Beneficence vs. Nonmaleficence

by Cathy Parkes July 04, 2022 Updated: February 16, 2024

Beneficence is the ethical principle of promoting good, while nonmaleficence is to avoid causing harm.

Beneficence is the ethical principle of promoting good, while nonmaleficence is to avoid causing harm.

Taking a patient outside for fresh air is an example of beneficence, while performing multiple checks to avoid a medication error is an example of nonmaleficence.


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