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Beneficence MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Beneficence
Tree Number(s)
K01.752.566.479.830.500
N05.350.958.500
Unique ID
D026686
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D026686
Scope Note
The state or quality of being kind, charitable, or beneficial. (from American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 4th ed). The ethical principle of BENEFICENCE requires producing net benefit over harm. (Bioethics Thesaurus)
Entry Term(s)
Benevolence
Nonmaleficence
Previous Indexing
Altruism (1974-2001)
See Also
Altruism
Paternalism
Public MeSH Note
2002; see ALTRUISM 1978-2001
History Note
2002; use ALTRUISM 1978-2001
Date Established
2002/01/01
Date of Entry
2001/07/25
Revision Date
2015/06/22

No Qualifiers
Beneficence Preferred
Nonmaleficence Related
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