Ethics Fundamentals

Presents an introduction to ethics fundamentals, including benefits, and introduces general ideals such as respect for autonomy, nonmaleficence, beneficence, justice, and veracity, as guides. (1 credit hour)

Learning Objectives

After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Distinguish among and give examples of behavior that is: a) legal; b) charitable; c) professional; d) ethical; and e) moral.
  • Define and give examples of the ethical principles of: a) respect for autonomy; b) nonmaleficence; c) beneficence; d) justice; and e) veracity
  • Discuss and demonstrate how to apply moral principles to specific dental situations
  • Define and give examples of the stages in Rest’s Four Component Model: a) moral sensitivity; b) moral reasoning; c) moral courage; and d) moral reasoning

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Ethics Fundamentals

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