Scope of Beneficence in Health Care

  • Natalie Abrams
Part of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (PHME, volume 11)


This paper considers some of the implications of positing a duty of beneficence in the health care context, with particular emphasis on the scope or boudaries of such a duty. Part I discusses alternative sources or groundings for the duty of beneficence. Part II presents various definitions of beneficence and considers them in relation to the health care. Part III focuses more directly on the central issue, the general scope or limitations of the duty of beneficence in the health care context.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Natalie Abrams
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  1. 1.New York University School of MedicineNew YorkUSA

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