The Ethics of Stem Cell Research and Human Cloning
While stem cell research and human cloning are often interrelated, there are differences in these two approaches. Stem cell research has many medical inclinations for the treatment of disease. While it is the basis of human cloning, and its purpose clear for that approach, there is much debate in healthcare about where to stop with stem cell research.
Describe your current position on stem cell research and human cloning. What ethical issues are involved in stem cell research and human cloning? Do you think that any concerns are outweighed by potential benefits? Explain.
Human Subject Research
The National Institutes of Health sets the standard for the protection of human research subject by defining regulation, policies and providing guidance. This information provides a basis for what is right and wrong in Human Subject Research. Refer to this government site.
Consider research that is conducted using human products or human subjects and respond to the following questions:
What do you see as the ethical implications to this type of research and what might assure protection?
Do you think it is ethical to allow a family to overrule the wishes of a patient to be an organ donor? Why or why not?