Immanuel Kant's Ethical Principles

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The ethical principles I would apply to this scenario is autonomy and beneficence. With autonomy, the patient has a right to be involved in the decision making of their treatment (pg. 32). With beneficence, the treating physician should show more compassion to the patient’s feelings and needs (pg. 60). I would use theorist Immanuel Kant to guide me as he supports not only beneficence, but also nonmaleficence, which is the theory that all human beings deserve respect. (pgs. 12-13)
The involvement of care would apply to this scenario. According to the AHA Patient Care Partnership document, the physician has a duty to “discuss ones medical condition” and how it will be treated. The physician should inform you what is to be expected and the potential
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