Topic: Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance.
6) What is meant by Voice conscience? How do you prepare yourself to heed to the voice of conscience? Discuss.(250 words)
Ethics by Lexicon publications
Why this question:
The question is straightforward and based on the concept of voice of conscience.
Key demand of the question:
Explain in detail the concept and its relevance in one’s ethical conduct.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
Define what you understand by voice of conscience.
Voice of conscience corresponds to an inner voice that judges your behavior. Explain Voice of conscience is the source of ethical decision making for many.
Discuss in what way you can prepare yourself to heed to the voice of conscience?
Pause and think about the dimensions of issue.
Practice the power of silence.
Meditation and prayer.
Free yourself from external influences and selfish interests.
Conclude by suggesting importance of voice of conscience.