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Medical Ethics Midterm
Terms in this set (12)
where did biomedical ethics begin?
the school of Hippocrates 5th century
what is the Hippocratic oath?
I will use treatment to help the sick according to my ability and judgment, but never with a view to injury or wrongdoing"
what is the central maxim of medical practice
first, do no harm
who first used the term medical ethics
1946 Version of the medical code
embodied principles of nonmalefience and beneficence towards patients but also the responsibility of the
what is the fundamental question of ethics
how should one live
Van Potter defines bioethics as
the study of the ethical dimensions of medicine and the biological sciences
Warren Reich, 1972 defined "bioethics' as:
"the study of the ethical dimensions of medicine and the biological sciences"
Biomedical Ethics, 1972 and beyond
Discipline at the intersection of science, medicine, and ethics
before the practices of beneficence and maleficence the hippocratic tradition was
paternalistic and authoritarian
the physician decided what was best for the patient
Examples of paternalistic practices
- human subjects in Nazi Germany
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