Topic and Outline (due at the end of Module 1)
Natural scientists have often been confronted with ethical dilemmas as they make the connection between pure research and human application of the research. From our reading and our discussions, you should have a better idea of what constitutes a true ethical dilemma and how to analyze critically and examine these issues. Using the Excelsior Library, research one ethical dilemma researchers have faced in one of the natural sciences. You must select a topic from those provided below:
Physician assisted suicide – (you can look at this within the U.S or the world or contrast and compare)
A clearly identified topic from the list above.
A clear, precise research question around the topic (see example below)
A 100 word description of why the topic is an ethical issue, who is impacted and how.
An outline that includes an:
First perspective on the ethical debate (Ex: Bats are problematic because they can spread diseases) with at least one reference in complete APA style for this perspective as a start on collecting your sources.
Second perspective same detail needed as in 2 (Ex: Bats are beneficial because they eat bugs that might spread disease, and at least one reference in complete APA style for this perspective as a start on collecting your sources.
YOUR analysis and conclusion based on these two perspectives.
This week, you will be completing your first essay in this course, using the topic proposal and outline you submitted in Module 1. You are expected to demonstrate your critical thinking skills by examining an ethical dilemma in the natural sciences. Natural scientists have often been confronted with ethical dilemmas as they make the connection between pure research and human application of the research. From our reading and our discussions, you should have a better idea of what constitutes a true ethical dilemma and how to analyze critically and examine these issues. Using the Excelsior Library, research an ethical dilemma that researchers have faced in one of the natural sciences. Your essay should include the following:
Your essay should include the following:
1. A minimum of four resources from academic publications found in the Excelsior Library
2. 750 – 1250 words of writing. This does not include the title page or reference page. Please organize your paper based upon the approved outline and your faculty feedback.
3. Grammatically correct sentences. If you need assistance, free tutoring is available through Smarthinking. You can link to it under “Learning Resources” in your Table of Contents. It is the link, “Free Tutoring.” To receive assistance on how to write essays, you can refer to the Excelsior OWL.
4. Use APA citation guidelines. If you need assistance, please refer to either of the following online
Read Module Notes week 2
The Belmont Report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Retrieved from http://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/humansubjects/guidance/belmont.html
Rolling, JR., J.H. (2013) Art as social responsibility: Reframing critical thinking in art education as a basis for altruistic intent. Retrieved from http://pk4by7fa7h.search.serialssolutions.com/?genre=article&atitle=Art+as+Social+Response+and+Responsibility%3a+Reframing+Critical+Thinking
Universal ethical code for scientists. Retrieved from https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/universal-ethical-code-for-scientists
Essay1: Natural science, Ethics, and Critical Thinking Student: Professor: Institution: Course title: Date: Introduction Today nurses face ethical dilemmas that are more thought-provoking, confounding, and perfidious than before. The innovation in medical technology brought about these ethical dilemmas. This advancement of medical technology is geared towards prolonging life and authorized debates on patients` quality of life, patients` autonomy and what defines death. There is no other pressing ethical dilemma or issue that interrogates the roles of nurses and patients` treatments than physician assisted suicide (American Society of Registered Nurses, 2010). Physician assisted suicide happens when a physician provides patients with information on the means of ending their lives. This concept raises a number of ethical issues that include; patients` autonomy; do no harm; patients` quality of life and the meaning around acting on what is best for the patients. This issue also impacts the patient, the patients` family and the professions` integrity. Physician assisted suicide happens when the physician gives the patients a medical prescription of a lethal dose, and the patients would take the dose whenever they want. This essay will analyse the ethical dilemma on two perspectives of the ethical