The main ethical themes and values in using guided dialogue are:

All choices and decisions reflect our values, and guided dialogue creates an opportunity to consciously align values with actions.

The research community has a clear set of values that guide its work, and their meaning in reality can be explored using guided dialogue.

Shared values and tools to participate in guided dialogue assist researchers to make ethical choices that strengthen the community.

Guided dialogue incorporates personal values and contextual reflection, which allows for a holistic approach to choices and decisions in research ethics