Written Ethics Paper Assignment
Your assignment is to create your own personal code of conduct and then critically compare and contrast your code of conduct to another person’s personal code of conduct, this person should be someone that is well known in the area of ethics.
Your paper is required to be three to four 8/12 by 11 inch typed pages, with a one inch margin on each side and a one inch margin on top and a one inch margin on the bottom, double spaced, not counting cover page or reference page(s). Please ensure that your name is on the cover page. You are required to use Times New Roman 12 size font, APA format. Grading will be based on your support of your answer and your critical comparison to another person’s code of conduct. (not the answer, the support of your answer), format, grammar, complete sentences, etc…, and ability to communicate in the written form. Please see the Writing Research Papers: A Complete Guide as a reference for this paper.
Please be clear and concise in your response. Please be sure to support your code with well thought out reasoning.
Please be sure your paper has an introduction, a body, and a conclusion.
When presented with a hypothetical situation you should build arguments in favor of all options in the scenario, but refrain from making a decision about an action. If you make a decision before you do the reasoning, it is not reasoning, it is rationalizing. In addition, when you rationalize you can make almost any choice seem defensible, even an incorrect or wrong choice.
Ethical decision-making is a process of examination and analysis, of weighting all the information impartially, this is problem solving. With every ethical decision, there is a cost/benefit evaluation/analysis, weighing the duties/responsibilities against consequences. Duties include rules, laws/statutes, standards of your profession, and your own personal code of conduct. Consequences are the potential cost of upholding your duty or not upholding your duty. We all need to be aware of how we make ethical decisions using the cost/benefit analysis just stated. We all need to think about making decisions in advance, to be thoughtful, not reactive, when it comes to ethical decisions or choices. When you are in an ethical situation you will not be given time to think about a decision(s) (in most cases it will be a high-pressure, time constrained situation). To aid in your premeditate decision-making you need to create your own personal code of conduct. Support each part of your code with authority from the text or outside sources.
Please note that I may use “Turnitin”, a program that helps evaluate papers for plagiarism. This program searches websites, as well as other educational institutions, to determine the percentage of copied or suspected-copied text within a work.
To reiterate: your assignment is to create your own personal code of conduct and then critically compare and contrast your code of conduct to another person’s personal code of conduct. Please ensure that you support your code with well thought out critical thinking, this person should be someone that is well known in the area of ethics.
I will also send an outline to follow.
Please find a file of the grading rubric.
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