Ethics principles

There are four fundamental ethical principles and five major ethical theories.The four fundamental ethical principles are- respect for autonomy, beneficence, justice and non-maleficence . This ethics principles are given below:

  • Beneficence – to do good
  • Non-maleficence – to do no harm
  • Respect for Autonomy- agreement to respect another’s right to self-determine a course of action, support of independent decision making.
  • Justice

The five major ethical theories are deontology, utilitarianism, rights, casuist and virtue. Otherwise there also have some common ethical principles include honesty, equality, respect for rights, integrity and adherence to the law. While these are all fairly standard ethical principles, their precise applications depend on the setting. For instance, the implications and importance of ethical principles vary greatly between medical professions and business environments.

The expression ” ethical principles” refers to those general judgments that serve as a justification for particular ethical prescriptions.





4 Replies to “Ethics principles”

  1. Dear Writer,
    I found your post educational and your title does say exactly what you wrote about, but there are no references to back what you wrote. Maybe linking the theory with something you experienced to make it more relatable for the reader.

    Looking forward to reading more of your posts.


    1. Hey,
      Firstly Thank you so much for reading my post and also share your opinion about this topic. Next time I will try to post any topic with evidence based. Sorry for delaying reply..


  2. Thank you very much for your post. It is very informative and clearly described your topic but next time please put the source you used to get your information.



    1. Hey,
      Thank you very much for reading my post.I become very glad that my post is informative to you.For your kind information, i will keep references of any post in next time.
      Thank you…


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