Academic Papers on Medical Ethics

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This 9 page paper provides an overview of cloning in general and then goes into political, moral and social implications of human cloning. Both sides are explored, but the paper supports the concept of human cloning. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

A 5 page paper examining the ethical questions posed by the controversial medical experimentation from 1890 to 1940 as chronicled in Subjected to Science: Human Experimentation in America Before the Second World War (1995) by Susan Lederer. Specifically considered is the evolving assertion it is more ethically acceptable to use animals as laboratory subjects ...

A 7 page review of the research conducted by Sherwood, Given, Given, et. al. published in a 2005 edition of "Oncology Nursing Forum". Bibliography lists 4 sources.

4 pages in length. The aura of professionalism includes a number of characteristics that one can reasonably expect to exist without question; those who adopt the power and influence inherent to psychiatry are particularly responsible for eschewing the temptation toward bias when it comes to making errors in judgment while interviewing an individual who ...

A 4 page discussion of the case outlined in an August 2003 article published in the Ethics Journal of the American Medical Society and titled "Faith-based Decisions: Parents Who Refuse Appropriate Care for Their Child". The case is commented on by three separate physicians, all of whom contend that a parent's right to chose their ...

This 5 page paper looks at both sides of the argument regarding the use of euthanasia. The paper argues that it may be seen as allowing an individual the right and dignity to both live and die as they wanted, but also recognises and argues that there are both religions and social aspects which may ...

This 12 page paper provides an overview of the 2000 case where it was decided that Mary and Jodie were to be separated in spite of the objections of their parents. The Human Rights Act of 1998 and the The Children's Act of 1989 are discussed in light of legal issues. Philosophical and ethical issues ...

Euthanasia in the UK

  • 7 page paper

This 7 page paper consider the legal and theoretical framework of euthanasia in the UK compared to the Netherlands. The writer takes into consideration the Human Rights Act 1998, and the cases of Tony Bland and Dian Petty. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

A 5 page emphasis of the importance of the Patient Self Determination Act in health services. The author reviews the case of Terry Schiavo to stress the importance of having one’s wishes regarded their health care clearly recorded in a legally valid document. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 5 page overview of the considerations entailed in the Patient Self Determination Act implemented in 1991. The author details the measures which have been taken in her employer’s hospital to meet the requirements of this Act then approaches the Act from a more personal level. In attempting to fill out the Durable ...

An 8 page overview of the history of the drug phenacetin. Describes the numerous potentially adverse and possibly even fatal aspects of the drug. Applauds the U.S. decision to outlaw it but questions the approval process which put it on the shelves in the first place. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

This 4 page paper takes a look at different advances to come about in the field. Ethics are examined. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 6 page discussion of a hospital’s obligation to conduct certain testing on a nineteen year old student who, although of legal age, was covered under her parent’s HMO. The HMO subsequently refused to pay the bill and the parents objected to the fact that the hospital failed to inform them that their daughter was ...

8 pages in length. The law found itself in a quagmire of unfamiliar territory throughout the twentieth century as man's progression as a species challenged many long-standing believes, assumptions and legal tenets. While legal interpretation depends upon those making such determinations, technology has presented some difficult cases before the court for which there ...

This 5 page report discusses informed consent as the mechanism through which people fully understand what is happening to them or their family members. It is used in reference to medical procedures, legal actions, and a variety of other areas in which one can claim that a patient or client was both informed of what was about to take place ...

Euthanasia Must be Legalized: This 6-page essay examines some of the moral and legal issues relevant to euthanasia. In addition, a case is mounted in support of its legalization. The question is not, “Why should voluntary euthanasia be permitted?” but rather, “Why should it be prohibited?” Bibliography lists 6 sources. SNEutnas.doc

Legal Memorandum

  • 4 page paper

This 4 page paper is a legal memorandum about a case of a woman who's family wants to maintain her life through the use of a feeding tube and her husband wants the feeding tube removed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Legal Issues In Nursing

  • 10 page paper

This 10 page paper looks at a the arguments presented in a legal brief asking the court to rule on the participation of nurses in a court ordered euthanasia by depriving the patient of food and water. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

In ten pages this persuasive essay discusses why euthanasia should be considered legal in most cases. Seven sources are listed in an annotated bibliography.

A 6 page paper that explores the ethics of biomedical research, focusing on the key element of voluntary informed consent. Discussed are recent adverse events that have occurred in gene therapy research and the amendments and additions to federal regulations resulting from these events. Also included is a brief discussion of the history ...

29 pages worth of in-depth essay responses to questions concerning medical ethics, AIDS, euthanasia, the Hippocratic Oath, and more. An EXCELLENT resource for pre-med and early med students. No Bibliography.

To See or Not To See

  • 5 page paper

This 5 page paper outlines Oliver Sack's essay "To See or Not To See," with a focus on the way he strips away a myth, namely that to regain your vision, when you have been blind for years, is to regain a capacity to understand what you see. Specifically, this essay considers whether the ...

A 7 page paper. This essay reports the classic and modern versions of the Hippocratic Oath and compares and contrasts them. The writer comments on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in terms of the Oath where three medical personnel were charged with murder. The rest of the essay discusses comments from Tooley, Finnis, and ...

This 4 page paper provides an overview of the issue of technological advancement and the prolonging of life from a positive financial perspective. This paper also responds to three questions on medical ethics. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 5 page overview of the problems being confronted with bird flu. The author reviews the social impacts of the H5N1 virus and comments on the ethics of vaccine production. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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