B603 Medical ethics

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what is the sanctity of life?
the idea that all human life is equal
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where did the sanctity of life start in the eyes of christians?
we are all valuable as we are creations from God
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what part of humans makes us sacred? why?
the soul because that is the part of God in us
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what is the teaching about being made in gods eyes?
made in the image of god
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god breathed life into....
adam and adam became a living soul
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why does society also believe that humans are more sacred than animals?
we are most advanced there for carry more value,
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what is a veiw against sanctity of life in society?
that some peoples traits and qualities make them not sacred. eg - a murderer
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why arent animals sacred?
because they do not have a soul and they are lower in the food chain and have less intelligence
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what is a foetus?
unborn human more than 8 weeks old and still developing
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what is an abortion?
a deliberate end of a pregnancy
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what does the UK law state about abortion?
it must be in the first 24 weeks of pregnancy
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why isnt abortion always about choice?
it can be to save the mothers life, or the woman can have a miscarriage
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out of four how many woman have miscariages?
1 in 4
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when does life begin in the eyes of catholics?
at conception, when the sperm feritlises the egg
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when does god give the baby a soul? what is that called? (RC)
at conception, it is called ensoulment
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what is abortion in the eyes of RC?
murder as the foetus is equal to all human life
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what is the double effect rule?
to look at the intentions of the abortion and not the effect
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what is an example of the rule of double effect?
killing the baby to save the mothers life
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when will CofE accept abortion?
to save mothers life. The foetus is severley disabled. The pregnancy was result to ****.
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when does the foetus get a soul? CofE
after six weeks, so they arent sacred before then
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what teaching is about growing in the mothers womb?
you knit me together in my mothers womb
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when did abortion become legal in the UK?
1976
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why are abortions not good for society?
because it promotes unsafe sex
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what is pro life?
looking at the importance of human life therefor human life should be protected meaning NO ABORTION
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what is pro choice?
human life starts when the foetus is born, therefor before that the woman can choose what she wants. this means YES TO ABORTIONS
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What is IVF?
egg is fertilised outside of womb meaning child is related to both parents
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when is IVF used?
when the couple are unable to fertilise naturally, also for cancer patient with frozen eggs and sperm.
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what is artificial insemination?
sperm inserted into woman
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when is artificial insemination used?
when the couple are unable to fertilise naturally, also for cancer patient with frozen eggs and sperm.
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what is artificial insemination by donor?
inserting sperm from sperm donor into woman
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when is artificial insemination by donor used?
when the male is unable to produce fertile sperm or used with woman of same sex
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what is surrogacy?
sperm is used to fertilise the surrogate or the egg and sperm is insterted into a surrogate
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when is surrogacy used?
when the woman cant produce eggs or when she can not carry a child
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what is egg donation?
when a males sperm is used to fertilise an egg of female donor
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when is egg donation used?
when female is not producing eggs or has a genetic condition which could harm the unborn
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what is the teaching about hannah who could have no children?
hannah had no childen ... because the lord closed her womb
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what is a teaching about increasing population?
be fruitful and increase
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what does adoption do in terms of loved but not in terms of what the partners want?
it fullfils the need to love but doesnt fulfill the want to reproduce to pass on the genes
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what is cloning?
nucleus of human is taken and put in replace of nucleus of fertilised egg
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what do christians believe about reproductive cloning?
it is wrong and shouldnt happen as God creates life and cloning is against his will
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what could be a counter argument for reproductive cloning in terms of christians?
natural clones occur so why cant un natural
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what is therapeutic cloning?
taking stem cells from a fertilised egg and using them to help cure diseases of humans
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what do the CofE believe about cloning?
people to make up their own minds
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what is a for view to cloning in CofE?
that human ability to change the world is god given so helping anothers life shouldnt be over looked
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what is an against view for cloning in CofE?
it is created by scientists making it unnatural
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what do the catholic church believe about cloning?
it is immoral and unnecessary
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what do catholics believe about the use of an embryo?
that you do not respect God
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what is suicide?
when someone intentionally ends their own life
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what are christians views on suicide?
that suicide is a mortal sin, meaning you will go straight to hell
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what does suicide show a lack of in terms of chirstians?
a lack of faith in God
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what do thw quakers believe about suicide?
they seek to help those who are suicidal rather than turning their back on them
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why might some people in society agree with suicide?
it isnt their fault as it could be from mental health issues
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why might some people in society disagree with suicide?
that it doesnt just affect that person it also effects the family.
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what is passive euthanasia?
when you knowingly dont act to prolong a persons life
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what is voluntary euthanasia?
when the ill person asks another member of cociety to help them die. ie no longer recieving treatment
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what is involuntary euthanasia?
when a person is no longer able to communicate, the decision is left to the famil and medical experts
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what is active euthanasia?
taking direct action to end a life, ie giving them a rug to shut the bodt down.
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what are some reasons that euthanasia is morally wrong in the eyes of christians?
Only god owns life. Thou shall not murder. Euthanasia shows no faith or trust in god.
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what do christians believe and alternative to euthanasia is?
refusing medical treatment therefor going to a hospice
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what is animal testing?
testing products on animals such as make up or cleaning products to see the effect.
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what is an example of animal testing not being effective?
thalidomide. gave pregnant woman deformed babies but worked on animals
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