Patient care and the law
The MORAL Model is a useful tool to use when making ethical choices. The MORAL Model stands for Motivation, Option, Reasoning, Action, and Looking Back. It is a system that helps individuals to make ethical decisions.
We can apply the Moral Model in the case of Jimmy to decide the right course of action, based on an ethical approach rather than from a legal perspective. In order to understand his reasoning for not consulting his physician first, we must evaluate the motivation behind his decision. In the second step, you would evaluate his options and determine if he has any other actions that could produce positive results with no potential harm. In such a case, seeking medical advice and taking less extreme measures like changing lifestyle or diet habits are two viable options.
The third step is to weigh the impact of his choice on both himself and other people (such as family). Finally after deliberating on each step of the process it is essential that look back at our decision and assess whether it was based solely on our own personal values or if there were external influences such as emotions or society’s expectations that had an effect
This model of morality allows us, in conclusion, to consider different options from a legal and ethical perspective prior to deciding on the best course of action. We may reach different conclusions based on the analysis, but ultimately we will be able to make decisions with integrity and sound judgment by using this model.