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dilemma

 [dĭ-lem´ah]
any difficult or perplexing situation or problem; in bioethics, a situation requiring a choice between equally undesirable alternatives.

di·lem·ma

(di-lem'ă),
Predicament caused by conflicting, difficult, or otherwise unsatisfactory choices.
[G. conflict of choices, fr. di-, two, dual + lēmma, proposition]
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We do not know, however, what additional areas are causing ethical dilemmas for school counselors.
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Johnson argues that rather than trying to find a solution to an unsolvable problem, we must develop a strategy to manage the dilemma we are faced with of increasing revenue and maintaining quality.
The Daily Dilemma features a scenario for students to read and think about, followed by facilitators' notes and a series of thought-provoking discussion questions and activities.
Students must integrate their faith and theology into their consideration of secular issues, of life dilemmas.
The second dilemma is that if the money can be guaranteed each year, a municipality can start treating this money like part of the regular school budget.
as most ROTC cadets do, the course should begin with a brief history of the ethical dilemmas encountered in war, and who were the key players in formulating (and perhaps even attempting to answer) the ethical questions thereby generated.
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He or she is aware of the multiple pressures that may potentially impinge upon the maintenance of one's integrity, and is further aware of the ubiquitous presence of ethical dilemmas faced by leaders in daily business life, and takes the time to reflect upon these dilemmas.
Recent theories (after Modernism) which endeavour to separate morality from artistic merit are then placed in a context which demonstrates that architects today face ethical dilemmas over their professional position, which are intimately linked to a lack of agreement over what constitutes good architecture.