Cooperative Beneficence and Professional Obligations

TitleCooperative Beneficence and Professional Obligations
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1994
AuthorsWeiner, RB
JournalProfessional Ethics: A Multidisciplinary Journal
Type of ArticleJournal Article
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number1063-6579
AbstractArticle tries to answer the question "is cooperative behavior to benefit others obligatory or supererogatory (i.e., Heroic)?" The author discusses the difference between obligatory and supererogatory behaviors, and explains why the principle of cooperative beneficence prescribes some cooperative behavior as obligatory. The second section of this paper discusses how principles of cooperative beneficence generates a variety of subprinciples for ethically evaluating a collective effort, such as a collective effort for universal health insurance. The final section argues that if this is true, then medical professional societies have a collective duty to support and work within they types of health-care reform proposals that the principle of cooperative beneficence would prescribe.
NotesCover Date: FALL-Winter 1994.Source Info: 3(3-4), 83-115. Language: English. Journal Announcement: 30-2. Subject: BEHAVIOR; COOPERATION; ETHICS; OBLIGATION; PROFESSIONALISM. Update Code: 20100311.
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