Ethics

 

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chapter 5, 6
  • Lesson
  • Minimum of 2 scholarly sources (in addition to the course textbook)

Instructions
This assignment is the first step in a three-part project. You only need to focus on part one at this point. Each step will build on earlier steps. However, it is not a matter of providing a rough draft of all or even part of the entire project here in week three. That is, further steps might require completely new and original text.  At the same time, completing each step will aid you in completing a future step or future steps. And, you should use the same topic in all steps.

First, select a topic of moral controversy, debate, disagreement, and dispute, Examples of such topics are euthanasia, the death penalty, abortion, cloning, etc. You can pick any such topic. It need not be listed here.

Next, detail the positions of each side of the ethical debate. Note at least two moral reasons each side presents to show their view on the topic is correct.

Now, we want to evaluate these positions using the moral theories we studied this week:

  • What would an Ethical Egoist say about this topic? What side would the Ethical Egoist take? What would the Ethical Egoist say to justify their moral position? Is there a conflict between loyalty to self and to community relevant to your topic? If so, how so? Note what you feel is the best course of action.
  • What would a Social Contract Ethicist say about this topic? What side would the Social Contract Ethicist take? What would the Social Contract Ethicist say to justify their moral position? Does your topic involve a collision between personal obligations and national ones? If so, how so? Note what you feel is the best course of action.

Finally, reference and discuss any professional code of ethics relevant to your topic such as the AMA code for doctors, the ANA code for nurses, or any other pertinent professional code. State whether and how your chosen topic involves any conflicts between professional and familial duties.

Cite the textbook and incorporate outside sources, including citations.

Writing Requirements (APA format)

  • Length: 3-4pages (not including title page or references page)
  • 1-inch margins
  • Double spaced
  • 12-point Times New Roman font
  • Title page
  • References page (minimum of 2 scholarly sources in addition to the course textbook)

Grading
This activity will be graded based on the rubric provided.

Rubric

ETHC445 Week 3 Assignment Rubric – 100 pts.ETHC445 Week 3 Assignment Rubric – 100 pts.CriteriaRatingsPtsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeDetails positions of ethical debate20 ptsThoroughly notes two moral reasons each side presents.17 ptsNo 

 

ETHC445 Week 3 Assignment Rubric – 100 pts.

ETHC445 Week 3 Assignment Rubric – 100 pts.

CriteriaRatingsPts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeDetails positions of ethical debate

20 ptsThoroughly notes two moral reasons each side presents.

17 ptsNotes two moral reasons each side presents

15 ptsThoroughly notes one moral reason each side presents.

12 ptsNotes only one moral reason each side presents.

0 ptsThe student does not note moral reasons.

20 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAssignment Content

50 ptsAddresses all aspects of the questions, applying professional knowledge, and research regarding weekly concepts.

42.5 ptsAddresses most aspects of the questions, applying professional knowledge, , and research regarding weekly concepts.

37.5 ptsAddresses some aspects of the questions, applying professional knowledge, and research regarding weekly concepts.

30 ptsMinimally addresses the questions, applying professional knowledge, and research regarding weekly concepts.

0 ptsNo effort

50 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeProfessional Communication

10 ptsPresents information using clear and concise language in an organized manner (minimal errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).

8.5 ptsPresents information in an organized manner (some errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).

7.5 ptsPresents information using understandable language but is somewhat disorganized (some errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).

6 ptsPresents information that is not clear, logical, professional or organized to the point that the reader has difficulty understanding the message (numerous errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and/or punctuation).

0 ptsNo effort

10 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSource Integration

10 ptsPaper includes reference to 2 scholarly sources and properly integrates the sources.

7 ptsPaper includes reference to 2 scholarly sources but does not properly integrate the sources.

0 ptsPaper does not make reference to a scholarly sources.

10 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA Format

10 ptsPaper meets all source requirements, and is properly formatted in APA style throughout (i.e. title page, spacing, font, in-text citations and references.)

8.5 ptsPaper meets all source requirements, and is mostly properly formatted in APA style (i.e. title page, spacing, font, in-text citations and references.)

7.5 ptsPaper meets all source requirements, and is somewhat properly formatted in APA style (i.e. title page, spacing, font, in-text citations and references.)

6 ptsPaper fails to meet source requirements and/or is improperly formatted in APA style throughout

0 ptsNo ef

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