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CARE (Shneider and Schnell 2000)

(Schneider GW Snell CARE: an approach for teaching ethics in medicine. Social Science and Medicine. 2000; 51:1563-7)

This framework is drafted for individuals but could be used by an ethics committee.

What are my Core beliefs and how do they relate to this situation?

How have I Acted in the past when faced with similar situations? (What do I like about what I have done, what do I not like?)

What are the Reasoned opinions of others about similar situations? (What does our culture say about this situation?)

What has been the Experience of others in the past when faced with similar situations? (What do I like about what they have done, what do I not like?)