Four Principles of Biomedical Ethics: Definitions and Examples
Introduces four principles of biomedical ethics, excerpted from Principles of Biomedical Ethics, Tom L. Beauchamp and James F. Childress (Oxford University Press, 2001). The principles provide a conceptual framework for the analysis and resolution of moral problems encountered in the clinical delivery of health care, medical research, and the distribution of health care resources. The four principles are: respect for autonomy, nonmaleficence ("doing no harm"), beneficence, and justice.
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