what values help you to decide between competing and compelling needs? Between providing health care for uninsured children or drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs?Between neonatal care and end-of-life care?
Competing needs are that need that involves consumption of limited resources available in the process of satisfying the needs. Compelling needs are hidden needs that are powerful enough to become tangible needs of people. Compelling needs take roots on the basis of emotional security, ego gratification etc.
The values that will help to decide between competing and compelling needs is the theory of utilitarian. As per this theory the best action that is to be pursued is one that maximizes utility. The actions taken are practical as well as feasible. As per the values of utilitarianism actions will be pursued with an effort to satisfy the competing needs in an optimal manner and then moving onto the compelling needs.
The same approach and values will be used when deciding between providing health care for uninsured children or drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs and between neonatal care and end-of-life care. The regulators and other stakeholders will look to fulfill the competing needs first in an optimal manner and then move forward to compelling needs. Utilitarian theory will ensure that the result that will be achieved is one that maximizes utility or one that will produce the overall best result.