Case #1561.0

The Woman in the Corridor

Publication Date: February 01, 2000
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This powerful first-person memoir-style case tells the story of a Western journalism teacher in post-war Cambodia where, amidst near-ubiquitous hardship and tragedy, she finds herself drawn to one individual tragedy--that of a woman she encounters in a hospital corridor.

Learning Objective:
This ethics case raises questions about the role of personal experience in shaping behavior and commitments. Amidst a panorama of tragedy, why should any case attract or merit special attention? Does professional work in this instance, a writer's effort to train a functioning free press complement or substitute for acts of individual assistance?

Other Details

Case Author:
Kenneth Winston
Faculty Lead:
Kenneth Winston
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