Chapter 13: The Four Principles Of Medical Ethics

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In chapter 13, it introduces the four principles of medical ethics. The four principles include; beneficence, nonmaleficence, autonomy, and justice. Beneficence is the obligation of health care providers to health people who are in need. Nonmaleficence is the duty of a provider to do no harm and autonomy is the right of the patients to make choices regarding their own health care. Finally, justice is the concept of treating everyone in a fair manner. (Bodenheimer & Grumbach, 2012). A key learning point of this chapter is understanding the old and new ethical dilemmas. This would also include understanding how a provider in the medical field is forced to make a difficult decision that may violate the four principle of medical ethics. The providers

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