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1

What is ethics?

Lens to guide medical decision making

2

What are principles?

professional standards used as guidelines for making medical decisions

3

What is a narrative?

Life story that provides insight into making personal decisions

4

What is medical judgement?

Professional insight using medical knowledge, ethics, and personal value

5

What is autonomy?

pt has decision making power

6

What is beneficence?

do no harm

7

what is non-malificence?

obligation not to inflict harm intentionally

8

How does ethics play a role in medical decision making?

Align autonomy and beneficence
while considering
non-malifecence and justice

9

What is the difference between competency and capacity?

Competency--legal dichotomy decided by a judge

Capacity-- ability to understand right now, clinical setting

10

Who are non-decisional adults?

those that no longer have the CAPACITY to make decisions
name a surrogate
use substitute judgement in their best interests

11

What are double effect considerations?

It's okay to do harm if your intent is good but not if it is bad

12

Are doctors obliged to provide futile care?

NO--pts can refuse interventions but cannot demand them

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What are medical interventions forgone?

When they offer little benefit to meeting patient goals or sustaining desired AOL