The spiritual model proposed by Edward in his spiritual framework for decision making implores the idea that everything is done for a purpose. He explains that God is at work in every person and every decision made is influenced by God for the other people. According to Veith (2002), a doctor is seen as a representation of God’s healing work and therefore their decisions are spiritually influenced. This has a bit of similarities with the management model which perceive ethicality of a decision as the applicability of the decision without hurting other people. However, the management framework is all about decisions made for the benefit of the individual and the institution, while the spiritual framework perceives the decisions as service oriented. According to the spiritual model, a person is inclined to make a certain decision because he or she is guided by the spirit to serve in that particular way.
The spiritual framework does not have a fixed process to follow as the decisions made are not the person’s own making. The proponents of this framework assume that even decisions related to career choices are not made from a personal point of view. They come from deep conscience in which a person is obliged to provide a certain kind of service to others. On the other hand, the management framework has a designated process that is followed. A school administrator will indicate that there is a format and a process used in decision making. This is because the framework is largely materialistic and all decisions that are made are aimed at achieving profits and gaining an economic advantage.
In both frameworks, there are different kinds of decisions that can be made. However, in the spiritual model, all decisions are made for a purpose. No decision is made for failure. This is seen in the way Veith tries to bring out the career choices to align with the notion that in everything that a ...Show more