Those who are against euthanasia often say that it can lead to the devaluation of human life, and to a slippery slope in which the old and disabled will be killed on the whims of healthy people. He also chain smokes and drinks up to ten Martinis a day. Why are these important to you? Can allowing surrogate mothers to be paid for their troubles allow poorer women to be oppressed? For responses, email me at. On one side is good aspects of company culture, while the other side is for the bad and ugly side. But it raises many issues. Should we have made our best guess at what Baby Theresa would have wanted had she been capable of autonomy? They help demonstrate to students that problems they may encounter in their professional work can be solved by skills acquired through studying ethics.
How much money should be spent to attempt to keep alive a 2 month-premature infant? Tell us about your discussion and we may publish your comments. Upon entering the room, you ask the boy to remove his shirt and you notice a pattern of very distinct bruises on the boy's torso. Should the community regulate contraception or is this for the individual to decide? Should they have the right to do so, or should the practice be banned? I am probably rambling by this point though. However, the government says she must receive the vaccine or face mandatory quarantine. B What about farmers who move into a region with marginal resources for supporting those farms, or others who set up a business in an area with already too much competition.
The second case involves the rights of a parent to care for her child in the manner that she sees fit. Do you support these companies as a consumer? The woman's condition has steadily declined. That night at dinner she told her parents about her dilemma. If not, why put in the rules? What would the cost be? Why should a physician have to be the one who does this? Fight the urge to accept the compliment wholeheartedly. The following are presented in no particular order—I haven't been able to think of a way of classifying them or attributing any sort of rank or hierarchy. Or should dialects be granted equal status? The woman is an erotic dancer; she worries that the surgery will leave a scar that will negatively affect her work; therefore, she refuses any surgical treatment.
Should the physicians have let him die? How should they be defended? I can't condone putting your name on the report, but the choice is yours. Is there an ethical difference between her dying in 6 hours and dying in a week? Would you tell them at all? These cases and questions are public domain, and can be re-used or modified for educational purposes. Should we have bilingual education? Every time you log onto the internet and visit an online retailer, news company, or social media site, companies gather information about you. One of the beauties of yard sales is such finds. Are there any times or circumstances where lying, stealing, adultery, or murder is justified? In what way do moral values exist? This case also lends itself well to having students practice the art of reflective listening and persuasive argument.
So, is genetic information privacy over? Worried, he calls in another physician for her opinion. Under California law she can normally refuse vaccines on religious or personal grounds. It is the complexity of the other side of individualism— other than taking care of oneself, what do we want our collective to do or refrain from doing? IntelligentDasein Paul Reginald Selkirk hope I got the spelling right wrote the following in another thread. Support for the Gifted: What obligations should the collective take on to foster talent, the gifted? Let your students respond freely as you write down their thoughts. Now married, the woman wishes to have a child with her husband. Claims that these records can be made secure are of dubious validity, even if they are naively sincere.
Although Editas wants to treat genetic disease the technique re-opens the debate on designer babies. Ethics is based around the idea that there should be standards of conduct for humans that are based on virtues, benefits to society, obligations, fairness and in terms of what is right. I hope it stimulates you to think of some issues I haven't listed. How heroic are we obligated to be in near-terminal conditions? With the possibility of such battles, do you think it is acceptable for parents to use a surrogate mother? What about for herpes or other venereal disease? Remember your honest answer and go to question 2. What topics do they most care about? Challenge them to respond thoughtfully, in full sentences, and then keep it flowing naturally with follow-up questions that intrigue or expand the topic.
Though he survived the treatment, he still argues that he should have been allowed to refuse it so that he could die. Is it unfair to move into better open seats at a sporting event or a concert? What obligations do we have to the environment? Most people find themselves concerned in what is the right thing to do, often. This discussion also took a superficial look at euthanasia. She was frustrated with the current system of highly competitive tests and grades determining so much of her future. What kinds of moral obligations do we have not to release people on parole who have shown themselves to be fully rehabilitated? Is it unethical to break a confidence if the behavior that is known involves something really destructive to the person or others—e.
Animal Rights What rights should animals have? The terrorist would have been contagious but would not have shown symptoms. As long as your George Clooney or Angelina Jolie musings are occasional, enjoy them. Should we support anyone who wants to be a parent in this activity? With that in mind, shouldn't it be the same in academia? Age Limits: What should be the proper age limits for driving, drinking, smoking, voting, going into the military, getting married without a parent's consent, having an abortion without a parent's consent, and other age-limitations. As long as your choice relates to the ethics of bioinformatics it should be acceptable. Suicide: How should the community relate to the problem of suicide? A selection of medical ethics cases designed to help determine whether medicine is the correct calling for pre-medical students. A What if people who go bankrupt have been foolish or high-handed, fraudulent or ethically lax, even though they've been legally just within the law.
Minor ethical lapses can have major impacts. You could also ask them similar questions related to their native languages. What do you think of this? Response To Bio-Terrorism The possibility of terrorists using biological weapons on the citizens of the United States has been a major topic in the press for the last several years. But if he is truly in need and you have the money, concern about his well-being should trump any fears you have about his paying you back. He's a vegetarian, doesn't smoke, drinks an occasional beer and hasn't had any extra-marital affairs.