Applied Ethics is now acknowledged as a field of study in its own right.
Much of its recent development has resulted from rethinking traditional
medical ethics in the light of new moral problems arising out of advances
in medical science and technology. Applied philosophers, ethicists and
lawyers have devoted considerable energy to exploring the dilemmas
emerging from modern health care practices and their effects on the
Currently, where business and management topics are included in the veterinary
curriculum, they tend to be incorporated under the banner of ‘Professional Studies’, a strand
of education running though most veterinary degrees, which, as its label suggests, covers
the professional behaviour aspects of veterinary medicine.
The so-called “dual-use dilemma” arises in the context of research in the biological
and other sciences as a consequence of the fact that one and the same piece of scien-
tific research sometimes has the potential to be used for harm as well as for good.
A dual-use dilemma is an ethical dilemma, and an ethical dilemma for the
researcher (and for those who have the power or authority to assist or impede the
researcher’s work, e.g., governments). It is an ethical dilemma since it is about
promoting good in the context of the potential for also causing harm, e.g.,...
People are at the centre of any evaluation study that is
designed to ensure that the intervention has served
beneficiaries well. Moreover, evaluation always involves
interaction with people - whether in terms of placing an
indoor air pollution monitor in their home, testing the
performance of their stove or asking them about their
health, time use or expenditure.
The presentation "Working with people" discusses ethical
considerations in relation to an evaluation study.
The explosive growth in geographical information systems (GIS) in the last decade has resulted in
considerable debate about which particular definition most accurately describes the activities of GIS
research, and whether these diverse activities constitute a science of geographic information (Rhind et al.,
1991). There is now widespread acceptance in the research community that the strengths of GIS lie in its
diversity and the research area has correspondingly evolved to encompass an increasing range of
geographical and spatially oriented analytical and modelling processes.