Substantive Principles of Justice


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Substantive Principles of Justice
According to Yeo and Moorhouse (1996), there are five substantive principles of justice. These are the principles of need, equality, utility, liberty, and restitution. Conflicts will easily arise since first of all there are various interpretations of justice and it can be very difficult to determine the criteria related to what one group might be owed or deserves. Another problem is related to differences and inequality between various groups. The goal of just distribution may appear simple as an ideal but can be very complex in actual situations.
For example, the case of Indian land claims is one where nurses might take the role of advocate. It can be argued that Aboriginal peoples were the first...
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.....ould be given priority and also identify factors that are irrelevant to the ethical situation. Al groups are unequal in terms of power and a focus on need allows the minority group to be at the center. In addition, on the principle of need, when all needs cannot be met, then the concern is with meeting priority needs Yeo & Moorhouse, 1996). The principle of equality allows nurses to regard all individuals and groups as being in the same position and is the basis for all groups being treated according to need (Yeo & Moorhouse). Even in the most complex situations, these two principles serve as a means to achieve justice.
Yeo, M. & Moorhouse, A. (1996). Concepts and cases in nursing ethics. Peterborough: Broadview Press.