Ethics & Health Care

Case studies and online resources

Case Studies for Teaching
  • Death and Dying [2/2, p.2]
  • Unique Cell Lines (Jon Fiorella)
  • The Poisoning of Minamata
  • Genetic Screening: Can having children be immoral?
  • Futile Medicine: Can doctors ever refuse treatment?
  • breast cancer screening
  • personal privacy and medical databases

    A Sampling of Other Issues

  • Nazi medical experiments and Document F321 from the Nuremberg Council
  • The Tuskegee syphilis experiments
    ---with resonances in AIDS testing in Africa? (with further comments)
    ---also possible downstream effects on medical research
  • Human Radiation Experiments (U.S. Dept. of Energy) -- or peruse copy of the Final Report (1996)
  • xenotransplantation
  • special New Scientist report on cloning --
    ... and "Why Cloning Isn't as Scary as It Sounds"
  • issues in assisted reproduction
  • implications of the human genome project
  • risk assessment (low-level exposure)

  • Resources
  • Center for Bioethics (U. Penn.)****
  • medical ethics readings online
  • index of online resources

    Essays & Views

  • "Cloning and Ewe?"
  • More profiling principles of informed consent.

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