This assessment provides an opportunity for you to begin to explore how ethics have played a part in your professional life. You will have the opportunity to focus on one situation and analyse it from a range of ethical perspectives with the aim of understanding:
(a) how ethics is part of your day-to-day professional practice, and
(b) how your current thinking about ethical issues influences your professional practice. You will develop the skill to identify and describe an ethical issue, articulate the various choices you have available to you and discuss how you determine what actions you should take. You will also develop your written skills by presenting a coherent description of an event, demonstrating the capacity to reflect on your behaviour. The assignment will help you to develop an ‘ethical mindset’ when making workplace decisions and learn to identify the ethical frameworks that inform those decisions.