Universalism and Relativism
Ethical relativism and universalism theories explain the reasoning of different cultures and perspectives on issues. Compliance and ethics professionals should anticipate how future trends need them to respond to issues arising from innovations. Essentially, emerging ethical issues are thought to affect corporate compliance to ethics in the future.
Moral relativity implies that morality principles are not applicable everywhere and they may contribute to immorality due to opposing cultures and perspectives. On the other hand, ethical universalism suggests that diversity and human right need to be considered when formulating policies. In other terms, what is wrong for someone is also unacceptable for another person or corporate.
The future of the medical industry requires compliance to ethics from the professionals and stakeholders. This means that corporates, and individuals from different cultures should avoid ethic violations such as breaching confidentiality and other policies. Additionally, centers providing universal health care need to evaluate compliance to morals through measuring effectiveness of operations and conduct of employees. Trust is vital in business operations as it contributes to their success. It is important that through ethics regulation, conduct in corporate businesses is analyzed and regulated.
Trends in society, technology, and external and internal business environment continue creating new ethical issues. Consequently, it is essential that the emerging moral issues are identified early and acceptable action is taken.
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