ERIC Number: ED289541
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
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How To SOLVE a Moral Problem: A Guide to Moral Decision-Making.
Thomas, Max M.
A step-by-step explanation is provided of SOLVE (Solutions, Outcomes, Liabilities, Values, and Evaluations), a method for resolving moral problems to satisfy others as well as the individual conscience. As indicated in introductory comments, SOLVE separates moral dilemmas into their constituent parts. Each moral problem has a number of "solutions"; each solution produces certain "outcomes" or consequences; solutions often require us to sustain certain losses or "liabilities"; each solution upholds particular "values" (e.g., principles of human worth, nonmaleficence, autonomy, justice, lawfulness, confidentiality, veracity, role/duty, and fidelity) while compromising other values; and each "evaluation" produces a decision about the worth and feasibility of each solution. After explaining the components of the SOLVE approach, a hypothetical case is presented, followed by worksheets; a discussion of relevant issues related to solutions, outcomes, liabilities, values, and evaluation; and five sample solutions. Following a summary of conclusions about the case, five additional practice cases are presented. (UCM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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