Distinction between your own personal ethical boundaries
Compare and Contrast
You may have a distinction between your own personal ethical boundaries and your work ethical boundaries.
Take for example, accepting gifts from coworkers or persons in your field of work. Take for example dating a coworker.
Compare and contrast these concepts and pose a question to the group.
Imagine that you are working in a 10th grade classroom, and your school’s curriculum requires that, as part of your high school’s Introduction to Psychology course, you teach your students how to engage in ethical behavior.
Answer the following questions as you consider what you might do to meet your school’s curricular goals:
• What do you believe are the least effective and most effective ways to teach individuals to act ethically?
• Can an individual adopt ethical standards without the ability for empathy? Justify your position.
• Are there elements of ethical development that are age- or gender-specific?
Personal ethical boundaries are the rules and guidelines that we set for ourselves to guide our behavior in our personal lives. They are based on our own values and beliefs, and they may vary from person to person.
Work ethical boundaries are the rules and guidelines that we set for ourselves to guide our behavior in our professional lives. They are also based on our values and beliefs, but they may also be influenced by the policies and procedures of our workplace.