Essay on Ethics and Beneficence

1036 Words Dec 3rd, 2012 5 Pages
There are so many ethical ideal that I have learned from this subject, got honesty, forgiveness, justice, etc. However, I think that the greatest ethical ideal that I have learned is beneficence. In normal word, beneficence is meaning the action to do benefit and promote the good to other people. While in the language of a principle or rule of beneficence refers to a normative statement of a moral obligation to act for the benefit of other, helping them to further their important and legitimate interests, often by preventing or removing possible harms. I will choose beneficence is because there are many people in this world they need the help from other, although it is only a small thing but when we help them this is also can count as …show more content…
In this parable, robbers have beaten and left half-dead a man traveling from Jerusalem to Jericho. A Samaritan tends to his wounds and cares for him at an inn. The Samaritan’s action are clearly beneficence but it is right in ethically way? Samaritan is doing a right to help the robbers but the robber may not appreciate what he done for him. Because of the Samaritan action would the robber repentance what he done before and not robs again?
The saints always play an important role in the beneficence, they are always carrying out the acts of charity. Their behavior is not just one or two times but is always been continue because they think that this is their responsibility. Some people in order to benefit other, they sacrifice themselves, such people we call them heroes. They believe that the continuum of beneficence is their duty, and this also is their responsibility.
Beneficence also very important in a medical point of view. People who involve in the medical field, they are intended to benefit for other. Medical can said to fundamentally completely to philanthropy, because the goal of their beneficence is in order to help people. If so, the professional obligation of doctor and virtue come from their beneficence. Authors such as Edmund Pellegrino write as

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