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Definitions

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  • noun A lack or absence of maleficence.

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Examples

  • The contrast between nonmaleficence and beneficence notwithstanding, there are some rules of beneficence that we are obligated to follow impartially, such as those requiring efforts to rescue strangers under conditions of minimal risk.

    The Principle of Beneficence in Applied Ethics

  • This literature can be confusing, because some writers treat obligations of nonmaleficence as a species of obligations of beneficence.

    The Principle of Beneficence in Applied Ethics

  • In rejecting principles of obligatory beneficence, Gert himself draws the line at obligations of nonmaleficence.

    The Principle of Beneficence in Applied Ethics

  • It is now widely appreciated that beneficence in biomedical ethics cannot be reduced to obligations of nonmaleficence, but there is a much less clear vision of the distinction between obligations of social justice and obligations of social beneficence.

    The Principle of Beneficence in Applied Ethics

  • Act utilitarianism appears to say that we should adhere to familiar moral precepts about honesty, fidelity, and nonmaleficence only when doing so has the best consequences.

    Mill's Moral and Political Philosophy

  • Professional bioethicists would generally say no, since as we have already noted, the principles of ethics such as autonomy, beneficence, nonmaleficence, and justice are held true by believers and nonbelievers alike.

    The Language of God

  • Professional bioethicists would generally say no, since as we have already noted, the principles of ethics such as autonomy, beneficence, nonmaleficence, and justice are held true by believers and nonbelievers alike.

    The Language of God

  • The teaching of medical ethics has long focused on a 4-pillar foundation of the profession: beneficence (provide good care), nonmaleficence (do no harm), respect for autonomy, and justice.

    JAMA current issue

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  • "First, do no harm"* - the obligation not to injure others. Used primarily in the health care industry.

    *from the ancient maxim "primum non nocere". Per http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nonmaleficence

    February 19, 2007

  • Takes longer to say that "do no harm", and it sound pretty stupid too.

    February 20, 2007