One of the more difficult situations in which to make an ethical decision is when more than one person is potentially impacted by your action and their expectations of how you should proceed are in conflict.
As an occupational health and safety professional, clients and employers often have very different views of what is an “appropriate” for employees or the public to a risk assessment you perform. An example of when this difference in view can arise is when your work involves the assessment of health risk associated with a workplace exposure.
So how do you decide whose expectations you should meet?
For an interesting take on this question, check out Mike Jayjock’s blog post at http://jayjock-associates.blogspot.com/2015/01/acceptable-risk-personal-gut-check.html.