Introduction to ethical principles
- Beneficence is acting with the best interest of the other in mind. It involves the balancing of the costs and benefits of a particular course of action.
- Non-maleficence is, as Hippocrates instructed, to “above all, do no harm.” Most interventions will involve some degree of harm, but this must not be disproportionate to their benefits.
- Justice is a concept that emphasizes fairness and equality, such that patients in similar situations should be treated similarly, and in a broader sense, that benefits and costs are fairly distributed across a population.
The Genomics Era: the Future of Genetics in Medicine
Our purpose is to transform access to education.
We offer a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life.
We believe learning should be an enjoyable, social experience, so our courses offer the opportunity to discuss what you’re learning with others as you go, helping you make fresh discoveries and form new ideas.
You can unlock new opportunities with unlimited access to hundreds of online short courses for a year by subscribing to our Unlimited package. Build your knowledge with top universities and organisations.