Universal Principles of Biomedical Ethics. AUTONOMY. From Greek word autos (self) and nomos (governance). Self-determination 3 Elements The ability to decide. The power to act on your decisions A respect for the individual autonomy of others. AUTONOMY. Informed consent
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* With modern medicine, in which technology often overwhelms resources, it has become necessary to use cost-benefit ratio analysis to determine where beneficence ends and maleficence begins.
- a principle that limits the personal protective privilege of confidentiality.
- requires the hcp to refrain from acts of omissions that would foreseeably result in harm of others, especially in cases in which the individuals are particularly vulnerable to the risk.