The Person as Patient: Psychosocial Perspectives for the Health Care Professional

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12
Bioethics
]an Bruckner Behavioral Objectives

Introduction to Beliefs, Values, and Moral Reasoning

Case I: Dathan Smith

Case 2: Nancy Valencia

Case 3: Irene Patterson

Ethical Decision-Making

Casuistry

Conclusion
Behavioral Objectives
At the end of this section, the reader will be able to:
1. Define the following terms and concepts: belief, value, ethics, morality, law, normative ethics, and bioethics.
2. Describe the difference between law and ethics.
3. Define the following six ethical principles and explain their importance in bioethics: autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence, honesty, respect for persons, and justice.
4. Define the term dilemma.
5. Define the term informed consent and explain its ethical basis.
6. Explain Pellegrino's concept of a state of 'wounded humanity'.
7. Explain Pellegrino's definition of a professional.
8. Describe Pellegrino's 'healing relationship'.
9. Explain the similarities and differences between a patient-healer relationship and a patient-treatment team relationship.
10. Define the term 'blow the whistle' and explain the ethical basis for this action.
11. Describe the Pellegrino-Thomasma model for ethical decision making.
12. Explain and differentiate between bioethical theories that are results-based, duty‐ based, and virtue-based.
13. Define the term primum non nocere and explain its importance to health care.

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