Title

HEA 260 Medical Ethics

Presenter Information

Grace Thomasson

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

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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 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, “Sex Education in Schools Need an Upgrade,” author James Patterson discusses the need for a change in the way sex education is presented. Previously, schools focused on the “abstinence only” philosophy instead of covering issues to help educate students who are sexually active. Very few states address the need for consent and the importance of a healthy relationship. One sex education teacher says the best way to get through to students is letting them lead and focusing on their concerns. Two principles that would give students insight to know they can make their own decisions and how to have a voice in certain sexual situations are autonomy and informed consent.

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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 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, “Sex Education in Schools Need an Upgrade,” author James Patterson discusses the need for a change in the way sex education is presented. Previously, schools focused on the “abstinence only” philosophy instead of covering issues to help educate students who are sexually active. Very few states address the need for consent and the importance of a healthy relationship. One sex education teacher says the best way to get through to students is letting them lead and focusing on their concerns. Two principles that would give students insight to know they can make their own decisions and how to have a voice in certain sexual situations are autonomy and informed consent.