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.
11th Social Studies & History
Ethics and the World of Medicine
Students examine ethical issues in the field of medicine. In this ethics lesson plan, 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Should US Officials & Health Professionals be Investigated for War Crimes?
Students explore ethical issues. For this human rights lesson, students read articles and documents related to torture used in government investigations and if medical ethical guidelines were adhered to. Students respond to discussion questions regarding the articles and determine whether U.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Right to Die - A Role Playing Activity
Learners are assigned various roles to play in simulation intended to demonstrate the difficult choices involved in keeping relative on a life support system. They research a case, prepare their roles, and present their positions to the class.
12th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
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.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Use this guide for incorporating bioethics into your biology curriculum or for teaching a unit on the topic. A syllabus for an entire year is also available. The resource provides lists of online, video, and printed resources; however, there are no specific lesson plans.
9th - 12th Science
Human Cloning, Genetic Engineering and Privacy
Review the aspects of human cloning and the moral issues associated with it. Individually, your learners 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.
8th - 12th Science
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.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History
Exploring Medical Issues
Students research the benefits and disadvantages of medical practices. For this Current Events: Medicine & Society lesson, students create arguments and debate medical innovations. Students engage in critical thinking and democratic debate to discuss issues.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills
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.
5th - 12th Science
Debate Topics and Ideas
Students examine both sides of arguments surrounding given debates. They use the internet and other research to collect information to support their stand on the controversial issue. Students debate their chosen topic. This lesson plans lists 31 different debate topics which include, but are not limited to, war, vegetarians, income tax, military, cloning, global warming, space travel, suicide and more.
6th - 12th English Language Arts
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.
7th - 8th Science