Week 1 – Learning Activity 2

Theme Two: Determining Ethical Behavior is the Hardest Part of Study Ethics – Determining the Ethical Dilemma, Separating Legal From Ethical Behavior, and Applying Theories of Ethical Behavior to questions or problems

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Learning Activity 2

Explain what ethical theory you relied upon in drafting your code of ethics (and why), and how it guided you in coming up with what you came up with. What caused you to select the ethical theory you selected? Was there something that caused you to reject another of the ethical theories? What problems did you have to work to overcome? What was the hardest part of the exercise and what problems do you still have with what you were able to draft or with what you anticipate would be the response to it? Are you satisfied with your draft code of ethics as an effective expression of ethical guidance? Why or why not?

Please make sure that you attempt to verbalize your understanding of how the 3 traditional ethical theories operate as part of your explanation.