RE - Topic 2 Key Words

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Medical Ethics
This is the process of deciding what is good and acceptable in medicine e.g - considering whether IVF or Abortion is good or bad / right or wrong
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Hippocratic Oath
This is a special promise made by those working in medicine to treat patients to the best of their ability. It means that doctors swear an oath to try and preserve life at all costs.
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Sanctity Of Life
This means that life is precious and sacred and deserves respect. No one should take life away or deny it, e.g - in the case of abortion or euthanasia
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Quality Of Life
This is the extent to which life is meaningful and pleasurable. For example, when a person feels of value and is free from undue pain and stress.
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Conscience
Conscience refers to an inner voice that guides actions and responses, e.g - knowing right from wrong
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Free Will
This is the belief that humans have free choices in life. It means that everyone is responsible for their actions and that nothing is completley determined.
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This is a special promise made by those working in medicine to treat patients to the best of their ability. It means that doctors swear an oath to try and preserve life at all costs.

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Sanctity Of Life

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Conscience

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