In context to deontology, it can be put forth that this theory states the fact that people should adhere to all the obligations and the duties during situations, when they are confronted or engaged in the process of decision making and also when the ethics are in play. Such an explanation highlights the fact that personal obligations are to be followed in terms of another individual or the society as upholding the duty of the others is treated to be ethically correct (Icheku, 2011). This theory can be associated with the actions of Tyler because he wanted to shield the reputation of the company and his grandfather and thereby protect the lives of the patients.
Based on the theory, Tyler had abided by the duties and obligations in which he thought that he should expose the wrongdoings of the company. He found whistleblowing to be ethically correct to safeguard the lives of the patients and ignored the commitment and loyalty towards the company. One of the major flaws associated with this theory is that there is no logical reason behind the actions of the individual. The reason which Tyler gave was not reasoned to be logically correct from the point of view of his loyalty towards the company.
With respect to the Utilitarianism theory of ethics, it is dependent on a person’s ability to foresee the consequences of the action. In terms of a utilitarian, a choice which provides the greatest benefits to the maximum number of people is the one which is ethically correct in nature (Hurka, 2011). In terms of utilitarianism, two categories can be presented such as the act utilitarianism and rule utilitarianism. In the case of act utilitarianism, the focus is on the performance and benefits, while in the case of rule utilitarianism, the focus is on acting lawfully for the benefits of all the people. This rule can be associated with the act of Tyler because he intended to provide the greatest benefit to a maximum of the people with utmost fairness. What Tyler wanted is to abide by the law and engage the business operations under legislation, so that the lives of the patients could be benefitted.