Biomedical Ethics 2007

Biomedical Ethics 2007 - Chapter Seventeen Health Care...

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Chapter Seventeen Health Care Ethics
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    Health Care Ethics also known as  biomedical ethics ; first code of ethics for medicine was from  Hippocrates in the 5th century BC; first pharmacy code of ethics was  published in 1852 by APhA; most nursing, medical, and pharmacy  schools require biomedical ethics in their  curricula;
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Ethics  - values based on theoretical standards  and law - ex. do not harm others; Moral  - values based on practical standards,  belief systems, and religion - ex. respectful to  elders, snobbery; Controversial issues  - moral issues ex.  adultery, pre-marital sex; abortion;  euthanasia;  Ethical dilemma  - a situation when two or  more conflicting ethical values occurs; no  right or wrong answers;
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Principles of Ethics   1.   non-maleficence  or  beneficence  - “to do  good” or “to avoid harm”; 2.   autonomy  - patient’s right to choose;
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