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Table 2 Comparison of the moral compass and MCD

From: Developing an ethics support tool for dealing with dilemmas around client autonomy based on moral case deliberations

  Moral compass MCD
Aims Individual reflection on morally problematic issue Joint reflection and dialogue, possibly consensus
  Theme based Case based
Focus Clarification and structure Besides clarification & structure MCD also group dialogue, openness, exchange of viewpoints
Moral learning by, different perspectives, elucidation, encouraging structured moral reasoning Moral learning based on a structured dialogue, supported by a facilitator
Use Designed for use in 15–30 min 90–120 min
To be used at any moment and anywhere Need for a set date and time
Independent use (individual or in small groups) Need for a facilitator
Content Encompasses content of colleagues No substantive element