Professional’s Obligations to Clients

Question 1. Professional’s Obligations to Clients

In the fiduciary professional-client relationship there are specific obligations the professional must provide in order to generate faith and confidence from clients.

a. Match the Obligation with the correct definition given below. Put the letter from the right-hand column in the space provided on the left to show the matching Obligation and definition.

_____1. Diligence a. Work for your client’s interests, not your own.

_____2. Confidentiality b. Do your best for your clients.

_____3. Fairness c. Ensure client’s private information control access to client information.

_____4. Non-maleficence d. Tell your client the truth, don’t lie

_____5. Honesty e. Treat clients equally (teachers: not favor one student over another).

_____6. Competence f. Do No Harm: related to diligence (teacher: don’t do anything to harm students).

_____7. Loyalty g. Be aware of the limits of your abilities; maintain or increase your ability to provide professional service.

b. Explain which 3 of these you find most difficult for the professional to provide, and why you think so. Use examples to support your choices.

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Question 2. Kant and Respect for Others

a. In your own words, clearly describe both forms of Kant’s Categorical Imperative.

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b. In your own words, complete the sentences below about universal-reversible principles—
A principle is universal when . . .

A principle is reversible when . . . 

c. Do you agree with Kant’s idea that we should “act on the basis of right intention?” Use an example to explain your answer.

Question 3. Aristotle and Virtuous Living

  1. Circle, bold or highlight the definition below that best fits the following statement by Aristotle when he says, “a virtue is a mean between two extremes.”

a. a character trait that weakens your ability to function as a good friend and good citizen, & so prevents you from fulfilling your function well.

b. a balance between the vice of too much of a characteristic and the vice of too little of a characteristic.

c. an abiding trait of a person’s character that helps her/him to fulfill her/his function in society well.

d. an abiding trait of a person’s character that makes her/him a good friend and a good citizen.

e. both c. and d.

  1. Give 3 examples of Aristotelian virtues. Be sure to mention how each one is a “mean between what 2 extremes.”
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Question 4. Making Connections: Aristotle & the Emperor’s Club

In discussing why anyone would choose not to be virtuous, Aristotle offered us distinctions between 4 different types of people.

  1. Match the type with the definition below.

_ Incontinent a. wants to do the right thing & does so without
conflict.

_____Continent b. wants to do the right thing & usually does so, but has conflict and struggles to do right.

_____Intemperate c. does not want to do the right thing.

_ Temperate d. wants to do the right thing but often does not choose so.

  1. Indicate which type of person each of these characters from the Emperor’s Club movie is and provide an example to show why you think so: Martin Blythe is a _______ type person because . . .
    (use an example from the movie to show why you think so & explain fully) Sedgwick Bell is a _______ type person because . . .
    (use an example from the movie to show why you think so & explain fully) Mr. Hundert is a _______ type person because . . .
    (use an example from the movie to show why you think so & explain fully)

Question 5. Applying Personhood, 3 ethical Perspectives, & Elements of the EToolbox on Spiritedness faculties

  1. RE: When Mr. Hundert changed Sedgwick Bell’s grade from A- to A+.

1a. Which part of his 3-part Personhood guided Mr. Hundert’s unethical decision to change Bell’s grade? Be sure to explain how this part misguided him, use an example from the film.

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Explanation of and example from the film =

1b. What 3 Spiritedness faculties would have guided him differently and toward an ethical choice. Clearly explain how each of your choices would lead Mr. H. to the ethical decision.

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Spiritedness faculty 2 ==

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Spiritedness faculty 3 ==

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  1. When Sedgwick cheated during the 2nd Mr. Caesar contest, did he violate any of the 3 ethical perspectives we’ve studied? Be sure to clearly explain how your choice applies.

Choose from any or all of these:
Utilitarian Perspective
Kant & Respect for Others Perspective
Aristotle’s Virtuous Living Perspective

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  1. List 3 Virtues (Spiritedness faculties) that Martin Blythe showed us in the film … give a fully-fledged description of the Virtue shown and an example from the film to support your answers.

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Description of that Virtue/Spiritedness faculty =
Example from the film =

Virtue #2 =
Description of that Virtue/Spiritedness faculty =
Example from the film =

Virtue #3 =
Description of that Virtue/Spiritedness faculty =
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