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Surrogate Motherhood: Comparing Two Articles - “Time to Ban Surrogate Motherhood,” written by Lynda Hurst and “Surrogate Motherhood: Why it Should Be Permitted,” written by Allan C. Hutchinson, are persuasive texts where the authors’ attempts to influence the audience to agree with their side of the argument on surrogate motherhood. According to The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, surrogate motherhood is defined as, “a woman who bears a child for another person, often for pay, either through artificial insemination or by carrying until birth another woman's surgically implanted fertilized egg.” Since the persuasive works are published in different newspapers, one being The Toronto Star and the other being The Globe and Mail, the works are written for different target audiences....   [tags: Surrogate Motherhood, ] 1324 words
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Surrogate Motherhood - ... Legal counsel is recommended in order that all involved, to ensure that local laws are kept in compliance (Storey). There are already a significant amount of states that already demand contracts amongst both parties. Signing that contract gives the biological parents legal rights and custody to that child from the moment that it is born: Some states require a contract among all parties to the surrogacy birthing arrangement, and there are often requirements that the contract address certain issues....   [tags: Women's Health]
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surrogate mothers - A Surrogate Mother is defined as “an adult woman who enters into an agreement to bear a child conceived through assisted conception for intended parents.” The couple is usually referred to as intended parents who enter into an agreement providing that they will be the parents of a child born to a surrogate through assisted conception, using an egg or sperm of at least one parent. 1 RIGHT - Surrogate motherhood is a right entitled to those who are ready and able to take on the responsibility of parenthood....   [tags: essays research papers] 1132 words
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Surrogate Mothers - Surrogate Mothers The practice of bearing a child on behalf of another woman. This is surrogate motherhood. Is it considered immoral. By some, yes. In some countries it is banned—and in others it is promoted or up for consideration. In recent days, the issue of "right and wrong" has surfaced in the midst of this argument, sharing different meanings to the opposing sides. To some, it is right only for the woman who brings forth life to raise the child; for it is deemed that she is the only one fit to be the child's mother....   [tags: essays research papers] 755 words
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Surrogate Motherhood - Surrogate motherhood refers to that condition of a fertile (footnote) woman who has been contracted to become impregnated via reproductive technologies such as donor or artificial insemination. It is that condition wherein that fertile woman also has agreed to transfer her rights on the child to the biological parents after giving birth. This is bounded by a contract that was signed by the contracting parents and the surrogate. The reasons for this generally fall into two categories. Either the contracting couple is unable to produce a child or they would prefer to eliminate or enhance certain genetic traits....   [tags: essays research papers] 2526 words
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The Negatives of Surrogate Mothering - ... The potential chance of someone being unhappy in this situation is highly probable, but with the help of a mediator between the couple and the surrogate mother, communication is possible. Therefore, it is than easier, and more likely that the persons involved would be more inclined to have a better experience. With all things that pertain to children, and the rights of the parents is also such a huge factor, and when it comes to a surrogate mother, she would appear the most difficult job in the world....   [tags: Family and Genetics]
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Should Surrogate Motherhood be Allowed? - Surrogate Motherhood is when one women carries to term the fertilized egg of another woman. This procedure is chosen by married couples who can not conceive a child in the “natural way”. In some occasions the mother may be able to produce an egg, but has no womb or some other physical problem which prevents her from carrying a child. Whether or not the husband can produce a large amount of sperm is not a problem. Once the egg and sperm are combined in a petri dish fertilization is very likely to occur....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Surrogate Motherhood and Technology - Surrogate Motherhood and Technology Surrogacy: The Technology Reproductive technologies have a lot to do with the theology of the family. One aspect of reproductive technology deals with the issue of pregnancy for profit. This concept is known as surrogacy, and it is used for procreation. Ten to fifteen percent of married couples are unable to have children of their own.1 A surrogate mother is a woman who carries the child, usually for an infertile couple. Surrogacy has been around for a long time; it dates back to biblical times....   [tags: Pregnancy Reproduction Essays]
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The Surrogate Mother - Womb For Rent - The Surrogate Mother - Womb For Rent        In 2000 the United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA) defined reproductive rights as "the basic rights of couples and individuals to decide freely and responsibly the number, spacing and timing of their children; to have the information and means to do so; and to have the right to make decisions concerning reproduction, free of discrimination, coercion or violence."[1] Traditionally society defines reproductive rights in the context of one's being able to make decisions about his or her own reproduction; other individuals, unrelated to that person, were not considered as being involved in the decision....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Surrogate Mothers in Jane Austen - Surrogate Mothers in Jane Austen Jane Austen created families of varying levels of dysfunction so effectively, that even young readers of today can relate to the story. In some, the mother was either deceased, not present, or just not the right person for the daughter to rely on. For example, Fanny, Emma, Elizabeth and Elinor all struggle because the very people who are supposed to be looking out for them prove to be completely unhelpful. These heroines may not be able to rely on their actual Mother (or Father) but there often are parental figures that they can turn to....   [tags: Mother Mothers Jane Austen Essays] 2118 words
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Surrogate Mothers Must Not be Allowed to Profit - Surrogate Mothers Must Not be Allowed to Profit       Infertility affects an estimated 6.1 million people in the United States, or 10% of the reproductive age population (1). For many couples, infertility carries a stigma with serious personal and social ramifications. Infertile couples face social rejection by friends and family with children and must also come to terms with the loss of lifelong dreams of rearing children. The psychological trauma associated with infertility has created a great demand for a solution, and the medical industry has responded with eagerness....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Issues Related to Surrogacy - Issues Related to Surrogacy The general notions with regards to the possibility of surrogacy seem to have old origins.(LT) The history of Surrogacy goes way back to the beginning of time; in the Holy Bible and in Roman history. Surrogacy has been a controversial medical process that has faced authorized issues since its arrival. Because surrogacy is used to help an infertile couple have a child, many people are overlooking the fact that there are risks and difficult choices to go along with this issue....   [tags: Surrogate, Child Bearing] 1217 words
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Surrogacy - Surrogacy In this paper, I argue that if the debate about the morality of surrogacy is couched in terms of respect due to other human beings and the paramount importance of their intimate relationships with one another, then it may be shown that most ordinary instances of surrogacy are morally wrong. Human flourishing cannot be separated from one’s relationships with others and any circumstance which is destructive of such relationships must be considered immoral. The surrogate, unless she is treated as an object or merely as a means to an end, is intimately involved in the relationships between the child and its putative parents and important relationships become ambiguous and so harmed....   [tags: Surrogate Infertile Pregnancy Papers] 4193 words
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Surrogates - The year is 2017 and a new technology has changed the way humans live their lives. Most people now spend their lives at home, going about their business as usual, using remote-controlled robotic bodies called surrogates. Commonly designed to resemble idealized versions of their operators, these surrogates have superhuman strength and agility and allow their operators freedom from pain and damage while they remain safely at home in their operator's chairs. The leading manufacturer of surrogates is a company called VSI or Virtual Self Industries....   [tags: Film Review] 1235 words
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It Takes Three: Gestational Surrogacy - ... The contract will usually outline the responsibilities and right of both the surrogate and the intended parents. The contract must also include psychological and medical screening, a selective reproduction policy, medical insurance, compensation and parental rights. Surrogacy laws are not always clear in the United States as laws vary from state to state. While some states have no laws concerning surrogacy contracts or recognize them as unenforceable, other states have laws against same-sex couples using a surrogate and specify that only a married couple consisting of a man and a woman can be intended parents in a surrogacy arrangement....   [tags: Family Issues]
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Bid Cost Minimization - ... There have been several attempts to compare bid- versus payment- cost minimization mechanisms (e.g., [1], [9]). The purpose of this paper, however, is not to discuss advantages and disadvantages of the PCM mechanism compared to the existing settlement mechanisms, but rather to develop a new convergent surrogate subgradient method for solving mixed-integer problems (MIPs), prove its convergence without invoking the optimal dual value and apply this approach to solving the PCM problem in the dual space....   [tags: Business, Costs] 1104 words
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The Principle of Substituted Judgment - The Principle of Substituted Judgment Traditionally, the physician was expected to use all of their talents and training in an effort to save the life of their patient, no matter the odds. More recently, the physician’s role has been redefined to preserve the autonomy of the patient. Now physicians must give life saving care only in so far and to the degree desirous of the competent patient. Until this century, it was rare that brain-dead patients could be kept alive for long periods of time....   [tags: Medical Ethics Physician Assisted Suicide Essays]
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Surrogacy - Surrogacy In today's society, couples with breeding problems and homosexual couples have been increasing. There are a lot of reason which causes them not to be able to breed any child. There can by body problems, or other problems. Those couples will feel lonely and isolated, it will make them envy other parents who have a group of children. There are many alternatives that would allow these couples to have a child. There is Adoption, Fostering, etc. But the main particular method this essay is chosen to discuss is Surrogacy....   [tags: social issues] 559 words
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Harry Harlow’s Research on Maternal Comfort and Rhesus Monkeys - Harry Harlow’s thorough research on the connection between maternal comfort and rhesus monkeys provides information and knowledge to the reader as an insight into our social and emotional development. In this article, Harlow uses experimental observation of mental and emotional associations of the affectionate ties between the child and the mother. As Harlow says, this is “an instinct incapable of analysis”. Many debates are still circulating concerning research among psychologists, sociologists, and anthropologists....   [tags: Harry Harlow, maternal comfort, psychology, ] 909 words
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IVF Surrogacy - IVF Surrogacy Section 3, of the Surrogate Parenthood Act QLD (1988) states that all forms of surrogacy, altruistic or commercial, are illegal in Queensland as is advertising for both the need of a surrogate and wanting to become one. (http://www.legislation.qld.gov.au) This report will take the view that IVF surrogacy should be legalised in Queensland or made negotiable for couples in certain situations. IVF surrogacy is when, the embryo created using the sperm and ovum of a couple is implanted in the uterus of the surrogate mother, this method is relatively new and is technically possible through the in virto fertilisation program and in this case the baby is of no relation to the surrogate....   [tags: Papers] 1713 words
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Ethical and Professional Implications - Ethical and Professional Implications The autonomy of a competent patient is an issue not often debated in medical ethics. Refusal of unwanted treatment is a basic right, likened to the common law of battery, available to all people capable of a competent choice. These fundamental rules of medical ethics entered a completely new forum as medical technology developed highly effective life-sustaining care during the 20th century. Several watershed cases elucidated these emerging issues in the 1960’s and 70’s, none more effectively than that of Karen Ann Quinlan....   [tags: Physician Assisted Suicide Medical Ethics Essays]
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Israel and US Foreign Policy - ... But the US reaction in both cases was only post factum. Washington overlooked the Israeli violation to the regional stability and put no pressure on the Israelis to withdraw from the territories they had occupied. The United States did provide increased arms supplies while doing relatively little to encourage Israeli concessions in the various peace talks that occurred during this period. Similarly, the US was expected to intervene in a decisive way to prevent Israel from proceeding in its WMD plans, but it did not....   [tags: Foreign Relations] 1247 words
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Comparing In Our World and the World of The Giver - Parallels In Our World and the World of The Giver     The story in The Giver by Lois Lowry takes place in a community that is not normal. People cannot see color, it is an offense for somebody to touch others, and the community assigns people jobs and children. This unnamed community shown through Jonas’ eye, the main character in this novel, is a perfect society. There is no war, crime, and hunger. Most readers might take it for granted that the community in The Giver differs from the real society....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays] 800 words
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The Case of Nancy Cruzan - The Case of Nancy Cruzan Importance The case of Nancy Cruzan has become one of the landmark cases for withdrawal of artificial nutrition and hydration because of important ethical issues the case brings to light. At the time of the case, the United States Supreme Court had already established the right of an individual to refuse medical treatment. This issue therefore is not novel to the Cruzan case. Furthermore, there was not any controversy over who was the appropriate decision maker for Nancy Cruzan....   [tags: Ethics Medical Medicine Essays] 1129 words
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Code of Ethics - A code of ethics is a set of written principles regarding conduct and behavior created by the organization to serve as a guide. The purpose of ethical codes is to give its employees, management, and any interested party a reference point that adheres to company policy, standards, and ethical beliefs. The code is made visible to the public to ensure professional integrity, quality, and to prevent misguided conduct. Regardless of the organization or governing body a code serves as a go-to guide because ethical issues can stem from anywhere at any given time....   [tags: Ethics] 1715 words
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Human Cadaver Research Promotes Happiness - ... I believe that “as long as you have informed consent” (Roach 356) from the donor then it means that they are okay with the procedures that will happen to their deceased body after it is donated. When donating a cadaver, there are various projects the body could undergo. As a surrogate, Mary Roach bypasses the super-replicators about cadaver research and focuses on the positives about cadaver research. Super-replicating beliefs are ideas passed to new generations through surrogates. Surrogates are individuals who have faced a similar situation in which they pass the super-replicating beliefs to....   [tags: Scientific Research ]
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Sense and Domain for Father - Saeed defines sense as “the semantic links between elements within the vocabulary system is an aspect of their sense, or meaning.” In dictionary, father is defined as “a male parent in relation to his natural child or children.” This meaning is derived from the (nuclear) family view of parent and children relation. Then, what is a family. According to dictionary, family means “a group consisting of parents and children living together in a household.” In this sense, father is a important participant in the parents and the family domain....   [tags: Language] 829 words
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Improving Relationships Between Fathers and Their Children - Our future is our children. Coaches, teachers, pastor, uncles, cousins are all considered mentors when they spend quality time around young children. I have always heard of the surrogate mother, but never the surrogate father. We need to take a look at how we can improve the relationships between fathers and their involvement in the education institutions of America. Some of the mentors mentioned above should be able to pass on knowledge of being a young man in today’s society. Well there is a reason for this pecking order and this important figure not being mentioned....   [tags: Child Development] 1083 words
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Self-Efficacy in Nursing - ... Self-efficacy versus confidence. Albert Bandura argues, “the construct of self-efficacy differs from the colloquial term "confidence." Confidence is a nonspecific term that refers to strength of belief but does not necessarily specify what the certainty is about. Perceived self-efficacy refers to belief in one's agentive capabilities that one can produce given levels of attainment. A self-efficacy belief, therefore, includes both an affirmation of a capability level and the strength of that belief....   [tags: Nursing ]
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Nursing Code of Ethics - ... This sense of responsibility to fidelity means to be trustful and keep a promise. Therefore, when taking care of a patient who is in a lot of pain and ask the nurse for his pain medication then the nurse promises to the patient that he or she will be back with his ordered medication within five minutes, then as a nurse duty he or she has to come back to the patient’s room within those five minutes, because he or she made the promise. It is an ethical principle that relates to fair treatment in light to what is owed to the patient....   [tags: Medical Ethics ]
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Assisted Reproductive Technology - Assisted Reproductive Technology In the United States in the year 2001, 40687 babies were born as a result of 107587 assisted reproductive technology (ART) procedures (Wright, et.al, 2004). It has been estimated that one in six couples in the United States experiences some difficulty conceiving a child, and that 8.5% of married couples (2.3 million couples) in the U.S. are, in fact, infertile (Kilner, et.al, 2000; Wekesser, et.al, 1996). Assisted reproductive technology is becoming more widely available and efficient....   [tags: Science Reproduction Pregnancy Papers]
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Ian Wilmut and the Cloning of Dolly - Ian Wilmut and the Cloning of Dolly Definitions of creativity vary based on different people’s interpretations, yet most people agree that creative individuals produce new ideas that can completely change or invent a domain. According to Howard Gardner, creativity is not limited to a single domain, but is unique for all seven domains. Creativity is based on three core elements: the relationship between the child and the master, the relationship between an individual and the work in which he/she is engaged, and the relationship between the individual and others, such as family and friends (Gardner, 9)....   [tags: Science Genetics Papers]
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Are Animals Worth It? - Are Animals Worth It. Thirty years ago, congress passed a law to protect animals that are at risk of becoming extinct. The Endangered Species Act of 1973 outlined the responsibilities of the government and citizens concerning these animals. It requires that every five years, species are evaluated, and it is decided whether they are okay, endangered, whose population is so low that it is in danger of becoming extinct, or threatened, who are not in as much danger, but whose population is small enough for concern....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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What makes anyone a legal parent? - What makes anyone a legal parent. How easy is it for the courts to decide who should be the legal parent of a child. With the advances in assisted reproduction technology (ART), such as surrogacy and in vitro fertilization (IVF), more people both inside and outside the traditional relationships of a biological mother and father have a chance to have a child. These families consist of single parents and also same sex couples. With same sex relationships, a third party has to be involved, which could be either a surrogate mother or a male donor....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Attachment - Attachment is defined as “a strong affectional bond with special others that endures over time.” (Huffman, 2009) The attachment bonds between mother and child have been researched extensively; however, infants can also form bonds with fathers, grandparents, or other caregivers. There are three levels of attachment discovered by developmental psychologist Mary Ainsworth. The first of these is securely attached, where the child seeks contact with the mother, shows mild distress when separated, but is happy again when reunited....   [tags: Psychology] 456 words
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Abortion is Legal Murder - Every day, over 4,000 unborn babies are killed in the United States because of abortion. It has also been scientifically proven that a fetus had a heartbeat earlier than 22 days of conception. And yet people say that the baby in not living, simply because it is unborn. How can something with a heartbeat not be alive. Some people might say that it depends on the situation. What possible situation would make it ok of someone to simply kill her baby. The baby had never done anything wrong, and yet it is still legal to erase its existence....   [tags: Pregnancy] 487 words
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Euthanasia and Doctor-Assisted Suicide - The Will to Live - Euthanasia and the Will to Live   The denial of food and fluids to Terri Schindler-Schiavo, the 36 year old Florida woman in a vegetative state since a heart attack, has caused Americans to ponder the fact that any one of them could be in this woman's place for a variety of reasons, like an auto accident, fall, mishap, etc. And most Americans don't want to be treated by their family as Terri is being treated by her husband - being denied food and fluids in order to hasten death.   It is appropriate to be appalled, but no one should be shocked....   [tags: Euthanasia Physician Assisted Suicide] 596 words
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Assisted Reproductive Technology - Assisted Reproductive Technology The act of reproduction is vital in sustaining the existence of any living creature. In fact, anthropologist Dr. Helen Fisher cites in her book Anatomy of Love that "the most essential thing the human animal does is reproduce" (Rutter, 1996). It is survival of the species: reproduce or die out. In the human race, it is not a problem of extinction, but of conforming to social expectations. Fisher notes that men feel the pressure to "plant the seed" and women feel that motherhood is the sole factor of "femaleness", while others feel that it is just an issue of humanity's need to control nature (Rutter, 1996)....   [tags: Infertility Medicine Papers]
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White Resistance to Somewhere in the Darkness - White Resistance to Somewhere in the Darkness    I feel compelled to revisit the one novel we have read that created the most resistance in me and would quite possibly do so in a significant population of white readers: Walter Dean Myers' Somewhere in the Darkness.  That the book is well written or valuable to readers is irrelevant here -- I enthusiastically grant both.  Of greater concern in this discussion is the notion of resistance to the book that could easily be encountered with a particular population of suburban, white readers, namely those who would seem to have the most in common with Jimmy and who, paradoxically, would most likely resist the book....   [tags: Somewhere in the Darkness Essays]
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The Problems of Cloning - The Problems of Cloning Since March 1997, the birth of a cloned sheep, named Dolly, has caused a great sensation around the world. Though it was not the first time that the experiment using cloning succeeded, the reason why Dolly shocked the world was that she was the first clone from a cell of an adult mammal, something previously thought to be impossible. This meant that the possibility of cloning human beings was increased. For fear of realizing human cloning, a lot of countries have taken necessary measures to regulate the study of it....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 1386 words
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Human Cloning Goes Global - Human Cloning Goes Global        The specter of human cloning raises "Brave New World" questions regarding the legal status of the cloned person who has no parents, guardians or advocates. Does a cloned human being have equal rights to the protections listed in various United Nations documents, beginning with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Can biotechnology firms claim genetically modified (GM) human embryos as intellectual property rights. Corporations already own patents on GM foods and seeds....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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The Handmaid's Tale and Family Values - The Handmaid's Tale and Family Values In the olden days, religion and politics went hand in hand. The church either ran the land or had a strangle hold on the people. If the church thought there was one way to do something, one had to do as the church requested or suffer great penalty. To go against the church was to go against God, and that meant death. The king was supposed to be chosen by God to rule the people in the way he commanded. The king was the closest thing to God on earth....   [tags: Handmaid's Tale Essays] 1273 words
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The Baby Fae Case - The Baby Fae Case The issues surrounding the Baby Fae case raised some important questions concerning medical ethics. Questions were raised regarding human experimentation (especially experimentation in children), risk/benefit ratio, the quality of informed consent, and surrogate decision-making. Primarily, this case showed that new guidelines were needed to regulate radical procedures that offer little hope and high notoriety and recognition of the physician performing them. Dr. Bailey had been doing extensive research for years on xenografts, or cross-species transplantations, yet none of his animal recipients had survived over 6 months.16 His research was neither governmentally funded nor available for peer-review, and Dr....   [tags: Health Medical Ethics Essays] 1401 words
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Legal Implications - Legal Implications “The social commitment of the physician is to sustain life and relieve suffering. Where the performance of one duty conflicts with the other, the preferences of the patient should prevail” (AMA). The case of Karen Quinlan extrapolated beyond the trivial cases of patient autonomy, in which the patient’s wishes are known or well communicated, and introduced us to a realm of patient autonomy that, at the time, had not been thoroughly explored. Although it was alleged that Karen had “on at least three occasions made statements that if she were in a hopeless medical condition she would not want her life prolonged by…extraordinary medical measures,” no concrete proof of these statements or wishes existed (Armstrong)....   [tags: Physician Assisted Suicide Medical Ethics Essays]
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cloning - Since March 1997, the birth of a cloned sheep, named Dolly, has caused a great sensation around the world. The reason why Dolly shocked the world was that she was the first clone from a cell of an adult mammal: something scientists thought to be impossible. The cloning of a mammal cell meant that the possibility of cloning a human beings was increased. For fear human cloning, a lot of countries have taken necessary measures to regulate the study of it. We should ban human cloning because it has the possibility to reduce the value of human life: taking away individuality in our society....   [tags: essays research papers] 1022 words
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Euthanasia - EUTHANASIA Euthanasia is the practice of ending the life of a person or being because they are perceived as living an intolerable life, in a painless or minimally painful way either by lethal injection, drug overdose, or by the withdrawal of life support. Euthanasia is a controversial issue because of conflicting religious and humanist views. Voluntary euthanasia occurs with the fully informed request of a decision from a competent adult patient or that of their surrogate. Nonvoluntary euthanasia occurs without the fully informed consent and fully informed request of a decision-competent adult patient or that of their surrogate....   [tags: Mercy Killing] 748 words
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Alzheimer's Disease and research -Ethical issues - ... Nevertheless, the main ethical dilemma lies in studies that require the participation of incapacitated AD adults. It is well established that during the late stages of AD, dementia is an inevitable symptom of the disease. By law, “If the person concerned is incapable of giving[…] his consent to care, a person authorized by law or by mandate given in anticipation of his incapacity may do so in his place.”(Civil Code of Quebec, Article 11) The task of deciding in the place of another individual can be quite overwhelming....   [tags: Health, Diseases] 1891 words
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Ian Wilmut and Cloning - Ian Wilmut and Cloning Before Dolly the cloned sheep made news headlines, the same researchers had only the year before raised seven other sheep from oocytes whose nuclei had been replaced with nuclei from either fetal or embryonic tissue.1 This created a minor stir as this is the "first report to [their] knowledge, of live mammalian offspring following nuclear transfer from an established cell line."1 The implications of this is that they have provided techniques to analyze and modify gene functions in sheep (By providing clones of the same sheep).1 The key to their success is the "serum starvation" that the donor cell undergoes, to force the donor cell into a 'quiescent' state, so that it is not replicating its DNA or dividing....   [tags: Genetic Engineering Essays]
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Religious Attitudes Toward Fertility - Religious Attitudes Toward Fertility Religious attitudes towards fertility treatments can determine whether a couple can have children. Different faiths have different attitudes towards these treatments. Within the Christian faith, there are two very different views on this matter. Roman Catholics believe that there are none of these treatments that should be used because they think that life is a gift from god, and we must not tamper with life. They think that no one has the right to have children, and children are not ‘merchandise’....   [tags: Papers] 511 words
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Euthanasia – Not Only at Patient's Request - Euthanasia – Not Only at Patient's Request      No indeed, euthanasia and assisted suicide would not only be at a patient's request. This false presumption has been disproven time and again by the practical working-out of euthanasia and assisted suicide in locales where it has been legalized. And yes, there are complications, which are not given great media exposure, but which appear in journals devoted to this debate. It is the intention of this essay to correct these false notions - with copious professional documentation....   [tags: Euthanasia Physician Assisted Suicide]
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Ethics and Human Nature in Human Cloning - Ethics and Human Nature in Human Cloning Missing Works Cited “We, the undersigned, welcome announcements of major advances in the cloning of higher animals. Throughout this century, the physical, biological, and behavioral sciences have placed important new capabilities within human reach. On balance, these advances have contributed to enormous improvements in human welfare. Where novel technologies have raised legitimate ethical questions, the human community has in general demonstrated its willingness to confront those questions openly and to seek answers that enhance the general welfare.” (Declaration) This is an excerpt taken from the Declaration in Defense of Cloning and the Integrity of Scientific Research....   [tags: Papers] 1211 words
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