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Bioethics: Autonomy. For Me, On Behalf of Me.

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Bioethics, the term first coined by someone (who is a controversy) in 1971, includes four principles – respect for autonomy, nonmaleficence (do no harm), beneficence (for me, on behalf of me), and justice. Ken Goodman spoke about two of the four principles autonomy and beneficence. As with much when you start peeling back the layers, bioethics are not simple, not black and white, rather shades of grey.

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Building Capacity. Building Power. Citizen Power.

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Capacity for best health ebbs and flows. That’s life. Some call citizen capacity – “patient engagement.” But that’s too weak. Growing and sustaining citizen capacity is citizen power. Our personal and community health depends on it.
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