Ethics Awareness Inventory

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Ethics Awareness Inventory . Ethics Awareness Inventory Ethics awareness inventory is an opportunity for individuals to learn about themselves as well as how others approach ethical decision making (The Williams Institute for Ethics and Management, 2012). “Ethics awareness inventory is designed to assist individuals with achieving specific objectives enabling an individual to understand and care about what is right or good, compare, and decide alternatives, form opinions about actions morally appropriate to take, and acquire the skills to justify decisions or ethical grounds” (The Williams Institute for Ethics and Management, 2012, p. 1). Understanding the importance of an individual’s own personal ethical perspective is an important area that individuals should be aware of and understand as well, the relationship between personal and professional ethics are also areas important to be aware of and understand. The ethics awareness inventory consists of four categories of ethical thoughts used to determine the profile of an individual, which should reflect the individual’s beliefs. After taking the multiple question inventories it is apparent that the ethical profile most closely aligned to is (O) obligation, and the ethical profile least closely aligned is (E) equity (The Williams Institute for Ethics and Management, 2012). The ethics perspective of (O) obligation, “individuals who most closely aligned with obligation tend to base his or her ethical perspectives on an individual’s duty or obligation to do what is morally right” (The Williams Institute for Ethics and Management, 2012, p. 4). The ethical style is individuals believe that “human’s intrinsic value, meaning the individual has a right to individual respect. Therefore an individual cannot support social traditions and policies aimed at the “best interests of society as a whole” (The Williams

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