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Ashford University Create a Code of Ethics Discussion


I’m working on a accounting writing question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.

You are being asked to creat a code of ethics and explain how you came by it. In philosophy, many different theories have been developed that generate codes of ethics. They divide, first of all, between consequentialist systems of ethics, which say that the exclusive goal of ethical conduct is to pursue good consequences. (such as maximizing the total value of pleasure over pain), and those who think that there is something else which can take the place of consequences as a reason not to do something. For example, suppose a person is developiing the tendency to act in Hitler-like ways, and is about to become the leader of your country. You fear his becoming the leader and the harm it would cause. But he has as yet commited no actual crime. Do you kill him? A consequentialist might say you should, but a non-consequentialist might argue that you cannot violate his right to life because you believe him likely to commit crimes once in office.

This assignment provides you with an opportunity to create a code of ethics for you and your family, as well as to explain the strategies and thought processes that went into developing the code. First, create an original code of ethics for your family by thinking about your family as an organization. In your code of ethics, please include the following items:

  • guiding principles,
  • purpose of the code,
  • core values,
  • training and education (How will you train and educate others about the code?),
  • definitions,
  • who it covers,
  • mission statement, and
  • other pertinent elements you feel necessary to have a comprehensive code of ethics.

The next part of this assignment involves an evaluation, where you describe the thought process behind the code of ethics that you prepared. For the evaluation part of this assignment, draft an essay to include the following items:

  • Identify the key roles of those who have a vested interest in the ethical behavior that your code defines.
  • Explain the strategies and thought processes that you used to formulate the code.
  • Explain how you would strategically implement and communicate the code to others in the organization.
  • Explain how you will monitor the practice of ethical decision-making.
  • Provided that laws exist and have been enacted for resolving conflict, why do we also need a code of ethics?

In the process of writing your code, you must research the topic of codes of ethics and incorporate at least two articles, no older than five years. Your code and evaluation must be at least 1,000 words. Format the code as you like; however, be sure it is professional and legible. Format the evaluation part of the assignment by using APA Style

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