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.
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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