Moral Virtue In Health And Social Care

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Moral virtue can be defined as, “A dispositional trait of character that is morally valuable and reliably present” (Beauchamp and Childress, 31). Moral virtue is important in virtually every situation that we encounter in our everyday lives. For example, a person would be considered virtuous if they were consistently trustworthy in everyday situations. Trustworthiness is a trait that is generally considered to be morally valuable; however, the key to it being a virtue is that the person must possess that trait consistently. It is not enough for one to merely exhibit that trait once. The idea of moral virtue can also be applied in healthcare. In this essay, the importance of virtue in healthcare (according to Beauchamp and Childress) will be
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