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Ethics 1: Topic 1 ­ Medical Ethics
Sanctity of Life: There is something HOLY and SACRED about human life.

Each person has a "soul" ­ A non-physical part, may go to heaven after death.

Abortion: Termination of a pregnancy

Roman Catholic:

"Every child from the moment of conception, has a…

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Fertility Treatment: Used when people want to have children but are unable
to conceive naturally.
IVF: Sperm + Egg put together in tube, embryo formed, transferred into womb. (tube
AIH: Artificial insemination by husband.
AID: Artificial insemination by donor.
Surrogacy: When another woman carries & gives birth to your…

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Cloning: The making of a replica.

Stem Cell: Cells with potential to be reprogrammed, to develop into any type of cell in the body.
Clone: Organisms with identical genetic material.
Genetics: The branch of Biology which studies DNA. Helps improve QOL ­ agape.
act of Christian love.

Human Fertilisation and…

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Euthanasia: a good/easy death; making the choice about when to end a life.

- Shouldn't have to deal with poor QOL - Legalise euthanasia ­ patients distrust doctors
- Hard to see relative in pain; death = happy - Devalues life by making easily disposable
release for everyone…

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Suicide: When a person ends his or her own life.
In the past, Christians taught suicide was a "sin" ­ an act against God's wishes.
Not allowed a Christian funeral or buried on holy ground.
Deliberate rejection of God's greatest gift: life.

Much more known about depression, causes of…

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Animals in medical research ­ apart of God's creation, should be cared for.
- Past: Animals not considered as important as - Causes suffering.
humans, without souls; soul makes us human. - Human benefits from animal testing could be
- Only if animals not hurt unnecessarily produced in…


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