Personal Code of Ethics Instructions
The purpose of this assignment is for you to write your own Personal Code of Ethics (PCE) on the various issues covered in this course. Beginning in Module/Week 2, you will write a section of the code of ethics each module/week and submit it to your instructor for evaluation. Each section must be at least 250 words. The instructor will assess what you have written and make suggestions for clarification or improvement if necessary. Once you have received a section back, you will have the opportunity to revise it based on the instructor’s input. At the end of the course, you will submit the entire project for a final grade. The Final Submission must be at least 1,500 words. All parts of your Personal Code of Ethics must follow current Turabian format.
PLEASE NOTE: While this is your own code of ethics, it should be written in a formal, academic and objective style. You should avoid all personal stories or references. Also, avoid being casual in style. Think of this as an official document. You might Google codes of ethics to get an idea of the style and manner I am looking for.
You are free and encouraged to refer to sources to support your view, including Scripture. However, you must write your Personal Code of Ethics in your own words. Do not just copy what you have read elsewhere. This is your code; make it your own. NOTE: Please do not quote or cite any sources in you PCE except scripture if you choose to do so (scripture is not required). Obviously your code of ethics is going to be influenced by what you have read in this course, but please do not cite it (and certainly do not plagiarize it by stating it word for word). You do not need to include any lengthy reasoning for your view unless you deem it necessary, since the code is simply a statement and brief explanation of the view you hold. However, a brief explanation of your reasoning might be necessary if your code reflects a position contrary to that promoted in class.
PCE – End of Life
Our emotions get strained when we see loved ones suffering and the only end seems to be end of life. In this section, you must consider the best way to approach end-of-life care. This section must include the following:
1. A statement on both the definition of death and the best means of determining death (select one).
2. Your view on the distinction between active and passive euthanasia: Is there a distinctive difference or not?
3. A statement on the specific procedures and practices, if any, that can justifiably be removed or withheld from dying patients and those that cannot (specifically address nutrition and hydration)
4. A statement of the value and need for advanced directives (pro or con).