Medical Ethics Teacher Resources
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A Brave New World?
Eleventh graders examine the way emerging medical technologies contribute to desirable and undesirable outcomes. They read and discuss news articles and editorials, and conduct Internet research. Students contribute to a Web Log, and participate in class discussions.
A Brave New World?
Eleventh graders use medical technologies and protocols to debate certain innovations. In this technology lesson students research biotechnology and publish their findings.
Should US Officials & Health Professionals be Investigated for War Crimes?
Young scholars explore ethical issues. In this human rights lesson, students read articles and documents related to torture used in government investigations and if medical ethical guidelines were adhered to. Young scholars respond to discussion questions regarding the articles and determine whether U.S. officials and medical professionals are guilty of war crimes.
The Gift That Keeps on Giving
Students reflect on the role of DNA in society since its discovery in 1953 by creating works of art and poetry that metaphorically illustrate the importance, influence and concerns of DNA research.
Who Owns Rights to Pharmacogenetic Information?
High schoolers develop an understanding of the rationale of ownership over scientific information. They research commercial applications of DNA sequences. They analyze how to evaluate medical ethics issues.
Students analyze and evaluate the implications of medical ethics by investigating internet resources and current bioethical issues. This lesson requires computers and internet access.
Life and Death in the War Zone
Students brainstorm a list of the personnel the branches of the armed forces employs. After watching a video, they compare their notes on the guidelines from the government to treat wounded Iraqis. To end the lesson, they discover the criteria for selecting the recipient for organs.
Where Do You Stand?
Scholars assess a government's ability to intervene in personal health decisions. They research basic facts about euthanasia and describe their opinions about new legislation passed in the United States Congress about an individual's right to die.
The Spread of HIV Through a Population
Students use a model to illustrate the spread of HIV through an adolescent population and, acting in the role of epidemiologists, explore the dilemmas of HIV infection presented by the simulation. beneficence and justice.
The Connection Between Medicine, Ethics, and Law: The Right to Die
Students in a special education class examine the United States Constitution. Using the text, they answer five research questions and discuss the amendments that concern medicine, ethics and law of the right to die issue. They develop their own opinions on the issue and present them to the class as a presentation or debate.
Human Cloning, Genetic Engineering and Privacy
Review the aspects of human cloning and the moral issues associated with it. Individually, your students will keep a list of the articles related to this issue and research issues related to the ethic issues people are concerned with. After reading various linked resources, they participate in a debate which they state their argument on the right to privacy in issues associated with cloning and genetic engineering.
A Doctor's Dilemma
Learners consider the bioethical dilemmas faced by doctors and write case studies about relevant issues within a particular medical decision.
Life and Death Decisions
Students defend contrasting perspectives concerning the purpose of medicine and the issues surrounding euthanasia.
Ethics and the World of Medicine
Students examine ethical issues in the field of medicine. In this ethics lesson, students explore primary and secondary sources regarding the discernment that medical professionals are presented with as they treat illnesses. Students watch a film regarding the topic and discuss medical ethics scenarios.
The Economics of Health Care
Health care is an industry that impacts every American. Study the economics behind the Health care industry in the US with this supplementary presentation. Intended for use with a McGraw-Hill textbook, these slides will help upper graders focus on main points and important concepts from the chapter.
Politics of Death
Students examine the topic of euthanasia. In this religion and ethics lesson, students investigate the cases of Terri Schiavo and Hugh Finn in order to gain an understanding of the euthanasia controversy.
Organ and Tissue Donors
Eighth graders discuss the ethical implications of organ donations. As a class, they examine the questions one must ask if they are considering becoming a donor. Using the internet, they read a poem and write a reflective paragraph on their thoughts and share it with the class.
A Body Dilemma
Students explore the pros and cons of the selling of body parts in this lesson. A discussion of how personal value systems impact science and research is developed.
Making Choices about Tobacco Use
Students examine the dangers associated with smoking. In groups, they discuss what it means to be addicted to a drug and how the media influences our decisions. After watching excerpts of films, they identify the use of smoking and the reaction to the film by the public because of these images. To end the lesson, they discover the importance of making repsonsible choices when it comes to tobacco use.
Students are introduced to the issues surrounding bioethics and begin to discover how some of these values can influence decision making. The exciting part of this lesson is the constructivist method used to engage students of all studying styles.