Code of Ethics

Unit II Essay

Unit II focuses on ethics in public policy. For this assignment, you are asked to first, summarize an organization’s code of ethics and then, choose or design an ethical dilemma and reflect on the ethical dilemma. Once you have completed this assignment, you will have a better understanding of ethics in the context of public policy.
Part 1: Write a summary of a code of ethics, and describe how it applies to public policy/policy analysis. The code of ethics can be from your current organization or an organization of your choosing.

 The summary should be a minimum of 100 words.  Make sure to use APA style.

Part 2:

Option 1: Choose an ethical dilemma from an article (journal, newspaper, or internet). Write a minimum of 400 words reflecting on the ethical dilemma, including:

(please use the article link below:
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/physicianassisted-dying-h_b_7736606.html

 State the problem clearly. What are the ethical issues raised? Who will be affected by your decision?  What moral principles will you use to decide on a particular course of action? What ethical theory or combination of theories would you use to inform possible courses of action?  Discuss at least two possible courses of action. Include benefits and consequences of each.  What course of action do you think is best? Why? How difficult would it be to make that decision in real life?

Option 2: Design your own dilemma. Create a dilemma (minimum of 100 words) that you might encounter personally in professional practice. This must be a dilemma about which you personally would have to decide a course of action. Write a minimum of 400 words reflecting on the ethical dilemma, including:

 State the problem clearly. What are the ethical issues raised? Who will be affected by your decision?  What moral principles will you use to decide on a particular course of action? What ethical theory or combination of theories would you use to inform possible courses of action?  Discuss at least two possible courses of action. Include benefits and consequences of each.  What course of action do you think is best? Why? How difficult would it be to make that decision in real life?

Your assignment must:

 be a minimum of 500 words;  follow APA style; and  include a cover page containing the title of the assignment (Unit II Essay), your name, and the university name. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

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