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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Alternative Quiz Questions: Ch. 4 Clinical Ethics

1. Campbell states that the "first consideration of a health professional must always be the best interests and welfare of the patient -". Why is this seemingly obvious statement even stressed? (80)

2. What is the overall result of long-term care of severely mentally or physically compromised patients who cannot care for themselves and make their own treatment decisions? (86)

3. What is considered the strongest reason for stressing the importance of confidentiality? (87)

4. An individual who HIV positive refuses to inform a sexual partner of their diagnosis. This is an example of a breach to what principle? (88)

5. What are some of the numerous conceptual difficulties mentioned by Campbell under the mentality that the entity created at conception is a person due to genetic uniqueness? (89)

6. Name at least one of the ethical concerns raised by the possibilities of creating a child mentioned by Campbell. (93- 94)

7. What is the relation between the term "natural" and the term "person" and how does this perhaps  contradict the teachings of the catholic church? (94-95)

8. What is the therapeutic potential of of Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer? (99)

9. What are the two concerns related to ethical issues revolving around individuals with mental illness? (101)

10. After accepting death as a _______________, and not merely as a __________________, the question of whether to withhold or withdraw treatment immediately arises. (105)

1 comment:

  1. 1. It is vital that treatment should be administered by someone who can be totally trusted.

    2. health professionals become reduced to being mere custodians of bodies which no longer have any value of themselves.

    3. health professionals have a duty to respect the patient's privacy and autonomy

    4. confidentiality should be breached when there is a clear threat to a specific individual

    5. the major loss of fertilized eggs at menstruation if they do not implant in the uterus, the splitting of some embryos to create identical twins, and the failure of some implanted embryos to develop human characteristics

    6. effect on family life; welfare of the child; and the prospect of designer babies.

    7.'natural' is a evaluative term, not a simple description just like the word 'person'.The Catholic Church are a departure from "natural procreation"

    8. it can reproduce stem cells which are wholly compatible with the patient, thus overcoming the problems of graft rejection that are common in transplantation medicine.

    9. the welfare of the patient and the safety of others.

    10. fulfilment of life; medical defeat