EXCHANGES ON BABY DOE STUDY GUIDES

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EXCHANGES ON BABY DOE STUDY GUIDES JIM STONE: 1. What does Stone see as a moral blunder Singer and Kuhse commit? Baby doe had a malformed esophagus. Surgery had a 90% success  rate but parents vetoed treatment due to Baby doe’s retardation state. 2. Does Stone see a point at which his criticisms do not apply? “All human life is of equal worth”  Line of criticism is irrelevant when taken as an objection to these  guidelines 3. What line does he draw for a life worth protecting? 4. What standing does he give to parents when it comes to deciding? 5. For Stone the Guidelines then being considered did not compel medical  personnel to do what?   "does not compel medical personnel to attempt to perform impossible  or futile acts or therapies." 6. What difficult treatment decisions needed to be distinguished? 7. Stone argues “one can support the guidelines even if one believes that  some human lives are more valuable than others.”  How does he do this? it is only required that one believe that  some  handicapped children's  lives (e.g., those who will be self-aware) are of equal worth or at least  of sufficient worth to deserve protection. Then one must find a policy  that protects those who are worth protecting and has minimum impact  elsewhere, except where it is necessary to safeguard those we wish to 
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2010 for the course SOC Sociology taught by Professor Sheldonekland-olson during the Fall '09 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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