publication . Article . 2008

Ethical decision-making, passivity and pharmacy

Cooper, R.J.; Bissell, P.; Wingfield, J.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2008
  • Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
Background: Increasing interest in empirical ethics has enhanced understanding of healthcare professionals' ethical problems and attendant decision-making. A four-stage decision-making model involving ethical attention, reasoning, intention and action offers further insights into how more than reasoning alone may contribute to decision-making.\ud \ud Aims: To explore how the four-stage model can increase understanding of decision-making in healthcare and describe the decision-making of an under-researched professional group.\ud \ud Methods: 23 purposively sampled UK community pharmacists were asked, in semi-structured interviews, to describe ethical problems in ...
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