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Principles in Health Care Ethics

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Maria Boza

on 23 August 2015

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Transcript of Principles in Health Care Ethics

Important Principles in Health Care Ethics
Respect for patient autonomy
Dignity of persons
Patient autonomy
Confidentiality and privacy
Informed consent

Beneficence: The promotion of what is best for the patient.
Nonmaleficence: Avoiding harm

distributive justice
Patients in similar situations should have access to similar health care.
Distributive justice:
Patients have rights--for example, to
privacy and confidentiality
and to
When possible, patients make their own decisions.
"Do no harm" is part of the
Hippocratic oath.
Principles in Health Care Ethics
There are several principles under justice. Among the most important in health care are:
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Patients have the right to be told the truth about their condition, treatment, and options by their health care providers
Informed consent
is possible only when the patient has been told the truth about the risks, benefits, and possible outcomes of a medical procedure.
Privacy and confidentiality
The privacy and confidentiality of our medical information is safeguarded by law.
ethics of distribution
is an important problem in a world of limited resources....
...and resources are
Dignity of Persons
All human beings have innate value and therefore have a right to be treated ethically.
A right is a moral or legal claim that an individual may assert against someone else.
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