Topic:Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships.
6) Discuss the difference between professional and personal ethics. How can one resolve the dichotomy between the two.(250 words)
Why this question
The issue is related to GS- 4 syllabus under the following heading-
Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships.
Key demand of the question.
The question wants us to bring out the difference between professional and personal ethics and also suggest how to resolve the case of dichotomy between the two in real life.
Discuss- this is an all-encompassing directive which mandates us to write in detail about the key demand of the question- difference between the two concepts and how to resolve the conflict between the two.
Structure of the answer
Introduction– define personal and professional ethics in 2-3 lines.
- Discuss the differences between the two in detail. E.g personal vs professional life; more general vs more specific; more amenable to frequent change vs less amenable to frequent change;role of rules and regulations etc.
- Discuss how there can be a conflict between the two and give an example. Then discuss how to resolve situations which involve conflict between the two. Take the help of the article attached to the question and other relevant sources to frame your answer.
Conclusion– based on your discussion form a fair and balanced opinion on the issue.