Topic – Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships
7) DIscuss the four principles of healthcare ethics as forwarded by Beauchamp and Childress. Also give an example of a situation, where conflict between any two or more of these values can be discerned. (250 words)
Discuss- This is an all-encompassing directive which mandates us to write in detail about the key demand of the question. We also have to discuss about the related and important aspects of the question in order to bring out a complete picture of the issue in hand.
Key demand of the question.
The question wants us to simply write in detail about the four principle of healthcare ethics forwarded by Beauchamp and Childress.
Structure of the answer
Introduction- mention that a doctor or a healthcare administrator faces many medical procedures and treatments which have both merits and downsides, and patients have their own input and circumstances to consider. The four principles of health care ethics developed by Tom Beauchamp and James Childress in the 1985 Principles of Biomedical Ethics provide guidelines to make decisions when they inevitably face complicated situations involving patients.
- Discuss in points and in detail the four principles. E.g
- Principle of autonomy.
- Principle of beneficence.
- Principle of nonmaleficence.
- Principle of justice.
. b. Give the required example. E.g illustrate through an example a situation which involves conflict between autonomy and beneficence or justice.