Code of Ethics Comparison between AACC and ACA When considering similarities and differences of ethical codes one should perhaps begin by clarifying what ethics are as well as the purpose of a code of ethics. In the profession of counseling one might consider the statement from Corey, Corey, and Callanan which reads, “The primary purpose of a code of ethics is to safeguard the welfare of clients by providing what is in their best interest” (Corey et al., 2011 p.9). While this is not the only purpose a code of ethics serves, it is the one that best takes into account one important consideration in counseling which is “Do no harm" (Sossin, n.d.). “Ethics codes are also designed to safeguard the public and to guide the professionals in their work so that they can provide the best service possible” (Corey et al.,2011 p.9). The AACC or American Association of Christian Counselors is intended; as the name implies, for those counselors practicing with Christianity as their spiritual emphasis while the ACA
In this lens it is taught to focus on the processes, and the systems needed for an ethical organization. The difference between the first two lens discussed is that the Right and Responsibility Lens, and the Results lens focused on the individual, the Relationship lens focuses on the community. However in the relationship lens it has a few more concerns, such as how to protect the basic liberties of all people. These liberties are broken down into rights such as; The right to notice, The right to voice, not to veto, The right to have contracts honored. The Relationship Lens helped influence my decision by giving us a process by which basic liberties can be protected.
Ethical Decision Making Paper James Bush CJS/211 8/24/2015 Michael Raneses Ethical Decision Making According to my Ethics Awareness Inventory Scoring Summary I learned my ethical profile is most closely aligned with obligation. I base my ethical perspective on what is morally right. I believe that ethical conduct appeals to “conscience”. I look to whether a person’s intent rather the results of the action. We choose how we act and what rules to follow.
3. Identify each claimant (key actor) who has an interest in the outcome of this ethical issue. From the perspective of the moral agent—the individual contemplating an ethical course of action—what obligation is owed to the claimant? Why? Claimant (key actor) Obligation (owed to the claimant) Perspective (What does the claimant hope will happen?)
Now it is time to discuss the purpose for AICPA’s code, why it is considered the foundation of ethical reasoning, and its most important purposes. The purpose of the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct is to, “represent the expectations for CPAs on the part of the public in performance of professional services,” (Mintz, S. & Morris, R. 2011. p. 14). Currently the majority of CPAs belong to the AICPA; so the fact that the code of professional conduct has been established and accepted by the members themselves, it is considered as the foundation of ethical reasoning in accounting. Principles of the Code reflect the member’s recognition and understanding of its responsibilities to the public, clients and other CPAs. They are used to keep members focused on
Ethical Lens Inventory Reflection Richard Napper University of Phoenix Online Ethical Lens Inventory Reflection My Ethical Lens Inventory identifies what is most important to me but listing values that are important to me. By answering, a series of questions the program is able to tell what I feel is important to me. The reflection tool states how I make decisions based on ethics. Reading and understanding the tool can give you the ability to make informed decisions based on your values. I value being an individual, and being responsible for your own actions.
Our company strives to be as transparent as possible and to instill in employees the fact that an understanding of these elements is important to build a culture of trust within our company. A third component of our training ethics training will include a presentation of scenarios/dilemmas which participants will discuss and come to a consensus as to the appropriate course of action. Pairs of participants each will write an example of a dilemma and present it to the group for discussion. Another piece of this section will include role-playing scenarios and a question and answer period to clear up any misunderstandings.
“The possession of knowledge carries an ethical responsibility.” Evaluate this claim. The right to study and possess knowledge is a fundamental right for every human which is enshrined in nearly every single country’s constitution. However, the decisions that are made when this knowledge is applied could potentially have repercussions. At this point, ethics becomes involved in the use of knowledge. In order to evaluate the claim that the possession of knowledge carries ethical responsibility, it is important to understand ethics and knowledge in the general sense To put it simply, ethics is moral philosophy, or rationalization of conduct as either right or wrong.
The Merriam Webster dictionary defines ethics as the discipline dealing with what is good and bad and with moral duty and obligation. Therefore, making an ethical decision requires an individual to evaluate what is good or bad and the moral duty and obligation to society. The good and bad are defined by societal norms and one’s moral duty is based upon an agreed set of rules, which govern human behavior. However, making an ethical decision often requires a much more in depth analysis of the situation and the possible outcomes. In this paper, I will examine four dilemmas in which decisions must be made based on ethical reasoning and moral duty to society.
According to Dictionary.com (2013), “Ethics is a system of moral principles; the rules of conduct recognized in respect to a particular class of human actions or a particular group or culture; moral principles, as of an individual; or that branch of philosophy dealing with values relating to human conduct, with respect to the rightness and wrongness of certain actions and badness of the motives and ends of such actions.” There are factors that contribute to the development of personal ethics. Personal ethics drive your actions and emotions daily. The ethical principles you live your life by are not a traditional set of rules handed to you at birth. These ethical principles have grown and developed with you over time and many things influence how they are formed. Everyone is different whether good or bad because everyone has a different foundation on which they build his or her moral code.