Flashcards in Introduction to ethics Deck (10):
What are the 3 moral theories?
What is consequentialism?
it promotes the best consequences
What is deontology?
it is in accord with moral rule or principle
What are virtue ethics?
it is what a virtuous agent would do in the circumstances
What are the 4 principles?
respect for autonomy
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
What is respect for autonomy?
allows for informed consent that is respected and followed
What is beneficence?
the obligation to act in a way to benefit the patient
What is non-maleficence?
do not act in a way as to cause harm to your patient