Making good ethical decisions requires a trained sensitivity to ethical issues and a practiced method for exploring the ethical aspects of a decision and weighing the considerations that should impact our choice of a course of action. Having a method for ethical decision making is essential. A framework for ethical decision making is a useful method for exploring ethical dilemmas and identifying ethical courses of action.
From, A Framework for Ethical Decision Making, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, Santa Clara University. Available here.