Introduction to Clinical Ethics -3-

PRINCIPLES FOR CLINICAL ETHICS IN GENERAL



Three ethical principles in medicine:

P1 is a deontological principle that prescribes how one should engage in one's activities, with specific reference to the process of decision-making and performing a chosen activity. P1 in detail

P2 is a teleological principle, which corresponds with the principle of beneficence and it prescribes the point of view from which an activity should be chosen. P2 in detail

P3 is a principle that takes a social point of view. It serves to check the activities of the medical staff not only by taking into account the interests of the persons they face, but also by balancing it with the interests of third parties.

update: 15/August/2003

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