Principle of Beneficence in Ethics & Nursing: Definition & Examples


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In the health care field, which professionals abide by a code of ethics?

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1. What does beneficence mean?

2. Who determines what good is defined as for the patient?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The word beneficence may not be familiar to you, so take the quiz and complete the worksheet to see what you know about the principle of beneficence. The quiz examines your ability to correctly answer questions about professions that follow the principle of beneficence.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test you on the following terms and concepts:

  • Nursing Code of Ethics
  • Beneficence
  • Code of ethics for health care professionals
  • The purpose of ethical principles for practicing nurses

Skills Practiced

Assess your expertise in implementing these important skills while you work on the quiz/worksheet pairing:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about the principle of beneficence from the related lesson
  • Making connections - use your knowledge of ethics to understand who is responsible for deciding what good means to a patient
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the Nursing Code of Ethics
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about ethical principles

Additional Learning

Use the lesson titled Principle of Beneficence in Ethics & Nursing: Definition & Examples to learn more. Found within the lesson are these key objectives:

  • Understand why ethical issues are often involved in health care situations
  • Define ethics
  • Learn about real-world situations where nurses may use beneficence