Ethical issues take place when there appears to be several options available for an issue at hand
and each option seems to be both right and wrong for dissimilar reasons. The case described in
the assignment about the woman who is a victim of spousal abus
Doctors, Patients, and
What is Ethics?
Ethical theories are conceptual frameworks used
to evaluate the thoughts, intentions, actions,
viewpoints, lifestyles, et cetera of humans (and,
perhaps, other moral agents as well).
A Brave New World
Recent developments in genetic
engineering, pharmaceuticals, and other
biotechnologies are making possible things
that were previously the domain of science
We are developing the capacities to screen
For the Glory of Science!
Historically, the ethical conventions
surrounding biomedical research have
Researchers mostly acted at their own
discretion, with little oversight or
In turn, research practices tha
What is Justice?
Justice can mean different things
depending on context.
It can refer to justice of desert of giving
unto other that which they deserve. This
can include punishing wrongdoing as well
as rewarding praiseworthy behaviour.
The term is
Assisted Suicide and
Killing vs. Letting Die
An old problem in ethical philosophy
concerns the distinction (if there is a
distinction) between actively killing a
person and merely letting a person die
(who would have died anyway).
It is unclear