Flashcards in Medical Ethics Deck (11):
The body of moral principles or values governing or distinctive of a particular culture or group
Where do ethical principles come from?
1. Duties: actions by individuals or groups
2. Considering the benefits and harms to individual and society
What 4 factors contribute to ethics?
Our attitudes and behaviours and relations to one another
What are the 4 ethical principles?
What is autonomy?
Promote the right to self determination
What is non-malfeasance?
What is beneficence?
To do good
What is justice?
Fairness/equity (non-discrimination, equal treatment)
Individual vs population (rationing)
What are important points about ethical approach?
Not imposing personal views and respecting patients views
Non exceeding your competency
Fitness to practice