• Frederic G. Reamer Professor, School of Social Work, Rhode Island College, Providence RI


Our aim is to figure out which duty or obligation should take precedence over the others, assuming that one of them must rise to the top of the entangled heap. I argue in this brief commentary that ethical decision-making needs to include a number of components if it is to be meaningful. Ethical decision-making is a difficult, sometimes agonizingly prolonged process, not merely an event and involves a series of problem-solving steps. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

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