Flashcards in Ch. 3 Deck (12):
a general normative standard of conduct, holding that a particular decision or action is true or right or good for all people in all times and all places
the principle that states the duty to avoid harming the patient, summarized in the phrase "do no harm"
primum non nocere
a Latin term meaning "first, do no harm"
the principle of promoting good or well-being
the principle of self-determination in a person; the right the participate in and decide on a course of action without undue influence; provides the foundation for a right to privacy and the ability to choose
the principle that deals with fairness and the allocation of what people earn or deserve
the just allocation and distribution of resources for the good of society
a clinical term used to describe a person's ability to understand his or her health care conditions and treatment options and ability to make decisions independently
the act of providing info to and ensuring the understanding of a patient regarding treatment risks, options, and the nature of disease or problem
not specifically stated or written by capable of being inferred by action