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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Group 3 Summary CH.3

After getting in our discussion groups, we talked briefly about cultural differences. Is there a possibility that cultural differences would disappear and everyone would have very similar ideals when it comes to culture? this is a question that we discussed, we decided no. the only way that we decided that this would occur is if one group of people with the same ideals teamed up and pretty much killed everyone with different beliefs.
                                 What do you other groups think? do you think later in the future that people will slowly merge to the same traditions and ideals WHEN IT COMES TO CULTURE?

gender stereotypes  were next on our agenda. in which we decided that that it definitely exists. however, personally being a male (a white male at that) i believe it is sometimes difficult to realize these gender bias's if you will. i know another male in my group thought the same way. i don't her name but one girl in our class mentioned not noticing these, if she doesn't notice them i definitely don't think that i will. i know they exist but sometimes its hard to see them.
                            Another thought we pondered on is that as males (our whole group is male) we our raised or at least most of us to protect women and take care of them. example : if there is a room with chairs and i have a seat and there is a female in the room that doesn't i will get up and offer her my seat. now i was raised to do this out of respect, and i know there is a difference between being nice and respectful and gender stereotypes. my question is.....do you think there is any correlation between how men are raised by past generation and...how men have stereotypes of women and not realize it??????? another thought i had was if these stereotypes didn't exists at all then we would be completely equal, which i know is sort of the goal,but.....i don't know sometimes its hard for me to imagine that. i think men are better at certain tasks while women are better at others. i don't necessarily view this as a bad thing either, evolution has made us this way and it was for a reason. why cant we live in a world that embraces these differences and and look at stereotypes as a positive thing instead of a negative.
                  what do you guys think?

                   sorry if this post is hard to follow as i am new at blogging or writing where others can view what i write.


  1. FQ: What 2 major factors need to be considered when informing a patient about a treatment?
    A: Severity and Probability

    FQ: What is medical paternalism?
    A: The idea that the doctor always knows best, beyond what is known about the medical facts and consequences.

    DQ: If "Designer Babies" became common and parents were reproducing offspring with their desired traits for the child, how do you think it would affect the future of our society?

    This link talks about dignity and respect just as Campbell discussed in Chapter 4.

  2. I think that it would destroy our society. People with more money would have a better access to this kind of technology, leaving less fortunate behind.

    FQ: Name the features that represent a valid consent between a health care professional and a patient.
    (it must be informed, competent, and voluntary)

    FQ: (T/F) According to the book, confidentiality should not be breached when there is a clear threat to a specific individual.

    FQ: Thomas Aquinas opposed the departure from ''natural procreation'' based on what principle?
    ( The idea of Natural Law)

    DQ: Do you agree with applying pharmacological constraints on chronic patient that are ''hard to deal with''?

    Here is a link that somewhat clears up the controversies about the time when the fetus develops emotions and pain.

  3. We'll correct for gender imbalances a bit when we start "floating." Maybe we should start that today.

  4. As far as stereotypes go, they're never a good thing. To generalize an entire group of people is almost always flawed (excluding obvious things like "All women that are alive breathe" and other such analytic/general scientific statements). The goal is NOT to be entirely equal in a sense that we all do the same things and are completely capable of everything equally. The goal is to stop people from immediately assuming that women have certain characteristics simply because they're female (and vice versa for men). To use your example, when a man offers (NOT insists, that's demanding and domineering) his seat for a woman simply because she's a woman is all well and good, but some women may prefer to stand/there may be a man who is far less comfortable standing that deserves the seat. The goal is to get people to open their eyes and realize that, while there are clear differences between what it's like to be a woman and what it's like to be a man, there's an intricate network of unique characteristics for every individual. These characteristics and stereotypes spread across more than gender. I.E., class and race issues. I, being a white woman, have no idea what it's like to be a black woman. Further, being middle class, I have no idea what it's like to be an upper class woman. In the same breath, being a white male excludes you from totally understanding what it's like to be an Asian man, and so on. This isn't even including being "Americans" versus other nationalities. It's very complex, and in no way should any feminist try to take away the subjective and intricate qualities of every individual. The goal is to get us to stop trying to lump people together based on any one characteristic (woman, white, rich, man, black, etc.). We're all incredibly different. That's what deserves respect...