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Worksheet for Ethical Deliberation

This worksheet has been designed to assist advisers to make professional and ethically responsible decisions, by encouraging them to think about their own ethical standards in a professional context, and reflecting on the following questions:

Methodology

With reference to the flowchart below, write under each heading the relevant points that apply to the ethical situation that you are trying to resolve.

This flowchart below outlines the steps in the ethical decision-making process. Each step is described in further detail below.
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1. Recognise that there is an ethical dilemma

2. Understand the facts of the situation

3. Understand the options available

4. Understand the consequences of the options

5. Test the option you plan to take

6. Explain the option you have decided upon

7. Act on the chosen option

8. Reflect on the outcome