The Four Principles of Biomedical Ethics

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Principalism, especially in the context of bioethics in the United States, has often been critiqued for raising the principle of autonomy to the highest place, such that it trumps all other principles or values. How would you rank the importance of each of the four principles? How do you believe they would be ordered in the context of the Christian biblical narrative? Refer to the lecture and topic readings in your response

Pricipalism is referred to as the four principal approach because of its views there are four ethical principles that are the frame work of bioethics created by Thomas Beauchamp and James Childress (The Four Principles of Biomedical Ethics 2007).  The four principal approaches are consists of four universal prima facie mid-level ethical principles that are generally un-ranked moral principles:

  1. Respect of autonomy- A principle that requires respect for the decision making capacities of autonomous persons.
  2. Non-maleficence- an obligation to not inflict harm intentional (means to do no harm)
  3. Beneficence- Beneficence is action that is done for the benefit of others. Beneficent actions can be taken to help prevent or remove harms or to simply improve the situation of others
  4. Justice- A group of principles requiring fair distribution of benefits risks and costs (lecture 3. 2015).

These are the starting point to developing the frame work of ethical reasoning and decision making (The internet encyclopedia of philosophy). However even though this approach has been widely accepted there has been some rejection. The Four Principles of biomedical Ethics claim that one is not more important than the other. The national commission for the protection of human subjects of biomedical and behavioral research has identified three primary principals that should be govern when it comes to human subjects beneficence (this includes non-maleficence) respect for persons and justice these principals guide federal funding research in the United States (CREDO 2016).

How would you rank the importance of each of the four principles?

Each one of these are very important and the order for which I think they should go in would probably be determined by a particular situation. If I had to put them in order would be respect of autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence and Justice.

How do you believe they would be ordered in the context of the Christian biblical narrative? I believe that they would go in the same order as written above, respect of autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence and Justice.


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