1. When actions are done from the viewpoint of being fair, honest, of the greatest benefit to a person or group’s continued survival, those actions are considered ethical.
Roberto has an STD. He recently started dating Kathy. They haven’t had sex yet. And even though Roberto’s worried Kathy may stop dating him, he tells her about his STD. He also tells her about the things he is doing to be a safe sexual partner, such as using medication that keeps the STD from being easily contagious, and wearing a condom. Now Kathy can make an informed decision about whether she wants to pursue a relationship with Roberto.« Back to All Definitions