beneficience


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Euthanasia and assisted suicide present a dilemma for nurses, causing conflict between the patient's right to choose (autonomy), and the nurse's ethical duty of care based on the principles of beneficience (to do good) and nonmaleficence (to do no harm).
State investment was so low a major source of funding for the treatment of mental illness continued to come from the national charity, the Society of Beneficience.
other misfortunes, may have a claim upon the aid and beneficience of society, on such principles that such persons may therein find employment and every reasonable comfort, and lose by their usefulness the degrading sense of dependence"); BOARD OF STATE CHARITIES OF INDIANA, THE INDIANA BULLETIN No.
compare and contrast autonomy and beneficience as tools for medically-related decision-making.
McCullough, The Hidden Issue in Futility Judgments: Justifying Turning the Traditional Logic of Beneficience on Its Head, in EUTHANASIA: THE GOOD OF THE PATIENT, THE GOOD OF SOCIETY, supra note 4, at 139.
C-sections as ideal birth: the cultural construction of beneficience and patients rights in Brazil Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 1994;3: 358-66.