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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.
Young scholars 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. Young scholars watch a film regarding the topic and discuss medical ethics scenarios.
Eleventh graders use medical technologies and protocols to debate certain innovations. In this technology lesson students research biotechnology and publish their findings.
Students 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. Students respond to discussion questions regarding the articles and determine whether U.S. officials and medical professionals are guilty of war crimes.
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.
Students 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.
High schoolers analyze and evaluate the implications of medical ethics by investigating internet resources and current bioethical issues. This lesson requires computers and internet access.
Students research the benefits and disadvantages of medical practices. In this Current Events: Medicine & Society lesson, students create arguments and debate medical innovations. Students engage in critical thinking and democratic debate to discuss issues.
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. Each committee then discusses in open forum the merits of each case and vote on their choices.
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. The ideas presented are well-suited for preparing young scientists to become informed citizens in the future, but you will need to invest some time to develop detailed lesson plans.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Students consider the bioethical dilemmas faced by doctors and write case studies about relevant issues within a particular medical decision.
Students defend contrasting perspectives concerning the purpose of medicine and the issues surrounding euthanasia.
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.  
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.
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.

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