Title

HEA 260 Medical Ethics

Presenter Information

Cassidy Bess

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

"The introduction to medical ethics course at Murray State University discussed ethical issues in our healthcare system, clinical practice, and research providing insight on issues of practical and philosophical importance for all members of our society (Terry, 2018). One of the ways communication occurs to the general public is through media channels. Students were to find medical ethics cases within the past 6-months (March/April 2018 to October 2018) to apply the course material from a media source of their choice. Analysis of the media source was conducted using a newspaper analysis methodology." In the article, “Judge overturns California’s Right-To-Die Law” written by Mollie Reilly, the topic of physicians assisted suicide is discussed as are various points of view regarding it. The End-of-Life Option Act was passed during a special session that was just supposed to address healthcare funding, which was later overturned. This act would allow residents of California to request life-ending drugs from their physicians, but only if they were terminally ill. When looking at this article one must consider moral relative, justice, and justice vs mercy. What is fair for these patients? Does giving life ending drugs to stop the pain mean mercy or is it unfair to others which refers to justice. This article gave both sides without much bais. This would allow people to see the problems that are faced in medical ethics and how each side is justified in their beliefs.

Reilly, Mollie. Judge Overturns California’s Right-To-Die Law. Huffington Post, 15 May 2018,

judge-overturns-california-right-to-die-law_us_5afb5b5ce4b0779345d3d990.

Accessed 29 Sept. 2018

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HEA 260: Medical Ethics in the Media

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HEA 260 Medical Ethics

"The introduction to medical ethics course at Murray State University discussed ethical issues in our healthcare system, clinical practice, and research providing insight on issues of practical and philosophical importance for all members of our society (Terry, 2018). One of the ways communication occurs to the general public is through media channels. Students were to find medical ethics cases within the past 6-months (March/April 2018 to October 2018) to apply the course material from a media source of their choice. Analysis of the media source was conducted using a newspaper analysis methodology." In the article, “Judge overturns California’s Right-To-Die Law” written by Mollie Reilly, the topic of physicians assisted suicide is discussed as are various points of view regarding it. The End-of-Life Option Act was passed during a special session that was just supposed to address healthcare funding, which was later overturned. This act would allow residents of California to request life-ending drugs from their physicians, but only if they were terminally ill. When looking at this article one must consider moral relative, justice, and justice vs mercy. What is fair for these patients? Does giving life ending drugs to stop the pain mean mercy or is it unfair to others which refers to justice. This article gave both sides without much bais. This would allow people to see the problems that are faced in medical ethics and how each side is justified in their beliefs.

Reilly, Mollie. Judge Overturns California’s Right-To-Die Law. Huffington Post, 15 May 2018,

judge-overturns-california-right-to-die-law_us_5afb5b5ce4b0779345d3d990.

Accessed 29 Sept. 2018