Medical ethics: four principles plus attention to scope.

  title={Medical ethics: four principles plus attention to scope.},
  author={Raanan Gillon},
  volume={309 6948},
The "four principles plus scope" approach provides a simple, accessible, and culturally neutral approach to thinking about ethical issues in health care. The approach, developed in the United States, is based on four common, basic prima facie moral commitments--respect for autonomy, beneficence, nonmaleficence, and justice--plus concern for their scope of application. It offers a common, basic moral analytical framework and a common, basic moral language. Although they do not provide ordered… CONTINUE READING
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