A Practical Approach to Ethical Decision-Making
Leadership in health services (Bradford, England) 2007; 20(2): 71-5
PURPOSE: The purpose of this paper is to provide a practical approach to ethical decision-making for executives working in the healthcare setting. DESIGN/METHODOLOGY/APPROACH: A nine step decision-making algorithm is presented to serve as a guide for identifying and resolving complex ethical problems. FINDINGS: While decision-making frameworks are not new to the management literature, this practical approach outlines a coherent and logical means by which executives can articulate a management problem. ORIGINALITY/VALUE: Identifies and evaluates potential solutions for consideration, plans an approach to implementing the desired solution, and evaluates the impact of their decision.
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