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Procedures of ethical or moral values

I need assistance with the following questions. Thank you.

1. How do you respond in a health care environment that performs procedures or research that are against your ethical or moral values?
2. How would you feel if your genetic profile were used to clone you or some of your characteristics without your knowledge or consent?

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Hi,

Excellent questions!

RESPONSE:

QUESTIONS

1. How do you respond in a health care environment that performs procedures or research that are against your ethical or moral values?

This is a good question and, like most ethical dilemmas, there is no clear cut answer.

Instead, how you respond will be influenced by your personal ethical/moral philosophy (values and beliefs) and the consequences that you are willing/able to consciousably accept. What decision can you live with?

EXAMPLE:

For example, as a case in point, let's assume that you are pro-life and the procedure of performing abortions conflicts with this ethical/moral value e.g. value life from conception. To make the best decision, you would need to engage in an ethical decision-making process using a system of inquiry (often recommended) to determine your alternative actions and the consequences of each to all stakeholders (you, your family, etc.).

You might decide the there are only two alternative actions to take (see consequences):

(1) Quit your job (e.g. loss of income; loss of health benefits for ...

Solution Summary

Based on ethics and personal values, this solution discusses various alternative ways a person might evaluate and respond in a health care environment that performs procedures or research that are against the person's ethical or moral values, as well as, how a person might feel if her or his genetic profile were used to clone her/him or some of that person's characteristics without her or his knowledge or consent.

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