Cases studies present real-world scenarios in which ethical issues need to be identified, analyzed, and resolved. They are written from the perspective of individuals who are performing activities associated with their day to day work. Scenarios are derived from composites of real world events that have resulted ethical dilemmas for practicing professionals. The real events upon which these case studies are based have frequently resulted in major negative impacts on the individuals involved as well as the societies in which they work.
As you read and analyze case studies your reflective comments are invited on some or all of the following. As part of your analysis include information on the stakeholders and how they are impacted both positively and negatively.
- What knowledge and skills are needed to implement sophisticated, appropriate and workable solutions to the complex global problems facing the world today?
- What interdisciplinary perspectives would help identify innovative and non-obvious solutions?
- What insights can you articulate, based your culture and other cultures with which you are familiar, to help understand your worldview and enable greater civic engagement?
- What is your position on the right thing(s) to do?
There is a comment box at the end of each article. Reflect on the ethical issues in an article in a 200-500 word response. Try to organize and structure your response – don’t worry about spelling or grammar.
Case Studies may be posted by Administrators and Featured Members. They must be approved before they appear. If you would like to contribute a Case Study please contact Dr. Roman Taraban or Dr. William Marcy