Provide an analysis of two ethical decision-making models. Then evaluate two strengths and two limitations of each model. In your evaluation, be sure to include why you think each is a strength or limitation.
Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the critical evaluation model and the virtue ethics model.
Ethical Decision-Making Models:
Kitchener's (1984) article on "Intuition, Critical Evaluation, and Ethical Principles: The Foundation for Ethical Decisions in Counseling Psychology" provides one example of a historic background in professional ethics. Kitchener presented the principle ethics model originally "developed by Beauchamp and Childress (1979) for use in biomédical ethics. This model consists of the moral principles of autonomy (freedom of action and choice), beneficence (doing good), nonmaleficence (avoiding harm), and justice (fairness). Kitchener (1984) proposed the addition of fidelity (loyalty) as an additional moral principle of interest for ethical decision making in counseling ...
The strengths and weaknesses of the critical evaluation model and the virtue ethics model is examined.