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Medical Profession Ethics and Duty of Beneficence

  • Journal of Humanities
  • 2014, (53), pp.209-237
  • Publisher : Institute for Humanities
  • Research Area : Humanities > Other Humanities
  • Received : December 23, 2013
  • Accepted : January 29, 2014

Jang Dong-ik 1

1공주교육대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

There are many resources in conflict between Patient and medicalprofessionals; a different point of views about relationship of Patient andmedical professionals, a different point of views about what is justicein society, a different point of views about what is duty or privilegeof medical professionals, a different point of views about duty ofbeneficence, etc. For all that, the different point of views about dutyof beneficence depends on the different point of views about what isduty or privilege of medical professionals. Therefore the main origin ofthe conflict between patient and medical professionals is the differentpoint of views about what is duty or privilege of medicalprofessionals, so it should be first discussed. Then it is need to beconsidered what is duty or privilege of medical professionals and whatrelation is between duty of beneficence and privilege of medicalprofessionals. So I will investigate the qualification and requirement ofprofession and its ethical characters. then I will explain the duty ofbeneficence which is supposed as a core of profession ethics. My aimin this paper is to clarify extent and range in duty of beneficence.

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