Histone C.

asked • 08/15/20

my question is about two kinds of ignorance in term of professional ethics

. A physician was negligent in that he was ignorant of a particular fact. He administered anesthesia to a woman and overlooked her medical chart that showed she had eaten an hour before. As a result, the woman was permanently incapacitated(disabled). In this case, the physician did not know something he should have known, causing harm to his patient.

There are two different kinds of negligence. One stems from ignorance of fact and the other from ignorance of principle. According to you which one applies in above example Discuss   

1 Expert Answer


Justin G. answered • 09/04/20

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BA in Philosophy with 5+ Years of Teaching Experience

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