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Ethics and Social Justice with Reference to Rawls

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pp. 217). Although the theoretical models of education. 217). 213). Therefore. the true implications and outcomes can only be justified quantifiably (Elsenbeiss. Rawls concepts make genuine sense to create social systems that provide equal opportunities to people and create a uniform ecological model. pp. However.The impact of Rawls theories on ethical and social justice continue to reverberate into modern philosophy. 2012. Both these concepts emerged as a direct result of retaliation against the unethical practices of World War II. ethical leadership when perceived from Rawls thinking encompass areas of humane orientation in social systems. be it individuals. the theoretical dimensions have recently given way to practical ideological applications. 2012. Based on these concepts it is only fair to assume that the future challenges in creating social and ethical equity and harmony reside in the leadership of the people who take on responsibilities of various multicultural systems (Elsenbeiss. 2012). akin to nature itself and human nature in essence (Mason and Helfenbein. 2012). pp. When viewed under the context of the aftermath of World War II. 2012. societies. In any case. creation of justice and creating accountability around it. medicine and nursing are good examples of application of this philosophy. creating a sense of responsibility among citizens within themselves instead of . the Rawls model of ethical and social justice highlights the importance of a “nonaggressive attitude” towards others. Ethical leadership is a concept that evolved almost around the same time as the emergence of Rawls social and ethical justice. in areas as hard core as business and organizational behaviour and compensation (Mason and Helfenbein. corporations or even nations (Mason and Helfenbein.

Donaldson and Dunfee. the Rawls concepts stand to benefit the most the various philanthropic institutes such as medicine. health. It is therefore. Rawls approached this concern from the economic perspective as well. where the economic impact gives the most vivid quantifiable cause and effect outcomes. Proper impact of these ideologies can only come from live application of these concepts.dictating them the terms and finally. creation of systems that are fair (Elsenbeiss. as mentioned above. In other words. educational and business models are based on. Provision of equal opportunities to all whether patients. given the rapidly changing state of affairs and industrial age boom post World War II (Marens. 2007). It is important to understand that although the business world applies the concepts diligently and efficiently. Most philosophers agree that Rawls theories have led to its evolution in the form of new models on ethical justice and social care (Marens. For example. not surprising to see the very strong presence of Rawls concepts in these areas. particularly the vulnerable and minority segments. . Its application perhaps has been most effectively applied in the business world. which evolve with the evolution of the society. all have evolved this key concept to argue that the governments realize the implications of equality on the society. In conclusion. healthcare. 2007). Rawls concerns with the society and various systems within the society. social systems and education. 2012). healthcare providers and medical students are the key reflections of the society’s advancement and openness to the concept of fairness. Locke. Rawls concepts of social equality and justice remain the key factors on which other sociological.

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