Article Thinking Ethically by Velasquez

Refer to the article Thinking Ethically by Velasquez

Place one approach for ethical decision making from the article in dialogue with the other course materials from this module. Describe the approach and why you chose it. Explain how it correlates to other understandings explored in this module, perhaps O’Rourke and Boyle’s normative concepts. Use one or two direct citations from other course materials to support your ideas. You may want to mention which approach in the article seems the least helpful, and why.

Material from module:
• Section 2 – Normative Concepts in O’Rourke, K. (2011) Medical Ethics: Sources of Catholic Teaching, 4th
• Section 3 – Formation of Conscience in O’Rourke, K. (2011) Medical Ethics: Sources of Catholic Teaching, 4th
• Sulmasy, D. (2006). The Rebirth of the Clinic.
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• O’Rourke, K., Medical Ethics: Sources of Catholic Teaching, 4th
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Other Resources from module:
Read the following article to learn about Moral Conscience in the Catholic Church.
Catechism of the Catholic Church: Chapter 1 Article 6 Moral Conscience

Read the following article co-authored by Manuel Velasquez, Claire Andre, Thomas Shanks, S.J., and Michael J. Meyer of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics provides background on various systematic approaches to ethical decision making.
Markkula Center: Thinking Ethically

Sources must be recent (within the last 4 years) and scholarly and peer reviewed, unless otherwise stated above.

Be sure to properly cite sources including author and page number, or author and time if the source is a video. Use no more than two direct citations.


  1. One page double spaced
  2. 12-point font
  3. Cite at least two sources
  4. Follow proper APA format and style guidelines including a title page and reference page (which are not included in page count)

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