Mary Latela

Course Name

Bioethics: Religious Approaches

Course Number

TRS 340

Document Type


Original Publication Date

Fall 2015

Publication Date

Fall 2016


The Patient Bill of Rights grants protection for patient autonomy, the right to accept or refuse treatment, while the principles of beneficence and nonmaleficence, or doing no harm, is tightly held by medical clinicians. However, when doing what the patient wants is not in accord with what the physician believes is right and good, ethical conflicts arise.


1st Prize Winner in the 2016 Writing Across the Curriculum contest at Sacred Heart University.

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