Step 5 – Consult Others to Confirm and Justify Facts and Values

  1. Think of whose views need to be understood before an ethically justified response to the situation is possible

  2. List the individuals, and answer the following questions for each:

    • What do we need to understand their perspective about in terms of what reality looks like?
    • What do we need to understand about what is important to this person?
    • Do we need to understand how this person is feeling about the situation?
    • Who will have this/these conversations with this person?
    • How/ When will we have this conversation?
  3. Have these conversations
  4. Review the previous steps to see what additions and changes need to be made based on this broader view.


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