Prepare a typed, double spaced (approximately 2-4 page) case narrative in which you identify and explore a personal experience involving deception. 


Be sure to select a situation in which you made the decision to deceive someone.  Be sure the example is ethically complex, such as a situation involving an ethical dilemma or other type of ethical challenge. Be sure to avoid selecting an example in which your decision to deceive was made simply in order to gain personal advantage, to avoid discomfort, or for other reasons that fail to meet minimal standards of ethical justification as explored in class and in the readings. 


In your narrative, be sure to address the following prompts:

·         Specifically what happened? (be sure to provide enough information for readers to understand the nature of your ethical dilemma)

·         How did this experience affect one or more relationships of importance to you?

·         What other impact did this experience with deception have on you and others?

·         Imagine the situation from the standpoint of the person(s) being deceived. Do you have reason to believe that, if given all of the fact, the deceived in this case would find your decision to deceive him, her, or them ethically justifiable?  Be sure to provide strong support for your assessment, reflecting sensitivity to the other’s perspective.

·         Apply all steps of the Principle of Veracity to the case.

·         In retrospect, and applying the Principle of Veracity, do you believe the decision to deceive was ethically justifiable?  Why or why not?


Criteria for Assessment:


1.      Follows all assignment guidelines

2.      Provides a clear  and concise explanation of the nature and importance of a personal  experience with deception

3.      Demonstrates understanding of the complexity and importance of relevant ethical choices

4.      Demonstrates ability to identify and analyze a real-world ethical problem or dilemma and to identify those affected by the dilemma

5.      Demonstrates understanding of the Principle of Veracity and its application to a real-world problem or dilemma

6.      Demonstrates moral imagination, balanced partiality, and empathic listening abilities

7.      Applies the Shared Criteria for Technical Competency, Mechanics, and Related Presentations Skills


Note: Be careful to select a morally complex situation involving deception (rather than confidentiality, withholding of information, or secrecy).