Utilitarian Principles in a Crisis Healthcare Ethics

Ethics in a Pandemic World – Week 7 Assignment 1

Pork Chops vs People

Express your thoughts about the Texas governor stating that keeping the “food supply chain moving” is most important in relation to “making sure the work force is protected”.

Include the following aspects in the assignment:

In a simple narrative, apply the ethical principles that you believe are pertinent to this statement (“We’re making sure that the work force is protected and, most importantly, that we’re keeping that food supply chain moving,”)

What additional ethical principles apply to other aspects of this situation (removal of the ability of the workers/families to sue, etc.)

Do you believe pork chops are more important than human lives?

Would this situation have happened if a different type of workforce were at risk?

Cite any references used. Use proper grammar, sentence structure, and spelling at all times. Use your own words. Copying and pasting is not allowed.

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