Please note the assignment word limit is 1,000 words (+/- 10%).
Response Part 1: Establish the facts (200 words)
1. Outline a chronological sequence of relevant events of the issue and the actions that occurred
after (i.e. as a consequence of the respective events you have outlined).
2. Clearly state the ethical dilemma/s as you see them.
3. Choose one ethical dilemma as the focus of your assignment.
a. State why you believe this ethical dilemma is the more important dilemma of the ones you
Response Part 2: Analysing the ethical dilemma and options (500 words)
4. Come up with a list of the variety of ways you could resolve the dilemma, without judgement
(even options you might immediately recognise as ‘wrong’)
5. Assess the ethical dilemma from the perspectives covered in this subject.
a. Law, guidelines, policies
i. Does the law provide an answer to the ethical dilemma?
ii. Is there a violation of corporate or professional codes and responsibilities?
iii. Do informal guidelines (industry practice or culture, etc) provide guidance?
b. Ethical principles
1. Could an option to resolve the dilemma minimise harm or result in a better
outcome for the people involved?
ii. Deontology (and Kant’s Categorical Imperative)
1. In the actions considered, are (human) rights being impacted? Are duties
or responsibilities not being met?
2. Would it be okay if everyone chose this option or acted in this way? Are
people being treated as ends rather than means?
iii. Virtue ethics
1. Are actions to resolve the dilemma centred on the principles of fair play,
trust, compassion, kindness at play?
Response Part 3: Your evaluation of the outcome (300 words)
6. This section centres on your opinion based on the ethical analysis you have undertaken. State
your viewpoint on what you believe is the best way to resolve the dilemma, based on your
analysis of the options and ethical considerations.
a. Be sure to elaborate in the context of two (2) theoretical approaches in ethics that have
been discussed in this subject.
b. Why do you think your recommendation is the morally right one to make?