Beneficence in Nursing

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Beneficence in Nursing
Intro
Questions of morality and ethical analysis pervade the biomedical field, and one of the major theoretical issues is that of beneficence. A combination of altruism, humanity, and the promotion of the good for others, “beneficence” entails acts done for the benefit of others. The ethical issues surrounding beneficence are one of the cornerstones of the nursing profession. But serious and legitimate questions remain how far beneficence should go, especially in the field of nursing. This paper will explore the foundations of beneficence in ethical theory, the role of beneficence in the medical field, and issues regarding nurses.
Beneficence Roots in Ethical Theory
Beneficence is the action of helping or doing good...
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.....ividual cultural and societal norms.
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