Practical ethical decision-making is a framework for making decisions that best approximate the recommendations of idealized decision-making in real-world situations.
Idealized decision theory assumes that we have taken into account all possible consequences of our actions. But we often forget to take into account the indirect effects of our actions or the actions of others when assessing these outcomes.
Even if we have views about the correct theory of value, we need practical advice about how we should measure and compare the value of the different interventions available to us.
General frameworks for practical decision-making can therefore help us to assess the effectiveness of different interventions and focus areas in real-world situations.