The Ethical Principles Of Health Care Professionals

936 WordsOct 6, 20144 Pages
Many times health professional encounter in daily practice situations that raise moral issues. Four essential values constitute the most significant parts of the ethical code for healthcare professionals; justice, beneficence, nonmaleficence, and autonomy. (DeGrazia, Mappes, & Brand-Ballard, 2010, p. 88). These two talks both emphasize the importance of the role of a health care professional, especially during the healing process for any patient. According to Elizabeth Loftus, ethically scientists/researchers can’t morally place false memories in their own patients, even if planting the false memories improves their quality of life. A principle can be defined as the universal law, or a basic truth. Like rule, principles are action guides and assists an individual in making a moral decision. In both videos there were many ethical principles that were evident. Health care professionals during the healing process need to practice these ethical principles to improve the patient’s overall well-being beneficence, nonmaleficience, and autonomy. Elizabeth Loftus is a psychologist, in which she studies false memories. A false memory is when a person either recalls situations that didn’t occur or recollects the situation differently from what actually happened. Ethical limitations do arise for the study participants. Are they able to make an informed consent? The experimental researcher cannot lie nor withhold information from the subject participants, which can completely weaken
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