An ethical model for decision-making

Sheila M. Bunting, Adele A. Webb

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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
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)


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