Your final exam essay gives you the opportunity to identify ethical problems faced by individuals or communities and propose reasonable solutions. You will apply theories we covered in this course, and interpret various issues using a number of ethical theoretical constructs, both traditional and contemporary. You will analyze, evaluate, and distinguish between ethical theories to critique contemporary issues. This activity aligns with module outcomes 1 and 2.
Your essay should be 1,000–1,200 words (4–5 pages), double-spaced, in APA format, and with 3 or more credible sources. Begin your essay by choosing one issue from the list below, and then choose a total of 6 theories (from the subsequent 3 options) to analyze your issue.
Choose one issue from the categories below, about which you feel most passionate:
- Animal Rights and Environmental Ethics
- Business or Health Care Ethics
- Cloning, Stem Cell Research, Genetic Issues
- Civil Liberties
- Death Penalty
- Drug Policy
- End of (Human) Life Issues
- Global Justice and Injustice
- Racism, Discrimination, Hate Crimes, Oppression
- War and Terrorism
Analyze your chosen issue using 6 theories. Choose 2 from each of the 3 categories listed below.
Choose 2 from the primary list:
- Utilitarian ethics
- Kantian ethics
- Virtue ethics
Choose another 2 from the traditional theories list:
- Ethical Egoism
- Ethical Relativism
- Divine Command Theory
- Natural Law Theory
- Social Contract Theory
Choose an additional 2 theories from the contemporary or non-Western list:
- African ethics
- Eastern ethics
- Feminist ethics or Care-based ethics
- Postmodernism ethics
- Environmental Theories (Ecofeminist, Deep Ecology…)
- 1,000–1,200 words in length (4–5 pages).
- Formatted according to APA standards, using Times New Roman, 12-point font, double spacing, and one inch margins.
Writing and Content Requirements:
- The introduction should explain the chosen issue in detail.
- The thesis, argument, or focus of the essay should be evident in the introduction.
- The body of the essay should:
- explain the approaches by various philosophers and/or ethical theories.
- analyze which approach(es) you find most compelling and explain why.
- incorporate high quality ideas and key concepts from the ethical theories.
- include some suggestions for the most practical solutions to your topic.
- assess the future of your chosen topic in terms of solutions.
- The entire essay should contain correct grammar, spelling, and syntax.
- Please use transitions between paragraphs.
- The essay should be documented by properly citing at least three or more credible sources.HR005: Team Building and Conflict Management
Access the following to complete this Assessment:
- Thomason Health System Background
- Thomason Health System Bios
- Academic Expectations Writing Checklist
You are the newly appointed chief operating officer (COO) for Thomason Health System (THS), a large healthcare delivery system that will be acquiring and implementing a new information technology system—electronic medical records (EMRs). The organization has many and differing opinions about EMRs, but the chief executive officer (CEO) and the board of directors want you to establish an onboarding team that will help facilitate the organization-wide adoption of this new technology. Your main responsibility is to identify five team members from a short list of candidates and facilitate the launch of an effective team through conflict resolution and team building. This team will present a unified message and facilitate cultural change within the greater organization.
Prepare a strategic proposal to the board of directors that will cover the following (4–6 pages):
Part I: Team Creation
- Identify the five different onboarding team members you have selected.
- Justify your selections and exclusions for the onboarding team, using the principles of interprofessional teams.
- Explain the different roles and responsibilities each team member will have as a member of the onboarding team.
Part II: Team Building
- Outline a team-building plan using team building principles (i.e., Team STEPPS).
- Analyze potential challenges in the process of creating an effective onboarding team.
- Describe techniques that will be used by the COO and within the team to identify, negotiate, and resolve conflicts.
- Create an engagement plan to keep the onboarding team motivated and cohesive.
Part III: Engaging the Organization
- Describe how the onboarding team will apply principles of group dynamics to engage THS staff in the implementation and adoption of EMRs.
- Identify at least two appropriate strategies the onboarding team will use to address resistance to adopting EMRs by the THS staff.
- Create a plan for assessing the effectiveness of the onboarding team in 3 months, 6 months, and 1 year.
- Create a plan for assessing THS staff’s engagement in the adoption of EMRs at 3 months, 6 months, and 1 year.
The proposal to the board should include tables and charts as appropriate considering the audience—board members prefer concise and informative proposals.