Religion and medical ethics Vocabulary

Subject specific vocabulary for Medical Ethicks unit, GCSE

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SANCTITY OF LIFE

SANCTITY OF LIFE

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the belief that there is something special or holy about life.

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SOUL

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the non-physical part of a person which may go to heaven when the person dies

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ATTITUDES TO ABORTION

 

 

ABORTION

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the deliberate expulsion of of the foetus from the uterus. Sometimes called a 'procured' or 'direct' abortion.

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DOCTRINE OF DOUBLE EFFECT

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IF DOING SOMETHING MORALLY GOOD HAS A MORALLY BAD SIDE-EFFECT, IT IS RIGHT TO DO IT PROVIDING THE BAD SIDE-EFFECT WAS NOT INTENDED

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ECTOPIC PREGNANCY

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when a foetus starts to grow in a Fallopian tube rather than the womb.

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MISCARRIAGE

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when a baby is aborted through natural causes. Sometimes called a spontaneous abortion.

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CHRISTIAN ATTITUDES TO FERTILITY TREATMENT

 

 

A I D

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ARTIFICAL INSEMINATION BY DONOR

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A I H

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ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION BY HUSBAND

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I V F

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in vitro fertilisation

when sperm and an egg are put together in a tube until an embryo is formed which is then transfered into a woman's womb

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CHRISTIAN ATTITUDES TO CLONING

 

 

CLONING

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the making of a replica

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REPRODUCTIVE CLONING

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cloning which creates offspring

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STEM CELLS

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single cells which have the potential to be 'reprogrammed' to develop into any type of cell in the body.

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THERAPEUTIC CLONING

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a medical procedure where single cells are taken from a person or embryo and 'reprogrammed' to create stem cells which can be used in medical treatment.

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CHRISTIAN ATTITUDES TO SUICIDE

 

 

SIN

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an act which goes against God's wishes

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SUFFERING

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physical, mental or spiritual pain

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CHRISTIAN ATTITUDES TO EUTHANASIA

 

 

EUTHANASIA

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a gentle or easy death; helping someone to die

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HOSPICE

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a place where terminally ill patients are cared for.

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PALLIATIVE CARE

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care given to a terminally ill patient to help them die in as much comfort as possible

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USE OF ANIMALS IN MEDICAL RESEARCH

 

 

DOMINION

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authority or rule

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MEDICAL RESEARCH

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scientific experiments carried out to help cure disease

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STEWARDSHIP

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looking after something for someone else

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