Matrix of Ethical Theories

Matrix of Ethical Theories
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By successfully completing this assignment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competency and assignment criteria:

Competency 1: Articulate ethical issues in health care.
Articulate the time-tested theories of ethics.
Identify the decision criteria of the time-tested theories of ethics.
Describe the strengths and weaknesses of the time-tested theories of ethics.
Drawing from the material covered in Units 1 and 2 and peer feedback from the second discussion in Unit 1, complete the final draft of your matrix of ethical theories.

For each theory, first describe the decision criteria. The decision criteria are the instructions the theory gives for how to reach the morally correct choice in a situation that requires action. Then, provide your own example of how someone might act using the decision criteria of the theory. The last two columns of the Ethical Theory Matrix template ask you to briefly describe the strengths and weaknesses of each theory.

Your course text should be a primary resource for work on your matrix, but do not hesitate to use any outside resources that you can find online, the Capella library, or elsewhere.

This matrix is a tool you will use throughout the rest of the course. Submit your completed matrix as an attachment to this assignment.

Refer to the Matrix of Ethical Theories Scoring Guide for more information on how this assignment will be graded.

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