Chapter 12 :   Genetics, Intervention, Control, and Research

Section 5. Decision Scenarios

Summary of Methodology for Analyzing and resolving Cases involving moral dilemmas in Health Care:

Methodology: http://depts.washington.edu/bioethx/tools/cesumm.html

Paradigm for the Method:  http://depts.washington.edu/bioethx/tools/4boxes.html

Sample Case Analysis: http://depts.washington.edu/bioethx/tools/cecase.html

Introduction to Clinical Ethics, 4th edition using the case of Dax Cowart.:

http://depts.washington.edu/bioethx/tools/ceintro.html

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SCENARIOS:

For each of the scenarios you should consider how a person would reach a decision if that person were using the basic principles from EACH of the following traditions:

  • EGOISM

  • UTILITARIANISM

  • NATURAL LAW THEORY

  • KANT's CATEGORICAL IMPERATIVE

  • RAWLS MAXI_MIN PRINCIPLE of JUSTICE as FAIRNESS

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DECISION SCENARIOS:

1. Testing for BRCA1

2.Inform or Not? Alzheimer's Risk

3. Prenatal Diagnosis to Avoid a Dwarf being born

4. Genetic Screening for "Compatibility"

5. Prenatal screening: Result Tay-Sachs

6.Positive Eugenics Laws, incentives

7. Gene Splicing to eliminate blindness

8. Employment related Genetic Screening

 

 

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