Principle Of Nonmaleficence Analysis

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The respect for autonomy principle entails that a physician must always acknowledge and the patientʻs right to evaluate their options and decide for themselves despite the opinion of the physician. The principle of Nonmaleficence entails that once a patient decides a path for treatment, the physician should take the actions necessary to ensure that the treatment is successful and that the patient is as safe as possible. Both principles imply that the patientʻs well being is always the central priority for physicians. The respect for autonomy principle is contrary to the principle of nonmaleficence principle in the sense that the patient may not always choose a treatment option that is the safest, yet the physician must comply and do whatever

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