Bioethics Frame Work
Bioethics Frame Work
How Would You Rank the Importance of Each of the Four Principles?
The four ethical principles of bioethics of principalism include the respect for autonomy principle, the nonmaleficence principle, the beneficence principle, and the justice principle (Meilaender, 2013). In the context of a Christian background in the healthcare setting, I would rank the four principles based on their importance starting with nonmaleficence principle, which aims at causing no harm to anyone including patients and other staff members (Meilaender, 2013). The second principle based on its importance is the respect for autonomy principle. This principle requires that healthcare practitioners respect their patient’s decisions. This can be best done in the treatment planning where the patient can participate in the decision making process and in treatment procedures to be used (Meilaender, 2013). The patients can participate in choosing the treatment method best suitable for them. This can be applied in complex medical procedures, which may include surgery (Meilaender, 2013).
The third principle according to its importance is the beneficence principle. This principle requires healthcare practitioners to provide security and prevent any harm to their patients (Shelly ; Miller, 2006). The healthcare practitioners should aim at providing benefits to patients and consider a balance between the risks associated and the costs. Healthcare practitioners should ensure the well-being of their patients and do whatever is beneficial to them (Shelly ; Miller, 2006). The fourth and the last principle based on its importance is the justice principle, which requires that healthcare practitioners treat their patients fairly and equally and no discrimination of patients based on their origin, color, or race. All patients should have a fair and equal distribution of medical resources and costs should be shared equally (Shelly ; Miller, 2006).
How Do You Believe They Would Be Ordered In the Context of the Christian Biblical Narrative?
The Christian biblical narrative has for parts, which include the creation part, the fall, the redemption, and the restoration (Meilaender, 2013). The beneficence principle can be related to the creation part where God created everything on the universe with a purpose and this act indicates that God is has good intentions and so should everyone on this universe (Meilaender, 2013). The fall can be related with the respect for autonomy principle where Adam and Eve had the freedom to do whatever they wished and God did not prevent them and consequences followed based on their decisions (Meilaender, 2013).
The redemption can be related with the justice principle where God treated humans fairly and equally by giving his only son Jesus Christ to die on the cross so that everyone on the universe can be saved and access the same mercy from God (Shelly ; Miller, 2006). The last part in the Christian narrative is the restoration, which can be related with the nonmaleficence principle, which seeks to bring good all humans beings. Through the restoration process, God aims to restore human beings to their previous position and righteousness (Shelly ; Miller, 2006).
Meilaender, G. (2013). Bioethics: A Primer for Christians. Grand Rapids, Mich: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company.
Shelly, J. A., ; Miller, A. B. (2006). Called to care: A Christian worldview for nursing. Downers Grove, Ill: IVP Academic/Intervarsity Press.