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Category Archives: Ethicist

Non-judgmental Ethics Sunday: Can Therapists Fake Their Own Online Reviews?

posted by Joshua on February 26, 2017 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment

Continuing my series of responses to the New York Times’, The Ethicist, without imposing values, here is my take on today’s post, “Can Therapists Fake Their Own Online Reviews?” I am caught between competing ethical requirements. I am a mental-health professional with substantial experience; some people call me an expert. I recently expanded my private-practice[…] Keep reading →

Non-judgmental Ethics Sunday: What’s a Liberal to Do When His Spouse Is a Trump Zealot?

posted by Joshua on February 19, 2017 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment

Continuing my series of responses to the New York Times’, The Ethicist, without imposing values, here is my take on today’s post, “What’s a Liberal to Do When His Spouse Is a Trump Zealot?” My wife and I have been married for more than 30 years. We have always had political differences — she leans[…] Keep reading →

Non-judgmental Ethics Sunday: Can a Researcher Studying an Alzheimer’s Treatment Try It on Himself?

posted by Joshua on February 12, 2017 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment

Continuing my series of responses to the New York Times’, The Ethicist, without imposing values, here is my take on today’s post, “Can a Researcher Studying an Alzheimer’s Treatment Try It on Himself?” I’m an older scientist who has spent decades leading a small laboratory at a well-known medical center. Much of our work is[…] Keep reading →

Non-judgmental Ethics Sunday: What to Do About a Co-Worker Who Drinks on the Job?

posted by Joshua on February 5, 2017 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment

Continuing my series of responses to the New York Times’, The Ethicist, without imposing values, here is my take on today’s post, “What to Do About a Co-Worker Who Drinks on the Job?” A co-worker of mine has recently adopted the habit of having a glass of wine at lunch. She is the only one[…] Keep reading →

Non-judgmental Ethics Sunday: Should You Report a Green-Card Marriage?

posted by Joshua on January 29, 2017 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment

Continuing my series of responses to the New York Times’, The Ethicist, without imposing values, here is my take on today’s post, “Should You Report a Green-Card Marriage?” I am an American living abroad and working as a consultant for a U.S. government-funded project. I am not a full-time government employee, but technically my fees[…] Keep reading →

Non-judgmental Ethics Sunday: What Should a Congregation Have Told a Betrayed Wife?

posted by Joshua on January 22, 2017 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment

Continuing my series of responses to the New York Times’, The Ethicist, without imposing values, here is my take on today’s post, “What Should a Congregation Have Told a Betrayed Wife?” I was a member of a Christian congregation for many years. A married father of two children started helping a widow in the parish.[…] Keep reading →

Non-judgmental Ethics Sunday: What to Do About a Physician Who May Be a Quack

posted by Joshua on January 15, 2017 in Ethicist, Nonjudgment, Perception

Continuing my series of responses to the New York Times’, The Ethicist, without imposing values, here is my take on today’s post, “What to Do About a Physician Who May Be a Quack.” I live in an affluent community in New Jersey. I am a scientist with a Ph.D. and have worked for a company[…] Keep reading →