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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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Dilemmas became the foundation for the discourse within the learning community.
Statements appeared more challenging and there was no clear consensus on what constituted the best judgment on the dilemmas. Theoretically, this type of discussion should challenge participants' own cognitive schemas for moral reasoning and promote higher reasoning skills.
Toriello and Benshoff (2003) examined SACs' sensitivity to moral dilemmas, asking if counselors believed training in the resolution of ethical dilemmas would be beneficial.
The solvency of Social Security and Medicare are but two examples of our nation's continuing dilemmas. Simple math suggests these two programs will require 10 percentage points more of GDP in the future and all federal taxes and many state taxes would, on average, have to be increased by 50% to make up this shortfall.
In the basic dilemmas the amplitude of the interval that forms the two values involved in G also equals the amount involved in S.
Bryant (2003, 2007) claimed that in negotiation, if faced with a dilemma, a negotiator may respond in four ways to it, whatever the dilemma is: (1) by changing position; (2) by amending preferences for the possible outcomes; (3) by denying that the dilemmas exist or (4) by taking irreversible unilateral action.
The Agent-Peculiarity of Dilemmas: From Conflict to Dilemma
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Schneider's characterization of dilemmas is a promising way to examine a broad range of challenges in teacher education.
Conclusion: The students paid attention to consider ethical principles when making decisions about ethical dilemmas; however, they are also affected by environmental factors as well.
That is, he says, students need to learn to live with dilemmas. His topics include a definition of dilemma for schools and colleges, evidence from secondary school teachers and counsellors: examples of dilemmas across the curriculum, preparation at school for public responsibility: the "dirty hands" dispute, and learning to live with marginal decisions: the positive outcomes of dilemmas.
"The Four Dilemmas of the CEO: Mastering the make-or-break moments in every executive's career" by the team of Tom Biesinger, Ross Wall and Clifford Herbertson (who are founding partners of Teallach, an exclusive consulting firm that works with mid-large cap CEOs, their boards and executive committees) outlines the common challenges that every CEO will face during their tenure, irrespective of geography or industry.