Code of Ethics in the Practice of Medicine
Medical Board of Trinidad and Tobago Code of Ethics in the Practice
The Four Principles of Biomedical Ethics
- Autonomy – a physician should respect the patient’s capacity to make decisions about their care.
- Beneficence – a physician should “do good” by making decisions that serve the best interests of the patient.
- Non-maleficence – a physician should “first do no harm.”
- Justice – a physician should ensure fairness of care given to a patient and by extension, the distribution of health resources.