analyzing communication ethics 1

Question #1

Ageism in American society ranges from job discrimination to people’s tendency to communicate with older adultsas though they are children. One form of ageism is assuming that the elderly have outgrown the need for non-familial friendships and romantic relationships. This bias can have serious consequences within nursing homes,where institutional structures can determine whether or not residents have an opportunity to enjoy social rela-tionships. Visit a nursing home in your community and observe the opportunities for socializing provided by thatinstitution. Are residents treated like adults who have social needs? Can you identify any practices that encourageor discourage friendships and romantic relationships? As you reflect on your observations, consider the ethical responsibilities created when an institution is in control of people’s communication opportunities.

Question #2

Recent years have seen a dramatic increase in opportunities to meet people online. In places like Match.com, peoplecan provide a description of themselves designed to attract potential friends or suitors. Just as we would expect ina face-to-face interaction, people seeking a relationship partner online are motivated to portray themselves in apositive light. When you don’t have the information provided by face-to-face contact, though, these self-portraitscan be misleading. Explore some of the online sites devoted to matchmaking, and examine the strategies peopleuse to present themselves. What strategies do you find more or less ethical when people portray themselves in cyberspace?

requirements:

analyze questions to draw conclusions about the attention to ethical standards for communication within the materials. In the space of 4pages (doublespaced, 1 inch margins, 12 point font), describe the activity you completed, present the data or artifacts you analyzed, report your analysis of the evidence, and offer a conclusion about the degree to which the materials you examined meet your standards for ethical communication.

Please separate questions on different pages, thanks