The Importance Of Morality In Medical Ethics
The physicians must refuse to engage in any unethical, fraudulent, or false activity. The healthcare professionals have a core mandate towards the well-being, safety, and health of the patients. The medical practitioners have a sole mandate to follow the law when dealing with illegal, unethical and incompetent practices.
Preventing Violation of Principle/Law
Medical practitioners follow the law which requires them to express a high level of competence and sticking to the truth throughout their engagement with a patient. It’s not easy but it’s necessary because when mistakes happen, the patient can sue the practitioners and the institution for negligence or failure to disclose information related given the medical outcome. Honesty is highly appreciated when dealing with patients, more so in critical states because it costs nothing telling a patient the truth about their medical status.
Legal Principles and …show more content…
The information offered to a patient would let them cooperate even when getting treatment and even relieved of burdens related to unknown fears. It’s arguable that truth must be at the patient’s disposal. The clinical officers, however, require information about the person that ought to get informed, the depth of information and the particular time. In the pioneering case of Montgomery v. Lanarkshire Health Board, Herring constructs a good visual for readers of just how much information must be provided to the patient and the extent of the legal actions that can be taken for failure to provide an adequate amount of information to the patient. Failure to meet this requirement is termed as negligence (Herring,