Chap_7-Volti

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Chapter 7 STS 101
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Medical Technology to the rescue? The past 300 years have seen dramatic improvements in health care However the positive impact of these advances has been comparatively small
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The reality Most of the gains in life span and quality of life have come from better: Nutrition Sanitation Personal hygiene Standards of living
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The effect of Medical Technology In the “old days”, we accepted sickness and death as fate or a sign of God’s will. We now know that it more an issue of technological advance And of course politics, economics and societal factors……………
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Who has benefitted the most?
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What about cost?
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How much can we afford? http://www.zerodisease .com/_sgt/f10000.htm http://www.commonwealthfund.org/publicatio ns/publications_show.htm?doc_id=449510
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Where is the money spent?
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Unformatted text preview: http://www.awaretechs.com/HCS1.html Ethics • What is the value of a human life? • Who decides who dies and lives? Genetics • Playing God ? 1997 CNN Poll http://www.cnn.com/TECH/9703/01/clone.poll/index.html Precautionary Principle • PP = Look before you leap • This could be applied to GMFs • Many European countries have banned GMFs due to concerns such as: • Hidden allergens. If an apple, for example, is embedded with part of the genetic code of a peanut, will eating that apple adversely affect people who are allergic to peanut? • “Genetic pollution" or cross-contamination. There is concern that pollen from genetically modified fields will eventually find its way to organic crops and wild plants creating new strains of plant life....
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This note was uploaded on 07/08/2009 for the course ENGL 101 taught by Professor Volti during the Spring '09 term at Clemson.

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Chap_7-Volti - http://www.awaretechs.com/HCS1.html Ethics...

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