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Introduction In this session, you have been considering moral-ethical dilemmas you yourself faced or that you know of that you either resolved or failed to resolve, but hopefully learned from. You may...

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In this session, you have been considering moral-ethical dilemmas you yourself faced or that you know of that you either resolved or failed to resolve, but hopefully learned from. You may never have given much thought to ethical theory nor what ethical premises/paradigms you have unconsciously held.

You will be focusing on this case for this assignment:

Jane Doe is a nursing student at University X. Jane is in week eight of a course entitled: "Introduction to Ethics".

For the week one discussion, Jane copied work done by her friend John Doe in the same class two months ago (with a different professor). John told Jane it was okay to use his work as John's professor never checked any work in the class using John claimed to have earned an A on the work also.

In week two, Jane went to and paid ten dollars for a week two essay done by a student (not John Doe) who took the same course four months ago. StudentPapering promises that all its archived work is of excellent quality and cannot be detected as copied. Jane then uploaded an exact copy of the work for the week two assignment.

In week three, Jane paid a worker at ten dollars to write for Jane a brand new essay after Jane shared with the worker the essay assignment instructions.
In week four, Jane relied on her knowledge of Esperanto. She felt pressed for time and found an article by a professor from Esperanto on the week four topic. She translated Esperanto into English using Moogle Translate, and the translated text served as her week four paper.

In week five, Jane was running late again. Jane purposely uploaded a blank paper hoping that she would later claim it was an innocent mistake and not be assessed a late penalty. In a previous course on History, she had done the same (with an earlier paper from the History class rather than simply a blank) and had not seen any late penalty assessed.
In week six, Jane took work she did in a nursing course from a year ago and submitted that for her discussion posting in her current class. She simply copied and pasted the work she had labored intensively on a year ago (even though University X forbids this practice as 'self-plagiarism'). Jane was confident her Nursing instructor never checked that work using or another method.
In week seven, Jane copied and pasted work found on for the paper. Jane did not use any quotation marks or other documentation to show the text was not by Jane.

Since Jane's Ethics professor did not check papers and posting for any issues by using or another method, the professor graded all of Jane's work unaware of Jane's actions throughout the weeks of the class. Jane feels her actions are morally justified both because her economic situation requires her to work too much to devote time to school (although other students are well-off enough to have such time) and her religion says that it okay for her to take such actions since a degree will benefit her family (while Jane is aware that other religions of students in the same class forbid such actions).

Now that you have had an opportunity to explore ethics formally, create a reflective assessment of your learning experience and the collaborations you engaged in throughout this session. You will submitbothof the following:

  • A written reflection
  • An oral presentation using a PowerPoint narrated slide show.

For the written reflection, address Jane Doe's and respond to the following:

  • Articulate again your moral theory from week eight discussion (You can revise it if you wish). What two ethical theories best apply to it? Why those two?
  • Apply to Jane Doe's case your personal moral philosophy as developed in week eight discussion and now. Use it to determine if what Jane Doe did was ethical or unethical per your own moral philosophy.
  • Consider if some of these examples are more grave instances of ethical transgressions than others. Explain.
  • Propose a course of social action and a solution by using the ethics of egoism, utilitarianism, the "veil of ignorance" method, deontological principles, and/or a theory of justice to deal with students like Jane. Consider social values such as those concerning ways of life while appraising the interests of diverse populations (for instance, those of differing religions and economic status).

For the oral presentation, briefly summarize your feelings about taking a course in Ethics and explore your process of transformation in this course.

  • Discuss your experiences of the course, your beginnings, and where you are now. Consider your interaction in discussions.
  • Should health care workers be required to take a course in Ethics? Why or why not

Writing Requirements (APA format)

  • Length: 3-4 pages (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)

Presentation Requirements

  • Length: 2-3 minutes
Answered Same Day Aug 20, 2021


Swati answered on Aug 25 2021
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Moral Theory
Moral theory is theory of right that tells what we ought to do morally and why a specific action is wrong. It helps to determine conduct of right and wrong. It helps us to provide a framework for thinking and discussing in a reasoned manner in order to evaluate moral issues. My moral theory is Consequentialism that emphasizes only on the consequences. The basic intuition behind this policy is whatever makes future best is right or best for us as past cannot be changed so our focus must be totally on future. Two ethical theories best applying to it includes Utilitarianism and Hedonism. Utilitarianism which is basically a form of consequentialism and tends to determine right from wrong based on outcomes. The main thinking of Utilitarian is that the morality emphasizes on maximization of happiness amount that is produced from every action. This theory best applies to consequentialsim because only human welfare maximization determines the rightness of actions in this. Hedonism on other hand emphasizes on avoiding harm and seeking pleasure in order to achieve well being. This is directly associated with the consequences and the future hence best applies to it.
As per my own moral philosophy what Jane Doe did was ethically wrong because her act did harm to herself. May be providing the assignment solution by using old resources, friend’s help and online services made her present situation satisfied but the consequences of same may be disastrous for future. The associated harm is to Jane’s own future as she copied and got the things done by other resources without putting any labor and learning in it which will become a hindrance to her performance while in action. As per my Consequentialism moral policy, the goal is to make future
ing wherein there is pleasure as well as happiness maximization along with avoidance of pain in future which could not be met by the act done by Jane. Using on paid basis in week 2 and 3 was more unethical as learning by Jane here was null, also she has paid against it and she justifies getting assignments done by other resources...

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