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Chapter 17: Application of the Hermeneutic Model
A key consideration in applying the hermeneutic ethical decision-making model is an identification and selection of relevant elements of the horizon, including use of various ethical theories. The practical application of a hermeneutic ethical decision-making model potentially involves the use of several ethical theories relevant to the situation along with other components of the horizon. We will use a case to illustrate the application of a hermeneutic model.
Harriet is a counselor who lives in a rural community, and she has been working in a community agency for five years. The agency is over forty-five minutes from her home, and she has decided it is time to start her private practice. She has ...