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What's the point of ethics?

Guidance for human behaviour

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Ethical decisions require 3 big things:

1. Agent (who)
2. Action (what/how)
3. Ends (Why)

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ethical approach helps how?https://www.brainscape.com/library

1. recognize issues
2. give tools for undertanding
3. helps with the right APPROACH, no right answer

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5 principles of medical ethics:

1. autonomy
2. beneficence
3. nonmaleficence
4. justice
5. Human dignity

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pseudoethics does not involve 3 things:

reflection
deliberation
rational justification

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what does respect for human dignity mean?

each human being is of equal moral worth.
(How you would want to be treated)

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what is relational autonomy

recognizing relevant relationships and influences to provide genuine opportunities for choice

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Informed consent intended to do 3 things:

1. prevent coercion/deception
2. empower patients
3. reflect on risks/benefits

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Autonomy needs 4 things:

1. information
2. competency
3. voluntariness
4. understanding

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repecting autonomy does NOT mean?

deferring decisions/responsibility to the patient

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2 big points in Trust and Autonomy?

1. privacy
2. confidentiality

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Beneficence is only to the patient?

May extend to family, friends/society

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Beneficence is more than just physiological improvement, it is?

striving to further their autonomous goals

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Nonmaleficence is?

avoiding/minimizing harm, not ignoring

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unavoidable harms need to be?

proportionate and justifiable