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Medical ethics: Three scenarios Mabel, Jack and Rupert.

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Medical ethics: Three scenarios Mabel, Jack and Rupert. Scenario one: Mabel Mabel situation brings up ethical arguments regarding abortion, sanctity of life and quality of life, ensoulment and woman's rights. From the perspective of Mabel the first thing she should consider is the quality of life that she would have if she kept the baby. It would also continue the trauma for the mother but also her existing her family. Further more it might be argued that any child of rape might also suffer trauma learning of their violent origins. By doing this Mabel would have to firstly consider her own personal desires in whether she wants to keep a baby at such a young age in those situations. But from making an allowance for her unborn baby she should determine whether the baby's life would be worthwhile. She should also use her own preferences in deciding weighing up the pain and pleasure giving from having a baby or the preferences to allow the baby to live. Her autonomy, which is the value, that comes from the ability to determine ones own future. From the medical ethics view Mabel should not allow her family of friends to make the decision for her as the baby life is in her hands. The baby is unable to determine its own future therefore this decision relies on the mother. ...read more.

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Implantation is the moment when the cluster of cells travel down the fallopian tubes to implant the womb. Pre-embryo occurs when the individual emerges when the cells split and monozgotic twins emerge. The next stage is when the brain activity can be apparent. Viability is when the baby's heart begins to beat. The final perspective on when a person becomes part of a moral community is birth. To conclude I believe Mabel should have an abortion which is justified by the sanctity of life argument that I believe is most important in this situation. In 1938 when soldiers raped a young girl Dr Aleck Bourne gave the girl an abortion in order to safeguard her mental health. The primary consideration in Mabel case is the traumatic circumstances in which conception took place. In terms of violation or fights and reduction of autonomy would justify Mabel over having the rights over her own body. Scenario two: Jack Jack situation causes him to be in pain for 24 hours day 365 days a year for the rest of his life put simply his quality of life would be non-existent. He states that it is his desire and preference is death as his suffering has become unbearable and prolonged. But there are many different forms that euthanasia can take place in. ...read more.

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But what is better, letting someone suffer a prolonged and very painful life, or allowing him or her to die with dignity, in peace and without pain? To conclude Jack has asked to die with dignity, but he will spend the last moments of his life, in a way, which to him, is undignified. Having the right to control over their own life and death helps people keep human dignity in the face of their suffering. People should not be left lingering in pain. They should not have to suffer when death is inevitable. Scenario three: Rupert Rupert's scenario is essentially a utilitarian problem but from the perspective of medical ethics it becomes more complicated. Responsibility is major factor in this scene are you willing to be directly responsible for killing 300,000 people or indirectly killing 12 million people. Sanctity of life augments would consider any action were is killing someone is morally and medically wrong. This is because killing someone s against what is written in the bible, which is thalt, shall not kill. Taking of life is prohibited. Another strong sanctity of life argument is destiny. If God has a purpose for all human beings then he himself has decided to let this action take place and we should not intervene in Gods will and absolute power. Also God loves his people equally regardless of status of gender and age. Therefore killing a community to save another would be an in direct conflict of all life being sacred. ...read more.

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