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In a 3- to 5-page response, you will integrate information from multiple sources regarding an ethical topic of your choice. You will also explore how personal beliefs, values, and biases can impact ethical decision making and how you will apply the Ethics Code in your future career. The majority of the response will focus on the synthesis of information from your sources. The exploration of personal beliefs, values, and biases should be no more than 1 page.

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The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task of putting together a paper on ethics where personal beliefs, values and biases are explored in terms of their impact on decision making. The application of ethical code to career is also explored. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic. An outline for the paper is also suggested.

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Hi and thank you for your trust. On this particular problem, you are being asked to present a topic in ethics. This is a reflective response in which you explore that particular topic and then explain your views with regards to it, how you deal with it following your ethical beliefs and how certain biases influence or reflect in the decisions you may make. I think you should also add elements of culture as culture predisposes us towards a particular view. Since a 3-page response requires a minimum of 1,000 words, I suggest the following outline:

1. The ethical issue of choice - then explain why - 150 words
2. Your views on the issue - 150 words
3. How beliefs influence views and decision making - 150 words
4. How culture influences and creates predisposition/biases - 150 words
5. How you approach the issue - explain deontological, teleological and normative ethics and present your choice, explaining why - 150 words
6. Reflect on your personal beliefs, your values and your own personal code - 150 words
7. Conclusion - 100 words

I have listed resources that can be useful to you. I suggest this particular dilemma because it is a common issue that one can quite easily face in real life. Good luck with your studies.

AE 105878/Xenia Jones



When we talk about ethics, we refer to moral philosophy which investigates arrests, defines, recommends and establishes notions and constructs of right and wrong. Ethics comes from the Greek word 'ethos' which means character; thus ethics is the characterization and construct of what is good and bad. There are mainly 2 perspectives utilized when deciding upon an ethical path in terms of choosing the right course of action when faced with a dilemma. Life is a journey of choices and challenges that move us towards doors and decisions that ask us to make choices and reason what, in our eyes, ought to be the right course of action. Every day, we are faced with choices that ask us to identify what to us is the right path. Ethical issues can be small or massive dependent upon their impact as well as degree of importance.

For this discussion, I have chosen to focus on an ethical dilemma that is something that we all somewhat face at some point in our lives. The issue of confidence and confidentiality is something that both have socio-ethical and legal repercussions. Legally for example, all information shared between us and our lawyers are confidential - they must thus protect that disclosure. Socially, when we have trusted friends to whom we share our secrets ...

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