4 Tips to Help You Make Better, More Ethical Decisions - Deepstash

A series of questions we can use to examine ethical issues we are faced with, centered around 4 dimensions:

  • Awareness
  • Beliefs
  • Consequences
  • Decision

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4 Tips to Help You Make Better, More Ethical Decisions

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A. Awareness of ethical issues
Assess if you are aware of the ethical issue you’re a part of, with questions like:
  • Do we know all the facts?
  • Is this an ethical problem or a legal one? Or both?

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B. Beliefs around ethical issues
Establish your moral beliefs, principles, values and virtues, or lack thereof, with questions like:
  • What kind of person am I? Would I want this done to me or to those ...

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C. Consequences of ethical issues
Use moral imagination to think about consequences for yourself and others, not only now but into the future as well:
  • Who may be affected by my decision?
  • How may my d...

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D. Decisions related to ethical issues

Decide what is the best thing to do when faced with moral issues, considering questions like:

  • Would I mind my action being broadcast on the six o’clock news?
  • Could I justi...

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