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Principles of Medical Ethics

Autonomy
Beneficence
Nonmaleficence
Justice
[Human Dignity]

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Human Dignity refers to

All humans being of equal moral worth, don't forget they are humans too

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Autonomy refers to

Fundamental interest all individuals have in making decisions in whatever concerns their own lives, *free from external coercion and from manipulation of their belief and preferences*

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in practice autonomy refers to

Having informed, competent, voluntary consent with understanding of the possible consequences

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Autonomy and decision making, doctor involvement

Doctors must support the decision making process allowing for independence and without undue pressure

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Beneficence refers to

Doing good, helping, producing a benefit from the point of view of the patient

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Nonmaleficence refers to

avoiding and minimising harm
Unavoidable harms should be proportionable and justifiable