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Basic Concepts of Bioethics - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
As biotechnology and medical science advance, more and more ethical concerns and moral issues arise. The short video and text lessons in this chapter examine many of these, including privacy issues, the obligations of medical practitioners to their patients, and much more. You will study about:
- The definition and scope of bioethics
- Patients' rights and physicians' responsibilities
- The role of consent, maintaining confidentiality and honesty in medicine
- The explanation and components of the Hippocratic Oath
- The primary principles of bioethics and current ethical issues
- Tarasoff v. Regents of the University of California
|Bioethics: Areas, Issues & Human Life||Analyze the meaning of bioethics and current issues|
|Medical Rights & Obligations: Definitions & Views||Weigh and define the responsibilities of healthcare practitioners and their patients|
|Importance of Truth Telling, Confidentiality & Informed Consent in Medicine||Evaluate how truthfulness, confidentiality and consent impact the doctor-patient relationship|
|What Is the Hippocratic Oath? - Definition & Parts||Explain the meaning of the older and modern forms of the Hippocratic oath|
|Ethical Issues in Medicine & Psychology||Discuss current ethical concerns such as genetics, resource allocation and more|
|Principles of Bioethics: Autonomy, Justice, Beneficence & Non-maleficence||Define such principles as beneficence and non-maleficence, justice and autonomy|
|Case Study: Tarasoff v. Regents of the University of California||Examine a Supreme Court case concerning the interrelationships between healthcare workers and their patients|
1. Bioethics: Areas, Issues & Human Life
Bioethics are an important area of debate in our modern world. In this lesson, you will explore several areas and issues within this field, and test your understanding with a brief quiz.
2. Medical Rights & Obligations: Definitions & Views
The medical world comes with some difficult ethical issues. Doctors need to be able to do their jobs, but patients should feel safe. In this lesson, explore several perspectives of medical ethics, and test your understanding with a brief quiz.
3. Importance of Truth Telling, Confidentiality & Informed Consent in Medicine
The medical profession is full of important ethical issues. In this lesson, explore three major ethical concerns and discover how they relate to medicine. Then test your understanding with a brief quiz.
4. What Is the Hippocratic Oath? - Definition & Parts
What is the Hippocratic Oath? And why is it important to physicians? This lesson explains the components of the oath and its implications for bioethics, including controversial topics.
5. Ethical Issues in Medicine & Psychology
The world of healthcare is full of ethical issues, and they can be difficult to figure out. In this lesson, explore four major ethical issues, and then test your understanding with a brief quiz.
6. Principles of Bioethics: Autonomy, Justice, Beneficence & Non-maleficence
This lesson covers the four principles of bioethics: autonomy, justice, beneficence and non-maleficence. We'll look at examples of how each one is applied to bioethics.
7. Case Study: Tarasoff v. Regents of the University of California
Usually, there is no legal duty to warn someone of an impending danger. However, sometimes a special relationship can change that duty. This lesson explores the 'Tarasoff Rule' and liability imposed on mental health professionals.
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