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Ethical Decision Making

People during their daily routine at work or in society are called on to make ethical decisions. Therefore, their ethical decision-making process may be a frequent, yet subconscious, cognitive process. Do you drive the speed limit? Do you come to a complete stop at the intersection where a stop sign is posted? An individual can decide to act in the right way almost without thinking about it, but the decision maker is implicitly considering and processing the steps delineated below to reach the ethically supported decision to obey the speed limit or to stop at the intersection in the road.

Ethical decision making is a cognitive process that considers various ethical principles, rules, consequences, and virtues, or the maintenance of relationships, to guide or judge individual ...

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