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BELIEF: Integration of Ethics


Decision-Making Guide

  1. Determine the facts and state the problem.
  2. Identify the stakeholders.
  3. Identify relevant factors.
  4. List 3-5 options.
  5. Assess options using various tests:
    • harm test
    • legality test
    • precedence test
    • publicity test
    • defensibility test
    • Mom test
    • reversibility or "golden rule" test
    • virtues test
    • professional test
    • peer or colleague test
    • "how does it make me feel?" test
    • organization test
  6. Make a tentative choice.
  7. Review steps 1-6.
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