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Identifying the Fundamentals of Medical Ethics

Learning Objectives
1. Describe fundamental principles of medical ethics for physicians
2. Examine how systems-based practice raises new ethical challenges
3. Describe the fiduciary nature of the patient-physician relationship
4. Explain the relationship between ethics and the law in U.S. health care
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An understanding of the fundamental principles of ethics is critical to providing excellent care. This requires examining how systems-based practice raises new ethical challenges, and understanding the fiduciary nature of the patient-physician relationship and the relationship between ethics and the law. What is illegal is usually unethical, although what is unethical is not always illegal.

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