Initial post: Reflect on the responsibilities of the ethical student as described in the Purtilo & Doherty text and the Hondros College Handbook. What is your own personal brand right now? Describe two qualities that you have as a student that you would like to carry into your professional brand and how you would demonstrate them.
Response posts (RPs): Address specific consequences of choosing not to be an ethical student and professional in light of the responsibilities addressed in the IP.
Note: In this discussion forum, you will not be able to see the posts of other students until you have made a post of your own.
In each discussion forum, the object is to increase understanding of many different ethical views. Keep in mind the Principle of Charity. We have a responsibility to be open to new ideas about ethics here, just as you each have a responsibility to be open to your patients’ views. This openness includes the new theories introduced each week and the participants’ views expressed in the forum. Seek to understand a view or concept before criticizing it. If your understanding is incomplete, ask respectful questions targeted at the ideas, and not the person expressing them. Answer questions honestly and with respect. We also have a responsibility to express our own views in such a way that invites discussion. Avoid stereotypes and labelling groups or people, discussing ideas respectfully without use of irrelevant information about the arguer. Avoidance of the ad hominem fallacy is crucial to ethical discussion. This does not mean that disagreement is off limits! Disagreements are best made with support and respectful discourse and questioning.