Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 8 | Lecture: a | Slide: 5
Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Unit:Ethics and Professionalism
Lecture:Ethics and professionalism
Slide content:Four Basic Principles Plus concern for the scope of application of these principles 8.1 Figure: Four basic principles of healthcare (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0, 2012). 5
Slide notes:Many people who study medical ethics say that the basics of health care ethics can be captured by four principles: respect for autonomy, beneficence [ beh - neff - fuh -sense], nonmaleficence [non- muh - leff - fuh -sense], and justice. Some experts are critical of this approach because each of the broad principles is open to a variety of interpretations. However, these four basic principles are widely used and serve as the starting point for many discussions of health care ethics. The following slides define each of these principles and show how they are applied in health care settings. 5