Table 2

Mean weightings and standard deviations for the six medical ethical principles and self-report rankings of the most and least important principles
Medical Principle Most Important Least Important
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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

N = 92.

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