Title

HEA 260 Medical Ethics

Presenter Information

Hannah Lamb

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. Rick Rojas wrote a story on The New York times regarding an instance over assisted suicide titled “Was a Scientist’s Death Murder or an ‘Act of Mercy’”. An Australian woman was charged for murder after killing her mother who was suffering from advanced stages of dementia, and had to be put in a nursing home away from her family she no longer remembered. Beneficence and Justice versus mercy can easily be applied to this particular case. This can help one’s understanding of medical ethics because this story demonstrates the importance of ones decisions and how they can impact everyone around them with one choice.

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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. Rick Rojas wrote a story on The New York times regarding an instance over assisted suicide titled “Was a Scientist’s Death Murder or an ‘Act of Mercy’”. An Australian woman was charged for murder after killing her mother who was suffering from advanced stages of dementia, and had to be put in a nursing home away from her family she no longer remembered. Beneficence and Justice versus mercy can easily be applied to this particular case. This can help one’s understanding of medical ethics because this story demonstrates the importance of ones decisions and how they can impact everyone around them with one choice.