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Medicine

By Zach
N
erison

American Medicine



…..is mostly Allopathic or better known as
modern medicine.



Allopathic medicine has a long list of ethical

Issue surrounding it.


Such as:



Euthanasia



genetic modification.

Euthanasia

Euthanasia: the ending of a persons life based on a very poor
state of ones health which has less than a 5% chance of
becoming healthy again
.

WHY?


It has been argued to retain the individuals dignity.



Relieve long term suffering .



Prevent ones family from inheriting heavy medical bills.









Criticism



Where does it end?




will it diminish how our culture values human life?




a doctors duty is to keep people alive, not end life.







Genetically modified babies



“A baby whose genetic makeup has been
artificially selected by genetic engineering
combined with in vitro fertilization to ensure
the presence or absence of particular genes or
characteristics.” oxford English dictionary


Still a future ambition, not yet in full scale
practice.


Benefits


There is one major benefit

It would allow parents to eliminate hereditary
disease which have been passed down from
generation to generation




Criticism


It will lead to parents enhancing there babies.



Some doctors believe that personality traits
will eventually be tampered with



Some fear the acceptation of this will have
negative and irreversible effects on society

|The Future|


Both of these ethical dilemmas are a result of
advanced technology.



Both seem to be on a “slippery slope”,
meaning they could very easily result in other
things.

Bibliography



http://healthlifeandstuff.com/2010/01/ethical
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issues
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in
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health
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medicine/


http://homepage.mac.com/j.monro/Euthanasia/Euthanasia.html


http://www.arhp.org/publications
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and
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resources/patient
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resources/printed
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materials/cloning


http://www.actionbioscience.org/biotech/agar.html



http://www.scienceclarified.com/scitech/Genetics/Genetics
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and
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the
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Definition
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of
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Human.html