Step 6: Follow Up

What can we learn from this situation and what supports are needed?

As a final step, it is important to follow up on the decision taken so that ethical choices can be evaluated in light of outcomes. Reflecting on the decision-making process may prompt proactive approaches to avoid similar ethical issues in the future, or may be helpful in informing future approaches when comparable situations arise. It may be useful to organize formal venues for follow-up such as: follow-up debriefings, continuing education sessions, and/or changes in policy and procedures.

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