In the scenario assignments, you are asked to reflect on responses to the presented scenario. It should not just be writing down your first reaction or what you already know.
Reflection involves critical thinking, which means rethinking your existing knowledge and previously held opinions in light of what we have learned about theories of ethics, logic, and reasoning. You will need to question your current knowledge and beliefs. Discuss the main points of the debate, what stance you take, support that stance, and discuss the opposing argument. Also, discuss an ethical theory that would apply to defend your view.
To complete each scenario assignment:
1. Complete the entire scenario.
2. Fill out the template attached below, ask your professor for details on submission.
3. Compose the last question on the template reflection in a Word document and be sure to address, at a minimum, the following questions:
Why do you feel the way you do about the issue presented?
Of the four responses offered in the scenario, which do you think is the most ethical and why?
Which ethical theory would you use to support your stance? Why does this theory work?
4. Support your conclusions with evidence and specific examples from the textbook, including a minimum of one theory of ethics to defend your stance.
5. Your reflection must be 1-2 pages in length and follow APA formatting and citation guidelines as appropriate, making sure to cite at least two sources.
6. Review the rubric for specific grading criteria
When reflecting on a scenario, it is essential to consider the different perspectives and arguments presented. Try to identify the key ethical principles at play and analyze how they relate to the scenario. Consider the potential consequences of different actions and the rights and duties of the various parties involved.
To support your stance, you may wish to draw on an ethical theory such as consequentialism, deontology, virtue ethics, or care ethics. Each theory offers a different approach to ethical reasoning and can be applied in various situations.
Consequentialism, for example, focuses on the outcomes of actions and aims to maximize overall happiness or well-being. Deontology, on the other hand, emphasizes the importance of following moral rules or duties, regardless of their consequences. Virtue ethics emphasizes the development of good character traits and the cultivation of moral excellence, while care ethics emphasizes the importance of caring relationships and empathy.
When applying an ethical theory, it is important to consider how it aligns with your personal values and beliefs. Be sure to explain your reasoning and provide evidence to support your conclusions, such as examples from the scenario or relevant sources from the textbook.
In summary, when reflecting on a scenario, take the time to consider different perspectives and ethical principles, apply an ethical theory to support your stance, and provide evidence to back up your arguments.