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Exam 3 Answers - Kersten Zielinski Take Home Exam 3 PS 123...

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Kersten Zielinski Take Home Exam 3 PS 123 MW 11:30-12:50 December 12, 2007 Take Home Exam 3 1a) Drawing upon the film “Sixty Minutes Segment on Crack Addict Moms” , in a substantive paragraph discuss to what extent you would support (or oppose) the hospital’s policy requiring mandatory testing/treatment for these mothers. On moral ground, I would support the hospital’s policy. However, as much as I would like to see a decline in the number of babies born addicted to cocaine, the hospital’s policy does seem unconstitutional. Just because the mothers are crack addicts doesn’t mean that they aren’t entitled to the same rights as everyone else, like doctor-patient privilege. Cold-turkey withdrawal probably isn’t the best way to get help either, for mom or the baby, which is what they’re subjected to when they get locked up. Not only that, but once word gets around to the other expectant crack addicts that they’ll be forced to get treatment or go to jail, those mothers aren’t going to go to the hospital at all. By not going to the hospital, those mothers could be endangering theirs and their babies’ lives even more—the baby could be breached, the mother could have developed gestational diabetes, etc. The policy does more harm than good. 1b) Drawing upon the film “Vietnam Memorial” , in a substantive paragraph, describe two insights the film provides about the Vietnam War. It would be an understatement to say that the Vietnam was wasn’t America’s favorite. We learned that we should never again ask our men and women fight in a war that we don’t intend to win. When soldiers came home, they had to organize their own homecoming, and returned to find demonstrations of a divided nation. When soldiers returned, all they got was an honorable discharge, $60, and a razor. Many soldiers were dissatisfied with the fact that they risked their lives just to have the war be “over” in the blink of an eye. When the veterans marched in their work clothes during the homecoming parade instead of their dress uniforms, it symbolized the ongoing protest. The government was embarrassed and wanted to ignore the “rag tag” vets that the war produced—they were addicts and didn’t behave the “right way.” Veterans were also dying from agent- orange while the government was “playing political bullshit.” The exposure to agent-orange led to birth defects in he veterans’ children, leaving their wives fearful of having more children (one veteran had to pay over $150,000 for his child to live in NICU for four months). The war did seem to dissolve racial tensions between the vets. The veterans feel that they won the war, the politicians lost it because they turned their backs. 1d)
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