Disclose or Not Disclose? [TranslationAL]

A close relative of a seriously ill patient asks his named nurse about the prognosis. To keep this illustration of the application of the prescriptive technique of MCDA simple, we see the nurse having two broad Options, given that she does possess good prognostic information. She can disclose fully, or she can deny she has 'signficant' relevant information.
We take the 6 ethical principles in the study by Page (Beneficence, Non-Maleficence, Autonomy, Justice, Veracity (truth-telling) and Confidentiality and enter them as the criteria into an Annalisa. We supply an assessment on how well each of the Options performs on each of these criteria - in this specific case.
We then show that the best decision varies with the weights assigned to the criteria, as well as how well the options perform on those criteria. Watch the short video by Mette Kjer Kaltoft.

Page, K. (2012). The four principles: can they be measured and do they predict ethical decision making? BMC Medical Ethics, 13, 10. doi:10.1186/1472-6939-13-10