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Decision Making Model

Explain the decision making model below:

Bersoff delineates a nine step method first suggested by Koocher and Keith-Spiegel consisting of the following steps:

1. Determine the matter is an ethical one
2. Consult available guidelines that might apply to a specific identification and possible resolution
3. Consider, as best as possible, all sources that might influence the kind of decision you will make
4. Consult with a trusted colleague
5. Evaluate the rights, responsibilities, and vulnerability of all affected parties
6. Generate alternative decisions
7. Enumerate the consequences of making each decision
8. Make the decision
9. Implement the decision.

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Let's take a closer look at each step through discussion and example.

1. Summarize or explain the Decision Making Model below: Bersoff delineates a nine-step method first suggested by Koocher and Keith-Spiegel consisting of the following steps:

1. Determine the matter is an ethical one

In this step, you will need to decide if the problem is an ethical issue by asking yourself whether or not it calls into question any of the ethical guidelines of your profession or if perhaps there are two conflicting ethical principles or values that need to be evaluated as to the best treatment option.

2. Consult available guidelines that might apply to a specific identification and possible resolution

Here you will go to your ethic code of principles and values and identify which ones apply to your ethical problem, which will aid in making the best treatment decision and making a decision that is in line with the guidelines and values of your profession. In other words, the resolution needs to be in line with the ethical values and principles set by your profession.

3. Consider, as best as possible, all sources that might ...

Solution Summary

This solutions explains the nine-step decision making model delineated by Bersoff, that was first suggested by Koocher and Keith-Spiegel. Specifically, it explains each step and how it relates to the overall decision-making model. Supplemented with a link for further research and reading.

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