Teleological Ethics (philosophy)

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  • 1. 
    All of the following is about teleological theories except :
    • A. 

      Consequentialism is another name given to this type of theories

    • B. 

      One makes a choice for the most good and for the least amount of harm

    • C. 

      One has the duty or obligation to do the right thing, regardless of outcome

    • D. 

      An act is good if it results in the greatest benefit for the most people

  • 2. 
    Strengths of teleological theories:
    • A. 

      Can combine the strengths of both of the other theories

    • B. 

      Formed opinions about international rights, the United Nations’ Declaration of Human Rights

    • C. 

      Professional ethics originates with this conception of duty and obligation arising from the moral center of the profession itself, and not from public expectations

    • D. 

      It aims to measure outcomes

  • 3. 
    Teleology comes from the Greek for goal (telos) and theory (logos)
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Teleological theory has been criticized often for the fact that
    • A. 

      It is An act is moral if it could become a universal rule for society

    • B. 

      One cannot predict the outcome of actions in advance

    • C. 

      Help justify one’s personal actions and try to convince everyone, including oneself, that they are right

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is one of the weaknesses of Virtue Theories
    • A. 

      Cannot within itself provide for resolution of conflicts among two or more moral persons who profoundly disagree

    • B. 

      Cannot predict the outcome of actions in advance

    • C. 

      Does not provide sufficiently clear action guides

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    The virtues are habits formed by:
    • A. 

      One’s personality

    • B. 

      Parental and social training

    • C. 

      Professional or other standards suitable to one’s life choices and roles in society

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    Autonomy includes all of the following except:
    • A. 

      Informed consent

    • B. 

      Telling the truth

    • C. 

      Law respect

    • D. 

      Confidentiality

  • 8. 
    The patient must have his dignity maintained under the principle of:
    • A. 

      Autonomy

    • B. 

      Social-justice

    • C. 

      Beneficence

    • D. 

      Non-maleficence

  • 9. 
    The concept of _________ is also known as patient-physician privilege.
    • A. 

      Autonomy

    • B. 

      Confidentiality

    • C. 

      Non-maleficence

    • D. 

      Truthfulness

  • 10. 
    Confidentiality is based on:
    • A. 

      Loyalty

    • B. 

      Trust

    • C. 

      Respect

    • D. 

      A+b

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    Public interest can be involved in medical confidentiality.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Patients are not supposed to elect to make their own medical decisions.
    • A. 

      False

    • B. 

      True

  • 13. 
    The concept of justice means equal distribution of benefits.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Physicians are not necessarily expected to live up to the broad definition of beneficence.
    • A. 

      False

    • B. 

      True

  • 15. 
    Duty to tell the truth is a strength point for deontology.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False