Ethics Awareness Inventory and Ethical Decision-Making Term Paper by scribbler

A personal perspective on the Ethics Awareness Inventory (EAI) and how it assists in ethical decision-making.
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Published on Jan 11, 2013 in Ethics (General)

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This writer relates that by taking the Ethics Awareness Inventory (EAI), he became more cognizant of the basic components of ethical decision-making, comprising of awareness, articulation and application. The writer describes how the EAI enabled him to understand his own personal ethics and align them with professional ethics. The writer concludes by emphasizing that for whatever action a person takes, there is a corresponding reaction or an outcome, thus it is critical to know what is at stake in every moral or ethical decision made.

From the Paper:

"From the Ethics Awareness Inventory (EAI), I was able to ascertain my CORE (Character, Obligation, Results, Equity) plus other Blended Categories enabled me to understand better the ethical principles I live by on a daily basis. For instance, the sum of my CORE EAI is that wherein I take a personal stand with ethics and morals. This means that the ethical perspective I choose to apply is one that came from my personal beliefs of right and wrong. Although I say "personal" when there is actually an ethical principle that I follow, I mean that I take it seriously and that it is only me that is responsible for my actions without the dictates of others. I feel that I have an individual duty and / or obligation to act morally and the conduct appeals not to the gauge of ethics and morality by society but by my own conscience.
"Since the EAI enabled me to understand my own personal ethics, I am able to benchmark it with what is accepted and approved not only in the society and culture I belong to but to other ones as well. This means that the personal nature of my ethical beliefs may serve me well while living in the United States since it is a country that tolerates and even encourages individualism and personal freedom."

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