Structuring principles for decision-making include considerations of client "autonomy, nonmaleficence
, beneficence, justice, fidelity, and veracity" (ACA, 2014, p.
This is an example of beneficence, or doing good for the patient; and nonmaleficence
, which is preventing harm (Smith & Lammers, 2014).
When deciding whether to prescribe for performance enhancement in the absence of psychopathology, we suggest first carefully considering how to maintain the ethical value of nonmaleficence
by weighing both the potential physical and psychologic harms of prescribing as well as the legal risks and rules of applicable sport governing bodies.
Having a suggestive and inspiring quality, the General Principles section recommends that psychologists aim at "Beneficence and Nonmaleficence
, Fidelity and Responsibility, Integrity, Justice and Respect for People's Rights and Dignity".
The principles of beneficence, nonmaleficence
, justice, and autonomy, which are accepted as international ethical principles.
This violates the principal of nonmaleficence
," she said.
Complex discharge situations in which patients have questionable decisionmaking capacity cause nurses distress as they feel torn between patient autonomy and the principles of beneficence or nonmaleficence
Beneficence requires the researcher to minimize harm (nonmaleficence
) and maximize benefits.
Strikes in Support of the Concepts of Justice, beneficence, and Nonmaleficence
The four ethical principles of autonomy, nonmaleficence
, beneficence, and justice provide a set of abstract norms to facilitate ethical decision-making.
Childress in 1979, which provided the four principles of the Georgetown Mantra of Bioethics: autonomy, beneficence, nonmaleficence
, and justice.
(13) According to Sandler, the principal environmental virtues are compassion, care for nature, nonmaleficence
, ecological sensitivity, and restitutive (ecological) justice.