Ethical Decision Making

Potential courses of action. In this section make sure to:
List all potential courses of action. Brainstorm as many possible courses of action as possible.
Consider consequences/Determine course of action. In this section make sure to:
Describe the potential consequences and implications for each course of action.
Identify the best course of action and explain why. In other words, considering the information you have
gathered and the priorities you have set, evaluate each option and assess the potential consequences for all
the parties involved. Ponder the implications of each course of action for the client, for others who will be
effected, and for yourself as a counselor. Eliminate the options that clearly do not give the desired results or
cause even more problematic consequences. Review the remaining options to determine which option or
combination of options best fits the situation and addresses the priorities you have identified.
Evaluate the selected course of action. In this section make sure to:
Review the selected course of action to see if it presents any new ethical problems.
Apply the tests of justice, publicity, and universality.
Implement the course of action. In this section make sure to:
o Describe what steps will be taken to implement the course of action. In other words, step-by-step, what are
you now going to do to address the problem and do damage control?

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