Assignment My Sisters Keeper
A. Research and define the following terms as they relate to the legal and medical ethics presented in the story My Sister’s Keeper. These are the central issues needed to base a medical opinion about any case in court. (12 points)
Medical Ethics: Autonomy Veracity Fidelity Beneficence Non-maleficence Justice
B. Using these as 6 criterion, describe how each of these characteristics related back to the legal arguments and behaviors exhibited by the prosecuting and defense attorneys in this case. (12 points)
C. Then, in two to three paragraphs, describe the moral, practical, and emotional complication of putting one child in unnecessary pain and danger for the well-being of another? (6 points)
A. Research the two following topics and write a one page summary of your findings for the two scenarios: (5 points each)
1. Stem cell research for reproduction of a designer child whose sole purpose is to be a donor to a sick child.
2. Parents who decide, for religious and moral issues, to preserve umbilical cords for use in the future to potentially save a life.
B. Write a one page summary for the questions asked below. (10 points)
1. What are the moral and ethical implications of this genetic selection?
2. What conclusions have you reached about such medical technology?