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The Life Boat

Choose one of the following ethical perspectives. Use it to guide your decisions

Discuss the following scenario, and reach a decision as a group (within 30 minutes).

Someone should be prepared to explain how you reached your decision. Best of luck!

The ship is sinking and the seas are rough. All but one lifeboat has been destroyed. The lifeboat holds a maximum of six people. There are ten people that want to board the lifeboat. The four individuals who do not board the boat will certainly die. NO EXCEPTIONS to these rules.

  • Woman who thinks she is six weeks pregnant 
  • Veteran Lifeguard
  • Two young adults who recently married 
  • Senior citizen who has fifteen grandchildren 
  • Elementary school teacher
  • 2 kids, Thirteen year old, twins 
  • Veteran nurse
  • Captain of the ship