- Autonomy emphasizes the status of persons as autonomous moral agents whose rights to determine their destinies should always be respected.
- Beneficence refers to one’s duty to benefit or promote the good of others.
- Non-maleficence is abstaining from negative acts toward another; includes acting carefully to avoid harm.
- Justice: Principle based on the notion of a hypothetical social contract between free, equal, and rational persons. The concept of justice reflects a duty to treat all individuals equally and fairly.
- Veracity: Principle that refers to one’s duty to always be truthful and not intentionally deceive or mislead clients.