Ethical dilemmas often have a cultural nuance that adds another layer to an already difficult situation. Multicultural issues can certainly affect ethical decision-making and reasoning and vice versa. For this final course assignment, you will combine what you learned about navigating multicultural issues with what you learned about ethical standards and how they apply to real professional conflicts.
You will revise the multicultural case study you created in previous assignment expand it to introduce an ethical dilemma stemming from the cultural conflict. Then, you will use research, industry best practices, and professional guidelines to resolve the ethical dilemma. You will also evaluate the utility of ethical decision-making models.
Please review the course project overview to ensure that you understand how all the course assignments interconnect.
To complete this assignment:
- Revise the multicultural case study you developed in to incorporate instructor feedback.
- If you wish, you may instead create an entirely new case study that meets the criteria for this assignment. Again, while your case will be fictional, it must be credible and realistic based on your psychology specialization. To create an effective resolution, reflect on your responses to the course discussion questions and review the recommendations made on your posts by peers.
- Create a case involving an ethical dilemma and cultural conflict or conflicts that could arise in your psychology specialization.
Use the Final Case Study Template linked in Resources to build a PowerPoint presentation that includes the following:
- Title slide:
- Enter a descriptive title of approximately 5–15 words that concisely communicates the heart of the case study. It should stir interest while maintaining professional decorum.
- Enter your name, a job title, and an organization that would fit with your case study. Like the case study itself, these last two elements may be fictional.
- Case Study Overview slides: Provide the briefest possible narrative description of the case. Additional supporting details and references may be added in the notes section below the slide. Include:
- The professional setting of the case, based on your psychology specialization.
- The relationship that exists between you and the other people, agency, business, or institution involved. Some possible examples may be:
- Clinical supervisor-Student intern.
- Administrative supervisor-Employee.
- A very brief summation of an ethical dilemma involving cultural conflicts.
- Cultural Differences slides: On the table provided, list side by side the main cultural identities from the Hays model, relevant to the case study conflict, of yourself and another person, agency, business, or institution in the case study.
- If more than one person, agency, business, or institution is involved in the case, copy this slide for each one to compare yourself to all others involved.
- In the notes section:
- Identify common concerns with each cultural identity. Be careful to avoid using stereotypes.
- Analyze how cultural differences contributed to the conflict in this case.
- Relevant Biases: Identify two relevant biases you have or had and at least one strategy for improving your cultural competency around each of those biases. Note: This slide may be reused from the Unit 4 assignment, but if you received suggestions for improving it, be sure to do so.
- Ethical Concerns slides: Bullet point the three or more ethical concerns in the case and apply one or more ethical standard to each concern. Additional supporting details and references may be added in the notes section below the slide. Be sure to link to elements of the code.
- Comparison of Ethical Theories slides: In the first row of the table provided, enter the names of two ethical theories that you think would be the most appropriate for the situations in the case. In the following rows, enter comparisons of the relevant features of the two theories. In the notes section, evaluate which theory provides a more functional framework for your case and explain why. (Remember that ethical theories and ethical decision-making models are two different things. Please make sure that you are applying, comparing, and contrasting two ethical theories).
- Ethical Decision-Making Model slides:
- Identify each step in the model. Under each step of the model, apply it to your case.
- Incorporate multicultural issues presented in the case study within the selected ethical decision-making model.
- Copy this slide as needed, and combine steps on the slides as necessary or appropriate. In the notes section, write out supporting narrative details for your bullet points. (Bear in mind that ethical theories and ethical decision-making models are two different things. Please make sure that you are applying the steps of the ethical decision-making model to your case).
- Best Practices for Working With [Cultural Identity] slides:
- Identify best practices for working with at least two cultural identities related to this case.
- Analyze, briefly, how each best practice could help you navigate this particular relationship and conflict.
- Use the notes section to describe the best practice in more detail and elaborate as needed on your analysis of how the best practice could help you navigate the relationship and conflict.
- Note: This slide may be reused from the Unit 4 assignment, but if you received suggestions for improving it, be sure to revise it.
- Proposed Resolution slide: Use bullet points to summarize your proposed resolution to the ethical dilemmas in the case. In the notes section, write out supporting narrative details for your bullet points.
- References slides: Use current APA style and formatting guidelines.
- Written communication: Should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
- Format: Use the Final Case Study Template provided. Use current APA style and formatting guidelines as applicable to this assignment.
- References: You must cite at least 10 scholarly research articles, which can include those used in previous assignments.
- Length of PowerPoint: 13 slides minimum.
- Citation requirements: You may cite reputable sources from websites, books, textbooks, and assigned resources but these will not count toward the 10 required scholarly research references.