Medical Deontology and Prevention of the Iatrogenic Diseases
Keywords:Deontology, Iatrogenic Diseases
Main goals of medical deontology principles promote respect and dignity of the patients. These principles are useful in medical practice, which gives beneficence to patients, and together with other ethical principles (non-maleficence and justice, respect for patients' autonomy) are factors in the distribution of successful healthcare practices. Iatrogenic diseases are different enough. They may be revealed after ethical infringement, as well as due to diagnostic, therapeutic, surgical and other types of improper or excessive intervention. Iatrogenic diseases can become the causative factor for patients' morbidity, prolonged hospitalization and increased mortality rate. Prevention of iatrogenic diseases is one of the major priorities of healthcare system which implies "first do no harm" principle.
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