professional ethics statement an ethical body

Professional Ethics Statement: An Ethical Body

Submit a two-page, scholarly reflection on the way your body and practices of physical self-care are related to the ethical framework and principles you expressed in the Week 1 assignment. Though this is a reflection, the final submission should include academic sources to support your thoughts and support the development of your professional ethics statement.

Include discussion of the following points:

  1. What are the ethical values and social influences that shape your understanding of ethical care of the body?
    • Social influences may involve ethical and/or unethical relational and societal structures and biases that influence you, for example, structures like those discussed by: Albert Borgmann (2006), Andrea White (GraduateTheologicalU, 2017), Ami Harbin (2012), Martha Nussbaum (2000), and Tim Kasser (2006); Dallas Willard (n.d., 2013).
  2. What practices and habits must you pursue for your body to function at its ethical best?
  3. How will your ethical view of the body influence your perception of the people you work with and teach, as well as their perception of you?
  4. Finally, discuss the ways this week’s discussions have identified areas in which you want to improve physical self-care, and state at least two actionable points for positively changing your self-care of the body.

Support your statements with evidence from the required studies and your research. Cite and reference your sources in APA style.

This assignment will be combined with the Week 3 Assignment and submitted for grading on Saturday of Week 3, together with the Week 3 – Professional Ethics Statement: An Ethical Mind. Use the same Final Form Profession Ethics Statement – APA Style Formatted Template.docx that you used to submit the Week 1 Ethical Foundations statement. You will have a growing, single document that is developing into the Week 7 Final Form Professional Ethics Statement.

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Borgmann, A. (2006). Real American ethics: Taking responsibility for our country [eBook]. Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press. Retrieved from…

Harbin, A. (2012). Bodily disorientation and moral change. Hypatia, 27(2), 261‒280. Retrieved from…

Kasser, T. (2006). Materialism and its alternatives. In M. Csikszentmihalyi, & I. S. Csikszentmihalyi (Eds). A life worth living contributions to positive psychology (Series in positive psychology). (pp. 200‒214). New York, NY: Oxford University Press. Retrieved from…

Nussbaum, M. (2000). Women’s capabilities and social justice. Journal of Human Development, 1(2), 219‒247. Retrieved from…

White, A. [GraduateTheologicalU]. (2017, April 20). “Envisioning the future of theology & ethics: A womanist perspective” [Video file]. Retrieved from

Willard, D. (n.d.). Human body and spiritual growth (The). Retrieved from…

Willard, D. (2013). Spiritual formation and the warfare between the flesh and the human spirit. Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care, 6(2), 152‒159. Retrieved from…

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