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Contrast and compare the bio--ethical principles of autonomy, beneficence, and non-maleficence.

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Contrast and compare the bio-ethical principles of autonomy, beneficence, and non-maleficence.

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This solution looks at only three bio-ethical principles often used in ethical decision making in health care. It gives a brief comparative analysis of the principles autonomy, beneficence and non-maleficence.

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