Comparing Beneficence & Nonmaleficence


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What are applied ethics?

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1. What is beneficence?

2. Which of these is not an example of beneficence?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your comprehension of beneficence and nonmaleficence with this convenient quiz and worksheet. For example, you should be able to read about different scenarios and decide where beneficence is applicable.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following:

  • The definition of 'applied ethics'
  • What 'beneficence' means
  • Examples of beneficence
  • The main premise of nonmaleficence
  • When doing nothing might be best

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on how beneficence and nonmaleficence compare
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases/words, such as applied ethics and beneficence
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding when it may be best not to do anything

Additional Learning

Keep learning about this topic with the lesson titled Comparing Beneficence & Nonmaleficence. Here's a quick look at what's covered:

  • The line drawn between ideal and obligatory beneficence
  • What 'benevolence' means
  • The Hippocratic maxim
  • Balancing nonmaleficence and beneficence