International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Ethical Dilemmas in Reproductive Health: Experiences of 10 Midwives
Dr. Dinah Chelagat, Sigei Jonah, Langatt Peter, Chirchir J. Irene, Grace Omollo, Nzyoka Mukami, Sarah Esendi Kagoni, Barbuch Eunice. J, Irene Koech, AliceMuhayimana

An ethical dilemma is a situation in which an individual needs to make a choice between two or more morally acceptable options that he or she can reasonably and morally justify or existence of a problem without a satisfactory resolution (Beauchamp & Childress 2001; Mc Connell 2002). In each scenario, one action must be chosen because performing both actions would be impossible. The importance of ethical decision-making lays in the fact that very different ethical choices regarding the same ethical dilemma can be made resulting in neither choice being a “right or wrong” decision.

Full Text: PDF