HRM0001 Working Ethically

HRM0001 Working Ethically. As part of the formal assessment for the programme you are required to submit a Working Ethically assignment.

Please refer to your Student Handbook for full  details of the programme assessment scheme and general information on preparing  and submitting assignments.

Learning Outcomes:

After completing the module, you should be able to:

1. Explain what is meant by ethics

2. Explore the importance of ethics within the decision-making process

3. Explain how environmental and cultural issues influence business ethics

4. Demonstrate an understanding of personal skills needed to ensure people  are treated with dignity

5. Examine an Equality and Diversity issue

6. Explain the main features of a professional code of conduct.

Your assignment should include:

a title page containing your student number

the  module name

the submission deadline

a word count

the appendices if relevant

  a reference list in Arden University (AU) Harvard format.

HRM0001 Working Ethically


Ethical Principles (taken from Milne 2007)

 Autonomy: individuals have the right to freedom of action and choice (e.g. more autonomy with greater experience of trainee)

 Benificence: actions should do good, using knowledge to promote human welfare (e.g. judging actions in relation to welfare of supervisee, client, et al.)

 Fidelity: being faithful to promises made, and to ‘right’/proper practices (e.g. informing clients about relativeness of confidentiality)

 Justice: ensuring that people are treated fairly – equitable and appropriate, in light of what is due to persons (e.g. providing more supervision to a struggling trainee; treating all trainees equally, regardless of diversity issues)

 Non-maleficence: striving to prevent harm.

 Can be used as a framework to understand ethical dilemmas within supervision