Providers respect this principle when they inform patients on what their rights are regarding their care.This principle creates two ethical responsibilities (Baack & Fischer, 2013).Everyone becomes responsible for their own healthcare.Individual organizations must respect the individuals decision regarding their health.Fiduciary DutyThis principle expresses the obligation of a healthcare organization to provide the best possible care to individuals who have placed their trust in it (Baack & Fischer, 2013).Fiduciaries must always try to include provisions that limit liability during the administration of all type incentive clauses, this is definitely true for moral and religious clauses (Lester & Tally, 2018) .
Five Ethical Principles cont.…BeneficenceEstablishes a moral obligation to act for the benefit of others (Baack & Fischer, 2013) . This means to be kind and showing compassion.Four components for healthcare workers (Baack & Fischer, 2013):Shouldn’t inflict evil or harmShould seek to prevent evil or harm.Should always remove evil or harm.Should do or promote good.NonmaleficenceEstablishes the ethical responsibility to do no harm (Baack & Fischer, 2013).Can guide physicians to refrain from providing treatments that are ineffective or acting with malice towards patients (Baack & Fischer, 2013). When nonmaleficence is balanced with beneficence, it means that the patient understands and accepts the risks of treatment (harm) in light of benefits (Baack & Fischer, 2013).
Five Ethical Principles cont.… JusticeMeans that the process by which decisions are made and actions are taken meets standards of fairness and
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