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In this case, ethical guidelines will be followed; thus, success in providing services for the persons in question. As seen in the work of Rachels & Rachels (2011), Kantian ethics are founded on the thought that human beings are rational beings and have the capability of governing themselves. The authors also indicate that from the Kantian point of view all human beings have the right to be treated with deference and self-respect regardless of their affiliation (Rachels & Rachels, 2011). From this argument, it is evident that equality and freedom are major tenets of the Kantian ethical argument.
On the other hand, utilitarianism ethical view argues that actions should be done for the great good of all persons (Rachels & Rachels, 2011). The view also indicates that all choices have consequences and that all actions will evaluated based on their consequences. From this ethical view, it is justified to indicate that the utilitarian view is consequential in nature as it makes sure that all ends are justified by their means (Rachels & Rachels, 2011). The ethical view also ensures that the overall welfare is maximized at all costs.
For Hurricane Katrina, the utilitarian and Kantian views are relevant. Most importantly, since disasters present different conflicts of interests, response to disasters such as Hurricane Katrina need to be discussed if the common good has to be achieved. Regarding Hurricane Katrina, there was a general feeling that the greatest good was giving help that will suit the community at large. This is to mean that the benefits were to be maximized for the community. In regard to the utilitarian approach, the healthcare providers were seen to have a challenge of whether to care for the ones that were badly injured or deal with the patients that had the chances of surviving with proper treatment given to them at the required time (Morrison, 2009).
In line with the utilitarian argument, the
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Different stories told by eyewitnesses highlight the severity of the New Orleans police department with lots of malfeasance they committed against civilians. This and many other episodes from the city after Katrina hurricane are well emphasized in the paper aiming at the main concepts and empirical studies the authors managed to collect in the book under analysis.
The major blame fell on engineers since it was all about construction. Earlier on, there were levees that had been constructed, but according to the research, it was revealed that there were numerous inadequacies associated with the project. The issue of human safety is very sensitive and in all activities conducted by any professional, safety is the key thing to be considered.
In addition, it has been possible to predict the occurrence of a disastrous event even though the level of precision has been an issue of concern. Disasters in both recent and ancient times have claimed several lives, destroyed property and altered the environment.
There may be some tinkering left to do regarding the story f the worst natural disaster in modern American history-some i's to dot and t's to cross-but the combination f Brinkley's skills as a historian and reporter, his proximity to the tragedy (being a New Orleans resident), and his willingness to call attention to the failures f virtually every key government official up and down the command chain yields a powerful, emotionally affecting book that virtually doubles as an Encyclopedia Katrina.
In order to make this article more significant and understandable, It's also shedding light on various policies and insurance as well as reinsurance coverage's affected by the storm, significant impact on the insurance market, the dominating affect and physical losses caused by storm, gulf coast and the hazard that could have contributed to the severity of this loss and measures that could have been implemented to reduce the severity of this loss.
After two days, when the storm subsided, news came out that New Orleans area was badly devastated by the storm. Then my parents left me in Livonia and returned back to New Orleans to take care of our destroyed home. My parents had to go for work as well. Our home was totally destroyed by hurricane Katrina, all our belongings were lost, and my family had to live in an apartment until our home was rebuilt.
Hurricane Katrina has become the most destructive and costliest natural disaster in the history of the United States.
The 2005 Atlantic hurricane season went down in the history as a record-breaking season. It had some so many named hurricanes that the weather centre ran out of names for its storms and had to start out on the Greek alphabets.
And then there are unavoidable issues regarding what the latest normal life may be, why people would inhabit an environmentally perilous location in the first place, and what madness would make them desire to reconstruct or rebuild in the same place.
The objective of this essay is to provide a commentary on the tragic event that transpired in New Orleans Metropolitan Area, to explore the reason such a calamity was hardly unforeseen, and to contemplate on a number of geographical potentialities of a post-Katrina New Orleans.