MEDA 112 Medical Law, Ethics & Bioethics Chapter 12 Allocation of Scarce Medical Resources
In regard to how resources are distributed and how money is spent: Who has more right?Who has more need? Who has more merit? What responsibility does a patient have in factoring allocation of resources?
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Guidelines to use to determine if your action is morally right Is it legal? Does it hurt anyone?Are you proud of your decision?
Medical Ethics based on Philosophical Principles Non-malfeasance Beneficence Autonomy Fidelity Justice
Nonmalfeasance "As to diseases, make a habit of two things—to help, or at least do no harm." --- Hippocrates, The Epidemics
Beneficence prevent harm acts of mercy, kindness, and charity, and is suggestive of altruism, love, humanity, and promoting the good of others doing what’s best to benefit the patient