theodore gracyk     medical ethics (morals & medicine)

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Related Links 
Basic framework: Four fundamental principles 
  Unexpected consequences: the danger of texting
Frequently-Asked-Questions about practices Physician-Assisted Suicide in Oregon 
  What if the person is not terminally ill?
  The doctrine of double effect
Outline of Arnold & Lidz on INFORMED CONSENT 
Outline of Onora O'Neill on AUTONOMY & TRUST 
   Non-Voluntary sterilization of the disabled?
 Buck v. Bell (U.S. Supreme Court Decision)
Adolescents as decision makers: Key Issues 
Abortion: comparison of two positions (my outline) 
  Roman Catholicism on Assisted Reproduction
  Explanation of case against assisted reproduction
Statistics on abortion in the U.S. 
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (CDC website)
What did Roe v. Wade establish? 
  Mental Health Law Overview (Cornell University)
  Mental Health Law Overview (my handout)
Experimentation: The Belmont Report (1979) (U.S. gov't website)
Experimentation: The case against animal rights  
Do dogs lack sufficient sense-of-a-life to have moral standing? 
Who lacks health insurance? (Rand Institution analysis) 
John Rawls on Justice 
Information about organ donations (U.S. gov't website)
Should organ sales be allowed? Two outlines 
  Here is a summary of natural law
  Should we ration health care? (NY Times)
  Health care causes most US bankruptcies (NY Times)

Related Links in Ethical Theory:
Santa Clara University Website on Morals & Medicine 
Multiple resources on every major ethical theory 
(University of San Diego)
A summary of Aristotle's ethics (Stanford Encyclopedia)
Kant's Ethics (University of San Diego)
J. S. Mill advocates hedonistic rule consequentialism 
John Stuart Mill: 
Introduction to his life and his writings 
J. S. Mill as a rule utilitarian  Online Mill reading 
J. S. Mill advocates hedonistic rule consequentialism 
Natural law as the basis for morality   and a summary of key ideas 
What do you want to know about stem cell research? 

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