced with ethical dilemmas. What is the right thing to do in this situation?

Because ethics is a science it has ts own rules and constructs. There are definite principles and logic that can be applied, even in tricky situations.

I am pleased and excited to present a webinar for ADVANCE on February 7, 2012 on the subject of ethical decision making in the laboratory. The goal is not to make this an academic exercise. Rather, I will discuss basic ethical principles and spend the bulk of time aswering questions submitted by you, our ADVANCE readers.

Please submit questions directly to me at, to ADVANCE editor, Matthew Patton ( or by making a comment directly below.

Then sign up for the webinar and just listen in to hear your case discussed or question answered. I look forward to hearing from you all.


HA! The nurse from Horizon Healthcare = ceslelus as to what is really going on.  I grad from a 4 yr priv college with a 3.5 GPA, dept honors, stellar letters of recommend   dont even get callbacks.Looking for homecare that has new grad training program.  Now finding out that those of my colleagues who were hired in hosp were nurse's aides at the facilities who hired them.    those people ran with approx a C average. So apparently hard work doesnt matter nor good grades. I am really disgusted.

Alexis Alexis, BhbbJlDPuMms - VIXexAiUlpOyA, smNsAkguLkjMdIMXRBN February 20, 2012 6:01 PM

What do you do when you report something to your supervisor and she doesnt do anything about it. In fact she turns and retaliates against you?

Josiah P. February 4, 2012 5:40 PM
Henderson NV

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