Critical Thinking Paper Sisters Keeper

2476 Words Mar 29th, 2013 10 Pages
Critical Thinking Paper
I. Identification
1. Is it right to use genetic screening as a tool in conception?
2. Is it right to use genetic screening as a tool to keep tabs on their prospective enrollees?
3. Is it right to have a second child for the sole purpose of using that child’s genetic material to cure an existing child?
4. Is it right that they would risk having another child inflicted with the same disease in order to possibly save their current child?
5. Is it right for a medical counselor to question the motives behind a couple seeking to have a second child (legally parents have a fundamental right to have children – the motives behind the decision are mostly irrelevant?)
Central Ethical Issue
Is it right to have a
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| In this option Michelle’s parents are tied up in caring for a newborn so Michelle is basically pushed aside to fend for herself using alternative forms of treatment for her disease, she would most likely die if this were to happen. | In this option Michelle has all the love and affection of her parents so she would most likely live longer than if they weren’t around but her odds of surviving and living a normal life are not good. | Michelle’s Parents | In this option Michelle’s parents will end up having two children in which the newborn had potentially saved the others life. | In this option Michelle’s parents are not presented with a lot of options. There would be a lot of stress involved with not being able to donate and trying to find a donor for Michelle. If she dies they are basically left with nothing but grief and a hefty hospital bill. | In this option Michelle’s parents take the approach that one healthy child is a better option than one very sick child and another that could potentially be injured trying to save the sick child’s life. The parents are basically going to be left with one healthy child and the grief involved with the impending death of Michelle. | In this option Michelle’s parents are basically leaving Michelle’s fate up to alternative treatments that are proven to be less effective, if she does not live they are left
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