Ethical Student and Professional Forum
Initial post: Reflect on the responsibilities of the ethical student as described in the Purtilo & Doherty 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.
.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.
- Incorporate at least one piece of support from this week’s reading assignment(s), cited and referenced Using APA formatting.
- Reference your sources at the bottom of your post.
- This post must be 250-350 words. Neither the quotation, nor references count toward the word count.
Readings and Required Materials
- Purtilo, R. B. & Doherty, R. F. (2011). Ethical dimensions in the health professions (5th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Saunders. — Chapters 6-8 (pp. 113-175)