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Mike Brown

ETHC 232 (Ethical and Legal Issues in the Professions) Entire Course

Mike Brown

ETHC 232 (Ethical and Legal Issues in the Professions) Entire Course

 

 

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ETHC 232 (Ethical and Legal Issues in the  Professions) Entire Course

 

DeVry ETHC 232 week 1 discussion dq 1& dq 2

 

DeVry ETHC 232 week 1 dq 1

 

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Importance and Value of Ethics (graded)

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Let’s begin our class discussion with an overarching conversation about the importance of ethics. Why are ethics important? How do they affect our decision making? What are the consequences if we do something unethical?

 

DeVry ETHC 232 week 1 dq 2

 

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Deontological Ethics (graded)

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Our first TCO asks us to consider the deontological ethical approach given certain ethical dilemmas that may arise in the professional world. You may want to review this week’s lecture as you think about the following topic for discussion. Consider a situation in which a company is planning to implement a surveillance policy to monitor its employees. What kinds of ethical duties do you think this company has that would be involved in this decision? You may talk about duties to its shareholders, customers, employees, and others. Why do these duties exist? How should they impact the decisions made in this context?

DeVry ETHC 232 week 2 discussion dq 1& dq 2

 

DeVry ETHC 232 week 2  dq 1

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Utilitarianism (graded)

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Last week we considered deontological ethics in the discussion thread, and this week we will consider the alternative approach of utilitarianism. How would a utilitarian approach cause someone to make a different decision in certain cases. Can you think of cases in which a decision made would be different based on the ethical approach a person takes?

 

DeVry ETHC 232 week 2 dq 2

 

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Societal Norms vs. Workplace Standards (graded)

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Societal norms, in essence, are those rules for how people should act in society. Although these norms are accepted, there will be times in which a societal norm runs contrary to a workplace standard. What is an example of when such a situation can arise? How do you decide the ethical choice when faced with such a dilemma?

 

DeVry ETHC 232 week 3 discussion dq 1& dq 2

 

DeVry ETHC 232 week 3 dq 1

 

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Laws and Privacy (graded)

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One of the important areas of law and ethics in business relates to privacy rights. Several laws have been passed that direct businesses to respect privacy. In this thread, let’s consider how HIPAA, GLB, and COPPA laws can help ensure people’s privacy. What is their ethical justification? Is there gray area in these laws? How do some businesses try to find their way around these laws?

 

DeVry ETHC 232 week 3 dq 2

 

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Industry Standards (graded)

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Some industries and businesses have their own uniquely applicable laws and standards. In this thread, let’s share our own experiences with industry standards. What field are you in? Are there specific laws and standards associated with this industry? Why are they in place? Are these laws and standards consistently followed?

 

devry ethc232 week 4 discussion dq 1& dq 2

 

DeVry ethc232 week 4 dq 1

 

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Organization Culture (graded)

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What are some examples of organizational culture? Where does organizational culture come from? How do we learn it? How do we know when we have violated it?

 

dq 2

 

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Ethical Ambiguity (graded)

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Consider the following scenario: You are aware of a problem that is costing your company productivity. This problem is caused by a fellow employee who refuses to use current technology. This employee has asked you to keep the situation to yourself, since he is one year from retirement and does not want to lose his job or have to endure new training. This employee is also very popular with everyone at the company. You have just been asked by your superiors why you think your division is not as productive as it could be. Do you tell the truth? What are the ethical considerations involved in this decision? How should one deal with this kind of ethical ambiguity?

 

devry ethc232 week 5 discussion dq 1& dq 2

 

dq 1

 

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Profit vs. Public (graded)

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Businesses are intended to make money, and sometimes this means keeping business practices secret. What kind of information does the public have a right to know? What kind of information does a business have a right to keep secret? How do we make these decisions?

 

dq 2

 

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Insider Knowledge (graded)

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In a business world where information is usually the key to making money, sometimes information that is not available to the public can be considered legally and ethically improper to use in making business decisions. What is insider information? Why are there laws against it being used to make investment decisions?

 

devry ethc232 week 6 discussion dq 1& dq 2

 

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Corporate Responsibility (graded)

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Corporate responsibility is a controversial issue that involves many industries, companies, and ethical considerations. Consider one or more of the following examples, and comment on if and how you think the industry has an obligation to society.

·         McDonalds considering the overall health of society

·         Nike considering its responsibility for running sweatshops to produce its apparel

·         Oil companies for developing alternative energies

 

dq 2

 

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Whistleblowers (graded)

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If you are an employee of a business, and learn that it is violating the law, what would you do in this situation? What are your ethical obligations? Under what conditions would you report the illegal activities? Under what conditions would you keep quiet?

 

devry ethc232 week 7 discussion dq 1& dq 2

 

dq 1

 

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Personal Morality (graded)

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Can you think of a situation in which personal or religious beliefs might conflict with something that may be asked of you professionally? What should you do in this situation?

 

dq 2

 

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Cultural Differences (graded)

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What are some examples of cultural differences around the world that can affect business practices? Should a business change practices based on cultural sensitivities? Why or why not?

 

devryethc232week 2 You Decide

 

You Decide

You Decide: Choices and Consequences.

Go to the You Decide tab this week for details on this assignment.

Submit your assignment to the Dropbox, located at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these.equella.ecollege.com/file/8ff9f27a-3772-48cf-9855-4bec4e6706bf/1/Dropbox.html”>step-by-step instructions.

.equella.ecollege.com/file/35dde2c9-8784-4270-99c7-6b84b78e6d8e/4/ETHC232_W2_YouDecide.html”>You Decide> Activity

 

Scenario Summary

 

One of the great and ongoing situations that calls for ethical decision making is the reality that there is almost always a greater need for something than there is a supply to meet the need.

For our assignment and scenario, the need is the life-and-death situation of the need for transplantable organs and the rather small and transitory supply. Hard decisions need to be made, and there is little time to think things through. These are emergency situations.

Transplantable organs become available on short notice – usually because a donor has died for reasons unrelated to the organ. They need to be removed and transplanted very quickly, because they only remain fresh for a limited period. And there is the whole complicated issue of tissue type matching. There is also an ongoing concern about how long recipients can wait.

 

Activity

 

Your assignment is to make the decision using utilitarian ethics as this week’s classwork and discussions have brought you to that skill and then to write it up in the form of a Memorandum for the hospital records. Remember that this record could be reviewed by the Peer Review Committee or the Hospital Trustees at a later date.

This is Utilitarian Week in our course. Employ what you have learned from J. S. Mill and Utilitarianism this week AND one other of our course’s ethicists of your choice from week 1.

The Memorandum should be at 2 double-spaced pages, maximum of 3 pages, in a memorandum form ready to become an official item of record.

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Description

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Content

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50%

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Quality of Memorandum content

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Analysis

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35%

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Employs what you have learned from J. S. Mill and Utilitarianism this week AND one other of our course’s ethicists of your choice from earlier weeks.

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Mechanics/Organization

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15%

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Writes answers clearly and succinctly using strong organization and proper grammar. Citations are properly used throughout the assignment.

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Total

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100

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A quality paper will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.

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devry ethc232 week 6 You Decide

 

You Decide

 

You Decide: Whistleblowing

Go to the You Decide tab this week for details on this assignment.

Submit your assignment to the Dropbox, located at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these.equella.ecollege.com/file/8ff9f27a-3772-48cf-9855-4bec4e6706bf/1/Dropbox.html”>step-by-step instructions.

See the Syllabus section “Due Dates for Assignments & Exams” for due date information.

.equella.ecollege.com/file/72a60661-e8fb-4367-9687-b452db721192/5/ETHC232_W6_YouDecide.html”>You Decide> Activity or Assignment

 

Scenario Summary – Are We Safe?

 

“Wooden” is a large factory in Littlebury. Littlebury is a small town with a population of approximately 1,200 people. Wooden is the largest employer in the town. In Littlebury, everyone knows each other, as they are either related or friends. Wooden specializes in creating wooden objects from shaving and shaping logs. The factory takes in approximately 1,000 logs a day and operates on a 24/7 schedule. The activity generates an enormous amount of wood dust. There is dust at least an inch thick on all of the equipment, flat surfaces and ceiling rafters. There are some areas in which the dust could be as much as three inches thick.

Wood dust is a combustible material and, given the right circumstances (ignition source, amount of dust, etc.), can be explosive. Also, inhaling fine wood dust can create respiratory illnesses.

Employees have complained over the years about the dust, but the employer still has not created a method to frequently clean the factory. One day Karen, a co-worker, tells you that while she was operating her machine she noticed three quick sparks in the air near her work station. Karen informed her Section Manager about this incident, but the response was that she shouldn’t worry about it. She is now scared that the factory may explode at any moment.

 

Your Assignment

 

You are an employee at this factory. You have worked there for over 10 years and know everyone from the owner to the co-workers. This situation has you nervous as well, but you don’t know what to do because you do not want to get anyone in trouble. You decide to speak with several people at the factory. Based upon their responses (listed below), answer the following questions:

1.     1. Would you report this situation to anyone else? If so, who and why?

2.     2. If you choose not to report the situation, explain your decision.

3.     3. What are the possible consequences if you were to report this situation?

4.     4. What are the possible consequences if you fail to report the workplace condition?

5.     5. Let’s assume that you have reported the workplace condition. Is this whistleblowing? If so, would it be morally justified in this situation?

“There is no way an explosion could occur. Everyone knows that wood dust is not explosive. Karen probably just saw some type of light reflection. Look, in order to ease your mind, I will schedule a major clean up of the facility next month. Just sit tight.”

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