Bioethics: Religious Approaches
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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.
Halbert (Class of 2016), Roger K., "Patient Autonomy and the Right to Die" (2016). Writing Across the Curriculum. 15.
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