Help me study for my Philosophy class. I’m stuck and don’t understand.
Each student will be responsible for writing two blog posts during the semester (approximately 300-500 words) that relates to the topic of ethics in health care. You will choose an article drawn from a reputable news outlet such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, and others. You should include a link to the article you will be referring to for other students to easily find the article. There are several ways to approach your blog: consider the topic in relation to what we have already been discussing or reading; what is the argument in the article? Do you agree with it? Is it a sound argument? What does it have to do with the ethics of health care? Would an ethical perspective contribute something to the piece? What sort of critique would you offer? Would you suggest another perspective?
Also make a comment on this blog post that is around 200 words long: This is also a good example blog post
This article titled, “The Doctor’s Dilemma” from The Guardian, discusses if it is right for doctors to do harm if it will help the patient. This article dives into several relevant cases that touch on the ethics of the medical field. The article says, “ in one famous instance (Murray v McMurchy, in 1949), while operating on a woman for another purpose, a surgeon tied her fallopian tubes without her consent, because he foresaw that becoming pregnant would be clinically dangerous for her, and that it would also be dangerous for her to undergo two surgical procedures. She sued for negligence and won: it was not disputed that the surgeon was factually correct, in clinical terms, but he had not considered that the patient’s own view of herself and her body were essential to the decision-making process.” (Adshead pg. 1) In this case, the doctor focused on the medical facts, and didn’t take the patients opinion into consideration, even though it was her body that was being operated on. He could have saved this woman’s life because who knows if she would have survived it if she had a kid and didn’t know about her medical problems. This case shows why the medical field is so highly regulated nowadays. Doctors are placed in situations like these ones every day and need to follow the correct code of ethics in order to do their job correctly and efficiently.