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Sunday, February 1, 2015

1/29 Group 2 Discussion

Our group talked about the importance of feminism not just in medicine, but why its important to have equality between men, women and any other groups out there. Equality is very important to create equal and fair opportunities and treatment to everyone in society. More specifically in medicine, the feminist approach could give us doctors who show concern for a patient's situation mentally, physically and emotional. Physical health is not the only concern a doctor should be nudging to fix, as it is the entire health of a patient that matters. We also discussed the idea of gender roles possibly not disappearing from society as a whole. Sometimes double standards for the sexes won't go away, even when you're trying not to use them.


  1. It might not actually be that long before we see a large rise in the amount of female doctors in the United States.



    It doesn't necessarily fix any equality issues, but having more female doctors definitely doesn't hurt anyone.

  2. FQ's

    1. How does George Bernard Shaw describe the medical relationship in his play, The Doctor's Dilemma? (BB 79)
    Answer: Conspiracy against the laity

    2. What is medical paternalism? (BB 82)
    Answer: Doctor knows best

    3. What are the key values of valid consent? (BB 83)
    Answer: informed, competent, and voluntary

    4. What is nascent human life? (BB 90)
    Answer: embryo/fetus is likely seen as the beginning of one or more human lives

    5. What is the gradualist approach? (BB 90)
    Answer: fetus gains more moral significance as it gains more human characteristics

    6. What type of cells are valued in regenerative medicine? (BB 99)
    Answer: pluripotent stem cells

    7. The advance of _________________________ raises great prospects for effective therapies across an amazing range of medical conditions
    Answer: regenerative medicine

    8. What does euthanasia involve? (BB 103)
    Answer: Decisions deliberately to end a life


    1. What other concerns could be raised concerning clinical ethics?

  3. BB4
    FQ- What are the three types of consent? (Informed, competent, and voluntary)
    FQ- what are the three aspects of a clinical relationship? (Dignity and respect, best interest, and confidentiality)

    DQ- For patients with severe mental illnesses, is it possible to establish a a means of best interest equally between the patient and the doctor? Why or why not?
    DQ- Should voluntary euthanasia be legal in the US?
    DQ- is there a more sufficient way of meeting the demands of cadavers in medical school? Should cadavers even be allowed to be used in medical schools?

  4. I think the whole "feminism" approach to modern medicine isn't necessary. Of course, there have been (and still are) many unfair and wrong treatments against women in not only medicine but society as a whole. This is a serious issue that needs to be addressed. However, medicine shouldn't revolve around these gender issues or concerns. Medicine should stand alone as its own entity, a field of care that simply looks at how to care for a patient in the best possible way. More emphasis should be placed on doctor-patient interactions, and trying to settle issues that relate to patient care. While gender equality and equal rights is very important, I don't think it's wise to let those issues take the front stage in modern medicine and risk overshadowing the fundamental principles of patient care.

  5. FQ's on Clinical Ethics
    Within the context of morality in abortion, what does the text say 'person' represents? (BB 89)

    Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer is most commonly described as what? (BB 99)

    What major ethical issue was described as 'turning hope into hype'? (BB 100)