The respect for autonomy is usually associated with enabling or allowing the

The respect for autonomy is usually associated with

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The respect for autonomy is usually associated with enabling or allowing the patients to make their own decisions regarding the health care interventions that can be offered to them. The principle of justice refers to the moral obligation of an individual to act based on the fair judgment between the competing claims linked to equality and entitlement. The principle of beneficence states that an act of kindness, mercy, and charity with a strong implication of good doings to others as well as a moral obligation. Based on the four principles of ethics, I would agree with Brejcha’s argument that “every pharmacist has the right to do the same thing,” a decision in defense of the pharmacist who was fined for not filling birth control prescription. According to Nonmaleficence, the pharmacist might have failed to fill the prescription in fairness; she could do possibly harm the patient
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MEDICAL ETHICS. 3 (Barry, 2011). Regarding the principle of respect for autonomy, the pharmacist had no right to refuse to fill the birth control pills prescription, given that the patient had the right to choose what is good for her. According to the principle of justice, the pharmacist made the right decision
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