Eye on Ethics: Managing Complex Ethics - Social Work's 'Goat Rodeo'
Department (Manual Entry)
School of Social Work
It occurred to me that the metaphor of a goat rodeo aptly describes what I often experience when I try to manage challenging ethical dilemmas. Typically, an ethical dilemma invites differing perspectives in a common effort to reach a joint solution. The challenge, to push the goat rodeo metaphor, is to figure out how to blend these perspectives to produce a good outcome.
Reamer, Frederic G., "Eye on Ethics: Managing Complex Ethics--Social Work's 'Goat Rodeo,'" Social Work Today, September, 2013, available at http://www.socialworktoday.com/news/eoe_091913.shtml