Medicine, Ethics and Me
Produced by the new economics foundation (nef), this resource contains activities that help students to discuss and understand issues around medical ethics. The materials contain teacher guidance, student information and a range of activities that promote discussion and debate.
Medicine, Ethics and Me is a versatile resource that uses the issue of infertility and in vitro fertilisation (IVF) to explore ethics in medicine. Two approaches to ethics are looked at:
• rights based, where the rights and wrongs decide an issue
• consequences-based, where the effects on everyone involved in a decision are taken into consideration.
Additionally, inherited disorders, including Huntington's and Thalassaemia, are considered.
Students use the materials to discuss and debate the issues. This allows students to gain a greater understanding of the topic as well as formulate polices and recommendations that could be made to the Government or other decision-makers.
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