HCA 322 Week 4 DQ 1 Ethical Principles

Ethical Principles. Codes of conduct are standards that outline how individuals or groups of people are to act. The health care/medical community has their own code of conduct, which is outlined in the American Medical Association’s Code of Medical Ethics. This code is rooted in the four ethical principles of autonomy, justice, beneficence, and nonmaleficence. Using the definitions of these terms from Chapter 1 of your course text as well as your own scholarly research, explain these four principles and analyze how they are reflected in the Code of Medical Ethics. Your initial post must be a minimum of 250-300 words. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts.