Research Papers on Medical Ethics

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  • Guarding Against Cervical Cancer HPV Vaccine Program

    Parents are reluctant to vaccinate their daughters because they fear increased sexual promiscuity. Research demonstrates these fears are unfounded. There are five sources listed in this six page paper.

  • Cloning of Dinosaurs

    In four pages this paper examines dinosaur cloning from an ethical perspective. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Genetic Engineering: Ethics

    3 pages in length. The list of options was rather long as the couple sat in the waiting room filling out their paperwork. There for their first in vitro fertilization procedure, they were faced with a number of choices pertaining to the baby they would eventually create: sex - female; hair color - blond; eyes - green; height - 5'7"; body type - athletic; I.Q. - 125; aptitude - music and law. Testing for specific diseases had all but weeded out life-threatening syndromes and socially unacceptable conditions that guaranteed they would make a healthy baby - and if not then they would simply abort it - so all that was left for aspiring parents to think about was what psychological and physiological traits they wanted their perfect child to have. Is this merely the plot of a bestselling science fiction novel? Not anymore given the progress scientific advancement has rendered in the recent past. If genetic engineering continues down the path it currently follows, there will be grave consequences to pay for manipulating man's natural methods of reproduction. No bibliography.

  • Cibelli, Lanza, West, and Ezzell's Research on 'The First Human Cloned Embryo'

    A January 2002 Scientific American article is reviewed in five pages. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Multiple Births and In Vitro Fertilization

    In fifteen pages this paper discusses multiple births and in vitro fertilization in a consideration of various health, social, legal, economic, religious, and ethical issues. Fourteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • In Vitro Fertilization and Ethics

    In sixteen pages this research paper examines IVF from liberal individualism, utilitarian, and Kantian ethical perspectives. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Gene Therapy and Shaywitz and Ausiello's Back To The Future

    In a paper consisting of five pages gene therapy and its issues are considered within the context of the article in order to argue that the authors' judgment is ethically within medical and religious bounds. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Nanotechnology and Its' Use in the Human Body; It is Desirable or Ethical?

    Nanotechnology offers miniaturization of information systems and computing at the atomic level. With predictions of possible cures for cancer and other diseases comes the promise of enhanced physical and mental abilities. This 11 page paper discusses whether injecting nanotechnology into the body be acceptable, ethical or desirable, if long-term effects are not known. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Pro Choice or Pro Life in the Abortion Controversy

    In this paper containing five pages both sides of this emotional and complex issue are explored along with the ethical arguments justifying each. There are five bibliographic sources cited.

  • A Review of Commodifying Bodies - Man, Machines And Body Parts

    This 8 page essay reviews the intriguing work Commodifying Bodies - Man, Machines And Body Parts.

  • The Case Against Animal Cruelty

    This 10 page paper argues that people who abuse animals find ways to justify their actions; it also suggests a link between human and animal abuse. Finally, it argues that there is no reason to continue testing on animals in the hope of curing human disease. Bibliography lists 5 sources

  • Animal Testing and its Implications

    In five pages this paper assesses the positive and negative aspects of animal experimentation. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Ethical Dilemma of Animal Testing

    The biomedical testing of animals is examined in five pages through a fictional proposed law that ban animal testing with the exception of rodents and both sides of the debate is presented with supporting evidence for each side. Eight sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Children's Use of Antidepressants

    In six pages the growing practice of children and adolescents using antidepressants is discussed in terms of the controversy and with a recommendation that all parents be consulted before prescribing antidepressants to youth. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Biomedical Research Ethics

    In six pages voluntary informed consent is the focus of this examination of biomedical research and its ethics with federal regulations and research in gene therapy among the topics discussed. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Social and Ethical Implications of the Avian Flu and Japanese Biotechnology

    In five pages this paper discusses vaccine production ethics and H5N1 virus social impacts in a consideration of avian flu and Japanese biotechnology. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Payment for Donating Blood

    In six pages this paper argues in favor of payment for donating blood in a consideration of blood donation problems and the 'volunteer donor' myth. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Annotated Bibliography on Human Cloning

    In three pages this annotated bibliography presents eight sources that oppose the practice of human cloning in an evaluation of each source's usefulness.

  • The Law and Doctor-Patient Sexual Contact in California

    6 pages and 6 sources. This paper provides an overview of California Civil Code §43.5, which addresses the issue of sexual relationships between doctors and patients. This paper relates the case study of two individuals who sought counseling for marital problems and sought the services of a mental health professional. In the course of their treatment, the wife began having sexual relations with the psychiatrist. This paper covers the legal aspects of California Civil Code §43.5, including the limitations on lawsuits that can be pursued as a result of the law and the problems in seeking restitution for the negative impacts of a doctor's sexual contact with a patient.

  • Legislation on Euthanasia

    A 5 page research paper on legislation involving euthanasia. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Overview of 'Designer Babies'

    In eight pages this paper considers the issue of 'designer babies' or babies who have been genetically manipulated in order to embody certain desirable characteristics from an ethical standpoint with the argument against such technology on moral grounds. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Medicine and Artificial Intelligence

    In twenty eight pages the ways in which medicine has benefited from artificial intelligence uses in such ways as improved physician and research functions are discussed. Fifty five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Suicide and Patients with AIDS and HIV

    In eighteen pages this paper examines issues related to patients suffering from HIV and or aids in a consideration of suicide in terms of ethics and a terminally ill person's right to die by physician assisted suicide. Eleven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Transformation of Attitudes about Death and Dying

    11 pages and 11 sources. This paper provides an overview of the transformation of views on death and dying in the 20th century. This paper considers the way in which views changed from the 19th to 20th centuries, especially in regards to the dying process, the care for the sick and elderly, and the role of care professionals. This paper also considers the emerging role of palliative care and hospice care as components of the modern perspective. This paper relates to the changing views in North America.

  • Oregon’s Death With Dignity Act and Physician Assisted Suicide

    In six pages this paper examines the history, passage, and specifics of Oregon’s Death With Dignity Act, the controversial physician-assisted suicide issue and what states’ positions are on it, and the contributions of Michigan Dr. Jack Kevorkian. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Animal Testing: An Argumentative Essay

    The pros and cons of animal testing are assessed, with personal conclusions also provided in four pages. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Breast Cancer Research & Ethics

    A 6 page research paper that examines ethical conflicts in research, focusing specifically problematic areas that have arisen in breast cancer research. A literature review is offered and then discussion addresses such issues as what this information reveals about various ethical conflict in research, such as patient consent, benefits to patients and society, therapeutic research, etc. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Medical Ethical Dilemma - Stem Cell Research

    This 7 page paper begins with an explanation of what a stem cell is and why it is so valuable. The writer reports some of the diseases stem cells can cure and/or prevent and discusses the progress in stem cell research. This is followed by a discussion of the ethical dilemma with this type of research and concludes with the need for the U.S. to remain competitive. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Physician Induced Demand: Examples From Obstretics

    In this three page paper the author first defines and then explores the reasons behind physician induced demand. Two examples from obstretics are provided. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Issues Involving the 'Right to Die'

    In eighteen pages this research paper discusses the cases of Cruzan, Bouvia, and Quinlan in a consideration of the issues associated with the 'right to die,' privacy rights, and U.S. law. Fifteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Case Studies on Medical Care's Informed Consent

    In fourteen pages this paper features 3 case studies regarding informed consent in medical care and issues including care duty, palliative care, and negligence. Thirteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Selective Abortions and Medical Ethics

    In five pages this paper examines a mentally retarded fetus, aborting it, and the medical ethics involved in such a practice. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Stem Cell Controversy: Chapter Analysis

    6 pages in length. The volatile nature of debates that revolve around stem cell research illustrate just how passionate supporters and opponents alike are about this unprecedented approach to furthering man's existence on planet Earth. Peters (2002) introduces readers to myriad issues associated with the forward push of stem cell research, some of which has found a bit of common ground among people on both sides, some that remains staunchly divided by a chasm unlikely to ever be closed and some that as of right now is unanswerable. Bibliography lists 1 source.


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