An ethical model for decision-making

Sheila McGuire Bunting, Adele A. Webb

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Abstract

The increasing social and technological complexity of health care is requiring health care providers to make many ethical decisions. This article presents a brief overview of selected ethical principles and theories, as well as several decision-making models. A 10-question model to assist the practitioner in assessing the moral aspects of an ethical dilemma is described and this model is applied to a clinical situation which involves the principles of confidentiality, autonomy, and prevention of harm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)30-34
Number of pages5
JournalNurse Practitioner
Volume13
Issue number12
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

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Ethical Theory
Confidentiality
Health Personnel
Decision Making
Delivery of Health Care

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An ethical model for decision-making. / Bunting, Sheila McGuire; Webb, Adele A.

In: Nurse Practitioner, Vol. 13, No. 12, 01.01.1988, p. 30-34.

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Bunting, SM & Webb, AA 1988, 'An ethical model for decision-making', Nurse Practitioner, vol. 13, no. 12, pp. 30-34.
Bunting, Sheila McGuire ; Webb, Adele A. / An ethical model for decision-making. In: Nurse Practitioner. 1988 ; Vol. 13, No. 12. pp. 30-34.
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