Religion & Medical Ethics

OCR Philosophy and Applied Ethics, Christianity (Ethics 1, Topic 8)

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abortion:

deliberate termination of pregnancy by removal and destruction of the foetus

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clone:

an organism/cell produced asexually from one ancestor they’re genetically identical to

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embryo:

a foetus before it's four months old

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euthanasia:

helping someone die without pain before they would’ve died naturally

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fertility treatment:

 medical treatment to help a woman become pregnant

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genetic engineering:

deliberate modification of an organism’s characteristics by manipulation of its genetic material

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medical ethics:

questions of morality raised by medical situations

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sacred/sanctity:

holy. having something of God

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sanctity of life:

the idea that all life is God-given, therefore sacred

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suicide:

deliberately ending one's own life

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