Learning Exercise: Bioethics and Current Issues
|Title: 6. Bioethics and Current Issues|
You will use the electronic bulletin board for this assignment to select one ethical issue to discuss. The goal is to be able to identify and and justify the most socially and morally acceptable compromise for this issue. You will try out the ABCDE method of ethical decision-making that involves Argument, considering Both sides, Costs and benefits, making a Decision, and then Evaluating that decision.
Use the bulletin board to share idea as you explore the resources until you come to group consensus about which one
ethical issue the group would like to address. Then discuss the ABCDE's of that issue.
Please e-mail your instructor if you find links that should be added to these ethics resources. (email@example.com)
|Source Material Resources:|
Register for your free on-line subscription to the Scientist. Then look for the
Opinion article BREAKING DOWN CANCER on page 39 of the February 21,
2000 issue, OR use the search engine for a list of articles that
Given all the arguments, costs and benefits and final decision that developed through the bulletin board discussion on the one ethical issue selected, write a summary. Describe and justify the most socially and morally acceptable compromise. Consider each item in the ABCDE method of ethical decision-making according to Carol K. Johnansen and David E. Harris, Teaching the Ethics of Biology, The American Biology Teacher 62: 356-357, May, 2000.
MaSTERS, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
California State University, Fullerton
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Revised: June 30, 2000