Hjälpdilemman: Beslutsfattande när man inte kan hjälpa alla i nöd

  • Arvid Erlandsson


Helping dilemmas occur when it is impossible to help everyone in need, and when one must decide how to allocate resources across multiple beneficiaries. Deciding which patient that should be connected to the only available respirator, or deciding which charitable organization to donate to, are both examples of real-life helping dilemmas. This paper examines the meaning of moral dilemmas and especially helping dilemmas, discusses different normative perspectives of helping dilemmas as well as the influential effective altruism movement, and summarizes findings from my own and other’s empirical research related to how people behave when faced with helping dilemmas.