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    Ethics - Beneficence and Non-maleficence

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    What is the difference between beneficence and non-maleficence? Give examples of each from your clinical practice.

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    Non-maleficence is to do no harm. It means that above all else, no acts of treatment must do any harm to the patient. Benevolence is to prescribe only acts that are in the best interest of the patient.

    Where the two may conflict and ...

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    The ethics for beneficience and non-maleficence are examined.