Research: Ethics and Ethical Dilemma

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Collaborative Learning Community: Analysis of an Ethical Dilemma

Collaborative Learning Community: Analysis of an Ethical Dilemma (Part 1)

1) In your CLC group, select one of the following three options and view the video related to your chosen topic (a description of each is provided along with a link to access the electronic media):

Dilemma 1: Embryo Harvesting and Freezing/Genetic Manipulation

http://abc.go.com/shows/private-practice/video-detail/private-practice-moments/scientific-procedure/pl_PL5521001/vd_VD55117847

or

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=7YbPej8db4M

A child is dying and the parents want to harvest the child’s eggs for the opportunity to conceive another child or treat any potential genetic anomalies. The parents believe this is a viable option to ensure a healthy child. Which physician is right in this situation? Is this consistent with scope of practice? Should the physician intervene?

Dilemma 2: Marketing of Medical / Pharmaceutical Products

http://planetgreen.discovery.com/videos/30-days-anti-aging.html. or

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81DmeC_EXKI&feature=related

While medical treatments and pharmaceuticals are common approaches to address a wide variety of conditions, there is growing concern from consumer groups and the medical community regarding current marketing practices which  result in overconsumption or no medical benefit. The medical industry however, argues that these technologies are revolutionary in relieving suffering.

Consider the ethical dilemmas of this case. What are the possible ethical dilemmas and implications? 

Dilemma 3: Voluntary/Assisted Euthanasia

Dax Case 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsxaaMbZMtA&feature=related

The Terry Schiavo Documentary
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cki55BM42kw
2) The quality of life for two individuals has been dramatically affected following...
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