An introduction to ethical theory for healthcare assistants
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- Lecturer, School of Health and Social Care, London South Bank University
This article will explore and summarise the four main ethical theories that have relevance for healthcare assistants. These are: utilitarianism, deontology, virtue ethics and principlism. Understanding different ethical theories can have a number of significant benefits, which have the potential to shape and inform the care of patients, challenge bad practice and lead staff to become better informed about areas of moral disagreement.
|Journal||British Journal of Healthcare Assistants|
|Publication status||Published - 2 Nov 2017|
- ethical theory, utilitarianism, deontology, virtue ethics, principlism, nursing ethics, bioethics