CONDITIONS FOR ETHICAL REFLECTION
Certain conditions are necessary for reflection and discussion of ethical issues. Ethical
discussion takes place when both parties are willing to set aside their self-interest and biases.
The objective is to reason without imposing your point of view on another person.
There are eight conditions for ethical reflection:
o A willingness to look closely at your values and beliefs,
and the values and beliefs of others.
o Toleration of the viewpoints and opinions of others.
o The ability to empathize with the viewpoints and
positions of others.
o Abandonment of self-interest for the moment.
o Patience - a willingness to tolerate ambiguity and
o The ability to get beneath the surface of the problem; a
willingness to probe deeply.
o The ability to examine alternative ethical systems.