Clinical Ethics (release in progress)
Clinical Ethics (release in progress)

Clinical Ethics (release in progress)

by Mark Hughes
The study of clinical ethics analyzes the role of ethics within healthcare. Clinical ethics provide a common framework for clinicians. An ethical code of conduct is relevant in making moral decisions encountered in the clinic. There are several codes of conduct; a frequently cited medical code of conduct is the Hippocratic Oath.

The core principles of clinical ethics include autonomy, non-maleficence, beneficence, and justice. Every patient gives different value to these principles and clinicians should account for these preferences as they take care of patients. Additionally, clinicians must prioritize fair and moral decision-making that respects the cultural and religious norms of their patients.

Clinicians build a therapeutic relationship with patients that requires crossing boundaries that are typically not encountered in regular conversation. Excellent communication skills allow clinicians to both recognize and traverse these boundary crossings without difficulty. In addition to the patient-clinician relationship, each clinician operates within a team. It is vital to learn how to be a successful team member. Conflict may arise within a team. Therefore, it is also important to learn how to approach challenging situations within the workplace.

Healthcare is a fast-paced and high-pressure environment that requires a thorough understanding of ethical principles, strong communication skills, and the ability to work within a team. Clinicians should strive to provide ethical care in a professional manner while understanding basic legal tenets.

Course Details

  • Videos 23
  • Duration 2:27 h
  • Quiz questions 67
  • Concept Pages 0


Your Educators of course Clinical Ethics (release in progress)

 Mark Hughes

Mark Hughes

Dr. Mark Hughes Mark, MD, MA, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a core faculty member in the Berman Institute of Bioethics.

Dr. Hughes received his MD from Stony Brook University in 1992 and his MA in philosophy (bioethics) from Georgetown University in 2003. He is the co-chair of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Ethics Committee and Consultation Service. Dr. Hughes directs several courses in clinical ethics and research ethics in undergraduate and graduate medical education and continuing medical education.

Within Lecturio, Dr. Hughes teaches Medical Ethics.

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Very interesting
By Iman a. on 06. January 2023 for Communication with Patients and within the Healthcare Team

I throughly enjoyed these lectures, and found them interesting. I hope there are more lectures to come as this is a very important topic for aspiring medical professionals.