Use this link to submit your Business Ethics Letter assignment. Prior to your submission review the formal business letter format using the block format and the specific style requirements for the general format (see links below).
Maximum 2 pages single-spaces for your response, approximately 1000-1200 words. *A minimum of 3 citations from the Johnson textbook is required.
Listen to Act One, “Messing with the Bull”, of the This American Life broadcast titled “Old Boys Network”, which can be found at the following website: http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/437/old-boys-network (Links to an external site.). Those who prefer to read a transcript of the broacast may refer to: http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/437/transcript (Links to an external site.). In addition, more in depth information on the case can be found in the Texas Observer article “Intent to Harm” by Saul Elbein, which can be found at: http://www.texasobserver.org/intent-to-harm/ (Links to an external site.)
This case describes a situation at a small town Texas hospital. While there aren’t any specific questions to use to frame your thinking about the case, you certainly can use the information from Chapter 9 to examine the followership challenges the nurses faced and describe how they were able to meet the moral demands of followership. Chapter 8, on leadership ethics, might be useful if you want to look at the issue from the other side of the dynamic. You should then develop a formal business letter addressing this issue. You chose to whom the letter should be addressed and from what perspective you will write the letter.
As usual, you are to address information from the case itself in a brief summary and provide any other relevant points for consideration,but you should focus on the analysis of the case. You must use a minimum of 3 citations from your textbook addressing the concepts and principles of chapters 8 and 9 (citations for case summary, do not count).