PSY FPX 5110 Assessment 3 Ethical Dilemma In The Workplace Setting
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PSY FPX 5110 Assessment 3 Ethical Dilemma In The Workplace Setting

PSY FPX 5110 Assessment 3 Ethical Dilemma In The Workplace Setting

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Capella University

PSY FPX 5110 Ethics and Multicultural Issues in Psychology

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CASE STUDY

OVERVIEW

Jenny, a new university professor, has been approached by the university director to teach a class outside her expertise. The director emphasizes the urgent need to fill the teaching vacancy and pressures Jenny to consider taking on the biopsy course, reminding her of potential future opportunities at the university.

ETHICAL CONCERNS

Jenny lacks qualifications to teach Biopsychology, raising concerns about her limited experience. The director’s attempt to entice her with the prospect of a full-time teaching position raises ethical questions. Additionally, issues of gender inequality and discrimination based on tenure status within the university context are evident.

DEONTOLOGY UTILITARIANISM

  • Obligation over consequences – Consequences over obligation
  • Good or bad determined by actions – Good or bad determined by results or outcomes
  • The end does not justify the means – The end justifies the means
  • Ethical decisions unaffected by relationships – Ethical decisions influenced by overall good or bad of a situation

COMPARISON OF DEONTOLOGY AND UTILITARIANISM

EXAMPLES OF DEONTOLOGY & UTILITARIANISM

  • Deontology: A store sells all items at the same price regardless of economic status, based on the moral law of doing good and duty to humanity.
  • Utilitarianism: Wealth-based pricing where wealthier consumers are charged more than poorer customers, aiming for overall societal benefit by balancing prices and profits.

PSY FPX 5110 Assessment 3 Ethical Dilemma In The Workplace Setting

DEONTOLOGY

Actions undertaken solely for career advancement would be ethically unacceptable. Deceiving others by teaching a class for which one is unqualified violates moral principles, prioritizing right over wrong.

ETHICAL DECISION MAKING WITH THE FORESTER-MILLER & DAVIS MODEL

  1. Identify the problem
  2. Apply the ACA Code of Ethics
  3. Determine the nature of the dilemma
  4. Generate potential courses of action
  5. Consider potential consequences of options and determine action
  6. Evaluate selected course of action
  7. Implement the chosen course of action

PROPOSED RESOLUTION

Jenny should prioritize actions aligned with her morals and integrity, potentially addressing concerns of unequal treatment among genders and tenure statuses with the university director’s superiors or the board.

REFERENCES

Barrett, M. S. (n.d.). Ethical decision-making in mental health [PDF].

BBC. (n.d.). Duty-based ethics (Deontological ethics).

BBC. (n.d.). Consequentialism (Utilitarianism).

Chae, Gosling, D. R., Goshorn, J. R., & Fan, S. (2021). A Dilemma Within Doctoral Supervision: Applying an Ethical Decision‐Making Model. Counseling and Values., 66(2), 117–130.

PSY FPX 5110 Assessment 3 Ethical Dilemma In The Workplace Setting

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