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Table 2 Mean weightings and standard deviations for the six medical ethical principles and self-report rankings of the most and least important principles

From: The four principles: Can they be measured and do they predict ethical decision making?

Medical Principle   Most Important Least Important
  X ̅ (SD) N % N %
Non-maleficence .25 (.12) 54 57.4 9 9.5
Justice .16 (.09) 47 50.0 10 10.6
Autonomy .16 (.10) 21 22.3 28 29.8
Beneficence .15 (.10) 23 24.4 33 35.1
Truth Telling .12 (.10) 16 17.0 46 48.9
Confidentiality .16 (.11) 15 15.9 58 51.1
  1. N = 92.