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"Scifientic advances continue to raise ethical questions within the field of medicine, which can lead to conflict in society." Discuss this statement with reference to at least three contemporary examples.

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SANJEETA DHAP GENERAL STUDIES "SCIFIENTIC ADVANCES CONTINUE TO RAISE ETHICAL QUESTIONS WITHIN THE FIELD OF MEDICINE, WHICH CAN LEAD TO CONFLICT IN SOCIETY." DICUSS THIS STATEMENT WITH REFERNENCE TO AT LEAST THREE CONTEMPORARY EXAMPLES. PLAN Introduction - look at 3 different topics - abortion, cloning and euthanasia. Main - 1. Talk about abortion and what the medical ethics are attached to it. 2. Talk about euthanasia and what the ethical issues are 3. Talk about cloning Conclusion - that all of these issues all question medical ethics are there will never be a right or wrong answer it all depends on what each individual person thinks (relate to introduction) Bibliography - in final essay DRAFT ESSAY The task I have been set is to discuss the following statement "scifientic advances continue to raise ethical questions within the field of medicine, which can lead to conflict in society," and make reference to three issues which question medical ethics. The three examples I have chosen to relate to are abortion, Euthanasia and cloning. All of these carry different medical ethics for different reasons and situations. ...read more.


Abortion question medical ethics for many reasons. This is a debate, which never can be concluded as too many people think different things. Some people are against abortions for many reasons such as it is killing human life, and that it is wrong because of religious reasons. Some are for abortions for reasons such as that the woman may not be able to care and look after the baby or that the woman cannot does not want the baby. Another issue that questions medical ethics is Euthanasia. Euthanasia is the act or practice of killing hopelessly sick or injured individuals in a relatively painless way for reasons of mercy. There are different types of euthanasia there is voluntary euthanasia when the person who is killed has requested to be killed. There is also non-voluntary where the person who is killed made no request and gave no consent. Involuntary euthanasia when the person who is killed made an expressed wish to the contrary. There are two types of euthanasia and these are Euthanasia by action intentionally causing a person death by performing an action such as by giving a lethal injection. ...read more.


Such as abortion some people think it is wrong because it is killing human life and some think it is right because they may not be able to bring the child up and may not be ready to have the responsibility of having children. Euthanasia questions medical ethics because some people think it is right because the person may be suffering and some would say that it morally wrong because it is taking someone's life when they are not intended to die. Cloning also questions medical ethics because some people think it is unnatural and not how life should be created and some people think it is right because there may be shortage of life e.g. shortage in sheep. "Scifientic advances continue to raise ethical questions within the field of medicine, which can lead to conflict in society, this statement to some extent is true. The technology out now is moving so fast people do not know what to think so most people have mixed views so that none of the issues will be concluded. People have different opinions on each issue some may agree with abortion but not with cloning, every person has a different view on all the issues. ...read more.

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