Terms in this set (15)
Refers to the belief of something done when trying to do good and benefit others
The duty to avoid doing harm "primum non nocere ", is defined broadly as: not to kill, cause physical/emotional suffering or deprive others of beneficial things.
The moral principle of treating people fairly and without prejudice.
The ideal of "faithfulness" in the steadfast role of the healer where one does not abandon or exploit patients and that the interest of self/third parties is not placed above the patient's needs.
The duty to act in a way that provides the greatest positive consequences and the least negative consequences.
Stating something that one knows or thinks is untrue or misleading.
stating something that when used in a narrow or literal definition is correct, but is intentionally used to mislead or deflect from the truth.
stating something intentionally or unintentionally that when presented in a certain context or manner is correct, but is either not completely relevant or fully transferrable/applicable to the situation at hand.
not providing relevant information which bears on the situation.
devotion to the truth "It is what you believe and commit to as a physician."
Means to "self-rule" suggesting a moral principle the importance of respecting others right to personal self-governance.
A state in which somebody is able to act and live as he or she chooses without being subject to any undue restraints or restrictions.
concept of consistency, actions, values, methods, measures, principles, expectations, and outcomes.Regarded as the honesty and truthfulness or accuracy of one's actions. Must build: "reputation", "character". "Doing what you say you are going to do when you said you were going to do it." (Appointments/Follow Up)
conveys a sense of moral commitment or obligation to someone or something. This commitment should result in action. It is not a matter of passive feeling or mere recognition. Theoretically, it is a commitment of self to fulfilment of a commitment with our consideration of own self-interest.
Quality of communicating and acting truthful and with fairness as best as one is able. "How, as a physician, you display and implement truth to others in a fair way."