In a medical context, respect for a patient's personal autonomy is considered one of many fundamental ethical principles inmedicine. Autonomy can be defined as the ability of the person to make his or her own decisions
Non-maleficence means to “do no harm.” Physicians must refrain from
providing ineffective treatments or acting with malice toward patients.
This principle, however, offers little useful guidance to physicians
since many beneficial therapies also have serious risks. The pertinent
ethical issue is whether the benefits outweigh the burdens.
Beneficence is action that is done for the benefit of others. Beneficent
actions can be taken to help prevent or remove harms or to simply
improve the situation of others
utility In biomedical ethics and clinical decision analysis,is the satisfaction or
economic advantage gained from the outcome that results from a
Justice.The idea that
the burdens and benefits of new or experimental treatments must be distributed
equally among all groups insociety. Requires
that procedures uphold the spirit of existing laws and are fair to all
players involved. The health care provider must consider four main
areas when evaluating justice: fair distribution of scarce resources, competing
needs, rights and obligations, and potential conflicts with established
legislation. Reproductive technologies create ethical dilemmas because
treatment is not equally available to all people.
Fidelity means do as you say you will do plus respect other peoples confidentiality
confidentiality is the principle in medical ethics that the information a patient reveals to a health care provider is private and has limits on how and when it can be disclosed to a third party
Truth is most often used to mean being in accord with facts and reality.Telling the fact to the clients
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