Introduction to Clinical Ethics
Introduction to Clinical Ethics

Introduction to Clinical Ethics

by Mark Hughes

Clinical ethics is a subset of ethics that focuses on clinical medicine. The four basic clinical moral principles include respect for autonomy, non-maleficence, beneficence, and justice. It is essential to have an understanding of medical ethics in order to make clinical decisions. It is useful to have a problem-solving framework for an ethical dilemma. This framework can allow clinicians to approach a moral problem in a systematic manner. Medical training provides opportunities for clinicians to develop this "moral compass".

Course Details

  • Videos 14
  • Duration 1:31 h
  • Quiz questions 41
  • Concept Pages 0


Your Educators of course Introduction to Clinical Ethics

 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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