medical law and ethics


moral dilemmas due to recent advances in medicine


branch of philosophy

applied ethics

practical application of moral standards


binding rules determined by an authority

medical ethics

moral conduct to regulate behavior of medical professionals


greatest good for the greatest number

rights-based ethics


three-step ethics model

Kenneth Blanchard and Norman Vincent Peale's approach to ethics


rule out of diagnosis

gut feeling

decision based on emotion

a problem that occurs when using a duty-approach to ethics is

the conflicting opinions regarding what our responsability is

moral issues that occur as a result of modern medical technology are covered under what specific discipline


when trying to solve an ethical dilemma ,it is necessary to

use logic to determine the solution

the three-step approach to solving ethical dilemmas is based on

*asking ourselves how our decision would make us feel if we had to explain our actions to a loved one.
*asking ourselves if the intended action is legal.
*asking ourselves if the intended action results in a balanced decision.

a utilitarian approach to solving ethical dilemmas might be used when

allocating a limited supply a donor

an illegal act is almost always


a practical application of ethics is

applied ethics

an employee who is entitled to a fair hearing in the case of dismissal from job is a example of

rights-based ethics
justice-based ethics

laws that affect the medical profession

often overlap with ethics
have a binding force
are determined by a governmental authority

modern laws

may allow some unethical acts such as lying on job applications.
are interpreted by some people to require no ethical responsibility beyond what the law requires.