Bioethics

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Bioethics

  1. 1. And Stem Cell Research
  2. 2.  Bioethics are moral and ethical choices faced in medical research and in the treatment of patients. Bioethics are largely involved with advanced technology.
  3. 3.  Bioethical topics include Cryonics, which is when a person is frozen in hopes of being revived and cured from an illness or to simply be brought back to life.
  4. 4.  Surgery that is not medically necessary is also a bioethical topic. This is done in the form of Rhinoplasty (nose jobs), Breast enhancement, and Liposuction to name a few.
  5. 5.  Another bioethical topic is Stem Cell Research. But just what are Stem Cells all about?
  6. 6.  Stem Cells are naturally occurring in the human body. They repair and revive other cells to replace dead tissue, and can divide to take the place of cells that have specific functions.
  7. 7.  Stem Cells can be used to repair a multitude of problems and have been used by scientists to help with the effects of: Alzheimers Heart Disease Spinal Cord Injuries
  8. 8.  Scientists believe that Stem Cells can be used to effectively treat: Birth Defects And may even be used to defeat Cancer.
  9. 9.  Stem cell research can be done with adult stem cells, however embryonic stem cells have proven to be more effective. Some claim that destruction of the embryo is the only way to obtain these stem cells, but there are others who dispute this claim.
  10. 10.  Religious beliefs have also come into play with the debate over Stem Cell Research. Some believe it is playing God.
  11. 11.  As of today the debate over Stem Cell Research goes on. With another upcoming Presidential Election in 2012, who knows what the future will bring.
  12. 12.  What are some other bioethical topics ? If faced with a bioethical issue in the workplace that you had strong feelings about, what would you do? Is there anything you would add to this PowerPoint about bioethics or bioethical topics? How do you feel about stem cell research? Would you work for a lab or a medical institution participating in stem cell research? Why or why not.
  13. 13.  Embryonic Stem Cell Research.org. Embryonic Stem Cell Research- Pros and Cons. Apr. 20, 2010. Web. Nov. 11, 2011. http://www.embryonicstemcellresearch.org/embryonic-stem-cell- research-pros-and-cons.html Moisse, Katie. “Stem Cells : New Hope For Heart Failure Patients”. ABC News. Nov. 11, 2011. Web. Nov. 12, 2011. http://News.yahoo.com/Ste-cells-hope-heart-failure-patient Stem Cell Information. The National Institutes of Health And Human Resources For Stem Cell Research. May 5, 2011. Web. Nov. 14, 2011. http://Stemcells.nih.gov/info/ethics.asp

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