Presentation on theme: "Medicine By Zach Nerison. American Medicine …..is mostly Allopathic or better known as modern medicine. Allopathic medicine has a long list of ethical."— Presentation transcript:
American Medicine …..is mostly Allopathic or better known as modern medicine. Allopathic medicine has a long list of ethical Issue surrounding it. Such as: Euthanasia genetic modification.
Euthanasia Euthanasia: the ending of a persons life based on a very poor state of ones health which has less than a 5% chance of becoming healthy again. WHY? It has been argued to retain the individuals dignity. Relieve long term suffering. Prevent ones family from inheriting heavy medical bills.
Criticism Where does it end? will it diminish how our culture values human life? a doctors duty is to keep people alive, not end life.
Genetically modified babies “A baby whose genetic makeup has been artificially selected by genetic engineering combined with in vitro fertilization to ensure the presence or absence of particular genes or characteristics.” oxford English dictionary Still a future ambition, not yet in full scale practice.
Benefits There is one major benefit It would allow parents to eliminate hereditary disease which have been passed down from generation to generation
Criticism It will lead to parents enhancing there babies. Some doctors believe that personality traits will eventually be tampered with Some fear the acceptation of this will have negative and irreversible effects on society
|The Future| Both of these ethical dilemmas are a result of advanced technology. Both seem to be on a “slippery slope”, meaning they could very easily result in other things.