Flashcards in 11: Ethics buzzwords Deck (11)
What is communitarianism?
Is the act good for everyone who will be affected by the act?
What is deontology?
Duty-based ethics - an act is right or wrong regardless of the consequences
What is consequentialism?
Whether an action is right or wrong depends only on the consequences
What is utilitarianism?
Act is right if it benefits the greatest number of people possible
What is the religious argument?
Sanctity of life - life should not be tampered with
What is virtue ethics?
Aristotle's argument of what a good person is - do what he says basically
What are the four ethical principles set out by Beauchamp and Childress?
What is autonomy?
Free will of the patient
What is beneficence?
What is non-maleficence?
Do no harm