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dc.contributor.authorLindridge, Jaqualine
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-12T16:18:49Z
dc.date.available2019-09-12T16:18:49Z
dc.date.issued2017-04
dc.identifier.citationLindridge, J., 2017. Principlism: when values conflict. Journal of Paramedic Practice, 9 (4), 158-163.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1759-1376
dc.identifier.issn2041-9457
dc.identifier.doi10.12968/jpar.2017.9.4.158
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12417/213
dc.description.abstractAbstract published with permission. To ensure morally justified decisions, clinicians are encouraged to apply ethical theories and frameworks. Beauchamp and Childress’ ‘Four Principles’ approach to medical ethics, or ‘Principlism’ for short, is highly regarded as a simple methodology for considering ethical dilemmas, and is common to many undergraduate clinical programmes. On occasion, ethical dilemmas are complex and one or more of the four principles come into conflict with each other. Critics of the approach have suggested that there is a lack of guidance on how to resolve this conflict. This paper will argue that principlism facilitates an organised and thorough method of reflecting upon an ethical problem and is well suited to the pre-hospital setting. The problem of how to resolve conflicts between the principles will be explored, demonstrating the merit of the approach through its application to a real-life moral problem from the pre-hospital setting.
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectEmergency Medical Servicesen_US
dc.subjectEthicsen_US
dc.subjectMedical Ethicsen_US
dc.subjectLegalen_US
dc.subjectSafetyen_US
dc.titlePrinciplism: when values conflicten_US
dc.typeJournal Article/Review
dc.source.journaltitleJournal of Paramedic Practiceen_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-09-03
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2019-09-03
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refterms.dateFirstOnline2017-04
html.description.abstractAbstract published with permission. To ensure morally justified decisions, clinicians are encouraged to apply ethical theories and frameworks. Beauchamp and Childress’ ‘Four Principles’ approach to medical ethics, or ‘Principlism’ for short, is highly regarded as a simple methodology for considering ethical dilemmas, and is common to many undergraduate clinical programmes. On occasion, ethical dilemmas are complex and one or more of the four principles come into conflict with each other. Critics of the approach have suggested that there is a lack of guidance on how to resolve this conflict. This paper will argue that principlism facilitates an organised and thorough method of reflecting upon an ethical problem and is well suited to the pre-hospital setting. The problem of how to resolve conflicts between the principles will be explored, demonstrating the merit of the approach through its application to a real-life moral problem from the pre-hospital setting.en_US


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