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Are there any moral principles a health care professional should never violate?

On a regular basis, healthcare professionals are confronted with ethical dilemmas in their practice. Hence, ethical problem solving requires the application of a variety of ethical rules and principles in specific situations[1]. Although ethical theories largely differ from one another, certain ethical principles appear consistently in the realm of bioethics. Thereby, respect for individual autonomy has quickly become a dominant principle in modern medical ethics.[2] Autonomy in this essay shall be defined as individuals being independent and competent agents who […]

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