Week 1 – Discussion 1
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Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
Ethics – Definitions and Significance
The required textbook chapters and the Ethics: What is right? (Links to an external site.) video provide a number of definitions for the term ethics and multiple theories about moral conduct (Warmerdam & Garcia, 2004). Based upon your own professional experience, create your own, personal working definition of ethics, and explain the significance that ethics have in your daily life (i.e., work and/or life outside of work). Your definition should include the consequences you have observed or experienced for violations of your fundamental definition of ethics (i.e., consequences to you or to others).
Guided Response:
When you examine and create your own personal definition of ethics, ponder the many, varying theories about ethics. How does your personal ethical theory match or draw from established codifications of moral conduct? Are ethics situational? Why or why not?