101 Concepts for the Level I Exam
Concept 98: Framework for Ethical Decision Making
A framework for ethical decision making can help people look at and assess a decision from different perspectives. This enables them to make good decisions, and to limit unplanned consequences.
A general ethical decision making framework has the following four steps:
- Identify: Relevant facts, stakeholders and duties owed, ethical principles, conflicts of interest.
- Consider: Situational influences, additional guidance, alternative actions.
- Decide and act.
- Reflect: Was the outcome as anticipated? Why or why not?