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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
0.5 Credit

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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