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Flashcards in Ethics Deck (6):
1

What is ethics

The study of what is morally right and what is morally wrong
A study of what we ought to do and how we should live

2

What are medical ethics

Deals with ethical issues in healthcare settings
Teaches medical students and healthcare professionals what they ought to do and the ability to explain the reasons

3

What are the 3 levels of medical ethics

Laws (both written and case law)
Guidelines and recommendations (GMC guidance or NHS policies)
Ethics as ability to critically and morally reason

4

What are the 5 ethical theories

Deontology
Consequentialism / Utilitarianism
Communitarianism / Community ethics
Virtue ethics
Religious theories

5

What are the 4 main principles according to Beauchamp and Childress

Respect for autonomy
Beneficence
Non-maleficence
Justice

6

What are 6 other pricinples and values

Dignity
Respect
Honour
Trust
Honesty
Privacy / confidentiality

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