Topic: rights/responsibilities

How Do We Decide Who Should Decide?

Medical Ethics and the State The role of the state (government) in Medical Ethics can be quite complex.  In these two articles (see links below), two perspectives are explored.  The famous Baby Theresa case involves a situation where the state prevents parents from acting to share their dying daughter’s organs.  The second case concerns a How Do We Decide Who Should Decide?

What is a Human Being?

The first half of Brave New World  by Aldous Huxley depicts a socially programmed society in which advances in science and technology have created a world full of people who are biologically human but may not be fully human in other ways.  This lesson sequence can be done after a few days of initial work on What is a Human Being?