Giving voice to intuition in overcoming moral distress

Lynn Pasquerella, Caroline S. Clauss-Ehlers

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Some of the most frequent instances of moral distress in academia occur when a college or university’s written or unwritten policies and practices go against what a decision maker believes is in the best interest of the individual and promotes justice. In such instances, the question becomes how much individual injustice should be countenanced for the sake of long-term organizational reform. This chapter discusses the role of intuition in ethical decision making in academia through analyzing cases that appeal to intuition as applied to exercising leadership that upends existing institutional practices. This discussion concludes with strategies to promote the use of intuition in overcoming moral distress situations on campus. Suggestions for future research are also provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBursting the Big Data Bubble
Subtitle of host publicationThe Case for Intuition-Based Decision Making
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781482228878
ISBN (Print)9781482228854
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)


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