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morality

 [mo-ral´ĭ-te]
accordance with widely shared conventions of right or good conduct that form a stable, but usually incomplete, social consensus; it includes the concept of moral ideals. See also virtue.
principle-based common morality a type of ethical thinking based on premises that are unphilosophical common sense and tradition and come from the morality shared by members of a society. Principle-based theories have an emphasis on obligation and are pluralistic (in contrast to teleological and deontological theories, which are monistic, i.e., have one supreme, absolute principle supporting all other guides in the system). The principles are generally accepted in most types of ethical theory and are what are called “middle level” principles in that they are not the most general principles but are those likely to be acceptable to proponents of different normative theories. This type of thinking has been most influential in bioethics and in nursing.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
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An example question would be "Physician-assisted suicide is morally right because it ends a terminally ill patients' suffering when medical advances have kept them alive".
"I hope the third world can stand up for what s morally right when the first world can t and won t because they ve got their snouts in the trough, rolling over for US greed and big business."
He was always determined to discover what was morally right and always had the courage to do what was morally right.
Psychologists mostly in North America explore the ways in which people make decisions about what is morally right and wrong, and how these decisions are influenced by internal psychological and external social and cultural forces.
The filly for National Hunt racing is being completely discarded and I don't think that's morally right. Do you expect breeders to spend less on stallion fees next year?
"When we say that salaries cannot go up over the crisis, the only morally right thing to do is to not give even one additional BGN to MPs and Ministers," Borisov is quoted as saying, adding Tsacheva will further propose fines for MPs who fail to show to work.
"Staying at home this year will often be the morally right thing to do."
We believe it is morally right that we should do that.
Sorry - I don't hate them, I don't want to start suing them or stuff like that, because personally I don't think it's morally right to sue an NHS hospital.
Their methods are far from morally right, as they set up their own breeding operation to use human DNA for their methods.