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1

What are the 3 moral theories?

consequentialism
deontology
virtue ethics

2

What is consequentialism?

it promotes the best consequences

3

What is deontology?

it is in accord with moral rule or principle

4

What are virtue ethics?

it is what a virtuous agent would do in the circumstances

5

What are the 4 principles?

respect for autonomy
beneficence
non-maleficence
justice

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What are the 4 criteria for the doctrine of the double effect?

1. action must be good
2. agent must intend only the good effect although the bad effect can be foreseen
3. the bad effect must not be a means to the good effect
4. the good effect must outweigh the bad effect

7

What is respect for autonomy?

allows for informed consent that is respected and followed

8

What is beneficence?

the obligation to act in a way to benefit the patient

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What is non-maleficence?

do not act in a way as to cause harm to your patient

10

What is justice?

equivalent health needs get equivalent access to appropriate care