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Category Archives: Ethicist

Non-judgmental Ethics Sunday: What Should You Do With Your Father’s Nazi Keepsake?

posted by Joshua on March 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, “What Should You Do With Your Father’s Nazi Keepsake?” A few years ago, before my father died, my two brothers and I were going through his things with him. He wanted to have[…] Keep reading →

Non-judgmental Ethics Sunday: Should a Family Member Expose Their Niece’s Fake Food Allergy?

posted by Joshua on March 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, “Should a Family Member Expose Their Niece’s Fake Food Allergy?” My brother and I suspect that our sister-in-law has either embellished the extent of our niece’s food allergy or made it up completely.[…] Keep reading →

Non-judgmental Ethics Sunday: Should You Tell Uber Your Driver Was High?

posted by Joshua on March 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, “Should You Tell Uber Your Driver Was High?” While traveling with my daughter and granddaughters, I booked an Uber car to go to the airport. When I got in the car, I smelled[…] Keep reading →

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 →