Flashcards in Med Ethics 1 Deck (15):
What's the point of ethics?
Guidance for human behaviour
Ethical decisions require 3 big things:
1. Agent (who)
2. Action (what/how)
3. Ends (Why)
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
5 principles of medical ethics:
5. Human dignity
pseudoethics does not involve 3 things:
what does respect for human dignity mean?
each human being is of equal moral worth.
(How you would want to be treated)
what is relational autonomy
recognizing relevant relationships and influences to provide genuine opportunities for choice
Informed consent intended to do 3 things:
1. prevent coercion/deception
2. empower patients
3. reflect on risks/benefits
Autonomy needs 4 things:
repecting autonomy does NOT mean?
deferring decisions/responsibility to the patient
2 big points in Trust and Autonomy?
Beneficence is only to the patient?
May extend to family, friends/society
Beneficence is more than just physiological improvement, it is?
striving to further their autonomous goals
avoiding/minimizing harm, not ignoring