Inquiry 11 | Education homework help



For this assignment you’ll have a total of 2 responses. 


Respond the inquiry below.

2. In the case below identify the consequences of the action taken and decide whether the action represented the greater good.

c. A physician on the staff of an urban medical center is approached  by a lawyer from a remote part of the state and asked to testify on  behalf of his client, a rural doctor charged with criminal negligence in  the care of a patient.  The lawyer admits that his client is guilty of  the charge.  He goes on to explain that although the doctor is old and  now versed in the latest medical knowledge, she is nevertheless  competent; the negligence she is charged with resulted from the strain  of being the only doctor in a large mountain area with a number of tiny  towns and a total population of two thousand people.  The lawyer pleads  with the medical center physician to testify that the negligent act was  proper treatment.  The physician does so.


Answer ONE of the two inquiries below.

5. Reportedly, at least two companies specialize in buying the body  parts of fetuses from abortion clinics and selling them to universities  and medical institutes for use in research.  One of these companies  reportedly charges $999 for a human brain under eight weeks’ gestation,  $50 to $100 for eyes and ears, and $400 for an intact limbless trunk.   Evaluate the morality of (a) abortionists selling fetal body parts to  the companies, (b) the companies selling such parts to research  institutions, and (c) the use of fetal body parts in research.  In your  evaluation discuss the relevant obligations, moral idealls, and  consequences.


7.  Several years ago a married couple, faced with the tragic fact  that the husband had terminal cancer, made an important decision: His  sperm would be frozen so that the wife could conceive their child after  his death. Three months after his death she was impregnated with his  sperm and subsequently gave birth to a little girl.  The Social Security  Administration ruled that the child was not entitled to receive  benefits as his heir.  At first thought, you might be inclined to judge  this ruling morally insupportable because the ideal of fairness requires  that this child be treated as any other heir.  Resist that judgment  until you have used your imagination to identify the significant  consequences that would likely follow (a) denying the child the status  of an heir and (b) granting the child the status of heir. Compare those  consequences and make your decision. (Explain your reasoning.)