Case Study 9.1 Unprofessional Conduct In Medical Malpractice

Write clearly and concisely about business ethics using proper writing mechanics.Choose one (1) of the following case studies for Assignment 2:Case 9.1: Unprofessional Conduct?Located on page 342 of your textbook1.Do you believe the Board of Education violated her right to privacy? Were they justified in firing her? Explain two to three (2-3) major reasons why or why not.2.Was Pettit’s behavior unprofessional or immoral? Do you believe she was unfit to teach? Provide a rationale for your position.3.If teachers have good performance inside the classroom, should they also be held to a higher moral standard outside the classroom? Explain why or why not. 4.Analyze five (5) behaviors you believe would show unprofessional or immoral conduct for a teacher.Case 9.1Unprofessional Conduct?TEACHING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN with intellectual disabilities requires skill, patience, and devotion, and those who undertake this task are among the unsung heroes of our society. Their difficult and challenging work rarely brings the prestige or financial rewards it deserves. Mrs. Pettit was one of those dedicated teachers. Licensed to teach in California, she had been working with mentally challenged children for over thirteen years when her career came to an abrupt end. Throughout that career, her competence was never questioned, and the evaluations of her school principal were always positive.Teaching was not Pettit’s only interest, however. She and her husband viewed with favor various “nonconventional sexual lifestyles,” including “wife swapping.” Because so-called sexual liberation was a hot topic at the time, the Pettits were invited to discuss their ideas on two local television shows. Although they wore disguises, at least one fellow teacher recognized them and discussed Mrs. Pettit’s views with colleagues. A year later Pettit, then forty-eight years old, and her husband joined “The Swingers,” a private club in Los Angeles that sponsored partiesintended to promote diverse sexual activities among its members. An undercover police officer, Sergeant Berk, visited one of those parties at a private residence. Amid a welter of sexual activity, he observed Mrs. Pettit perform fellatio on three different men in a one-hour period.Pettit was arrested and charged with oral copulation, which at the time contravened the California Penal Code (although now it does only if one of the parties is under eighteen). After a plea bargain was arranged, she pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor of outraging public decency and paid a fine. The school district renewed her teaching contract the next academic year, but

CASE STUDY 9.1 UNPROFESSIONAL CONDUCT2Case Study 9.1 Unprofessional ConductThe case of Elizabeth Pettit, during the late sixties could be discussed in many ways. During the late sixties many couples were starting to experiment different sexual practices behind closed doors. The term and the practice of “wife swapping” was starting to become popular amongst couples. In the case of Mrs. Pettit, who was an elementary school teacher, she had open sexual preferences with her husband. Even though she was a dedicated teacher during daytime, she and her husband were swingers after hours. There have been many discussions regarding the school board’s action against Mrs. Pettit. Some questions that arisen have been if her privacy rights were violated, was the board justified for firing her after two years of her conviction, if her actions moral or immoral and how important are ethics amongst teachers.In my opinion, Mrs. Pettit’s fellow coworkers and the Board of Education did not violate her rights. Mr. and Mrs. Pettit had the option of sharing their personal sexual views and practices on two local television talk shows. Although both her and her husband wore a disguise during theinterview, one of her coworkers recognized the couple and later on discussed and disclosed the names with their colleagues (Shaw, 2014). When Mrs. Pettit decided to appear on television she made the choice to be exposed to anaudience; thus her privacy was terminated once she spoke. After that exposure, during the late 60’s, 70’s and early 80’s her “lifestyle” became a taboo and was considered immoral by society standards. By discussing her beliefs on two T.V. shows, she gave up her privacy rights and made her lifestyle known to public knowledge. In order to protect our privacy rights, we must ensure that we keep our personal matters private in which Mrs. Pettit failed to do so. To add on, Mrs.

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