Assignment
Instructions
1. Review the code of
ethics that most closely aligns with your desired professional field.
2. Use the Workplace Ethics Assignment Template [DOCX] to
complete the following:
o In the first column
of the chart, provide a description of the code of ethics.
o In the second
column, identify the advantages or strengths that you see in this code of
ethics.
o In the third
column, identify the disadvantages or weaknesses that you see in this code of
ethics.
o In the fourth
column, explain how the code of ethics helps professionals in your chosen field
to resolve ethical disagreements productively by applying it to a particular
type of ethical situation that could arise in your profession.
Write
below the chart a short narrative (maximum of one page) in which you
discuss how elements of the workplace code of ethics align with theories
about which you learned in previous weeks. (I learned about two
theories of normative ethics—consequentialist ethics and virtue ethics and
the third theoretical tradition, deontological ethics, which is usually
associated with Immanuel Kant. Deontology seems to be simpler than other
ethical theories because, to be an ethical person, one simply has to do
his or her duty and follow the rules. Deontology is governed by rules that
people consider universal moral laws—do not lie, do not cheat, do not
steal, et cetera.)
Assignment
Requirements
Your assignment should also meet the following
requirements:
Communication: Write clearly and concisely. Complete the chart and a short
narrative.
APA guidelines: Format resources and citations according to
current APA Style and Format.
Font and font size: Use Arial, 10-point font.
Competencies Measured
By successfully completing this assignment,
you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and
assignment criteria:
Competency
1: Explain the nature of ethical issues.
Describe
a professional code of ethics.
Align
a workplace code of ethics with ethical theories.
Competency
3: Engage in ethical debate.
Assess
the advantages and disadvantages of a professional code of ethics.
Explain
methods for resolving ethical disagreements productively.
Competency
5: Communicate effectively in the context of personal and professional
moral discourse.
Write
clearly with few spelling, grammatical, or mechanical errors.