Although the movie credited antineoplastons as the “most important discovery in cancer treatment – ever” (Burzynski), clinical evidence as well as dangerous results do not support this biased claim. Upon further research, the antineoplaston treatment did not follow proper protocol for the clinical trials, and the treatment was found to be dangerous in some cases. Because of these omissions, the documentary manipulates the viewer into believing its embellished claims. The real travesty is that Dr. Burzynski was selling false hope in a medicine bottle, and desperate families were willing to blindly take the treatment instead of seeking protection from the
Gress’s position is not morally legitimate, and the ethical principles of nonmaleficence, beneficence, and autonomy render it morally wrong. Paternalism is strongly present in this situation: the patients were not asked whether or not they would like to be informed of the new information that their doctor acquired. Furthermore, Dr. Gress stated that he had “an obligation not to notify them” (Munson 328); however, doctors have a duty to tell even the unfortunate truths to their patients. What Dr. Gress decided was, “on the basis of his own values, that he knows what is best for another person” (Week 2 Ppt Slide 2). Also, he was denying the patients’ autonomy.
David Feldshuh play, Miss Evers Boys depicts a fictionalized tale regarding the Tuskegee study. By analyzing the actions pertaining to the medical practitioners in the play, we can not only see that Feldshuh argues the dangers observed when physicians omit the truth from their patients regarding treatment, but also that strict adherence to standard medical conduct and the focus on the benefit of a greater good dehumanizes patients leading to outcomes that are parallel to those observed in Nazi Germany. Feldshuh characterizes the medical practitioners as possess vocations or jobs with strong connotations on adhering to the standard medical practices of the time. Nurse Evers’s first lines involve her reciting an oath, vocalizing the ideals
Therefore, the doctors surely could not be ethical if all they cared about were themselves. Others believe Charlie Gordon's doctors were ethical when performing the surgery on him. According to Arthur Dobrin's article "Five Steps to Better Ethical Decision Making," gathering the facts, making a prediction, identifying the facts, asking whether you could live with the choices you make, and explaining your reasons to others help people to make better ethical decisions . It is arguable the doctors asked all of these questions. The doctors did gather facts about the surgery while watching Algernon change.
Because exchange of property is a strict liability tort, the court feared that extending property rights to include organs would have a chilling effect on medical research. Laboratories doing research receive a large volume of medical samples and cannot be expected to know or discover whether somewhere down the line their samples were illegally obtained. Moore could sue only his doctor, nobody else, for failing to adequately inform him. Just one of many examples of the shortfalls of an informed consent. From a legal standpoint no one has the right to even touch, let alone treat another person without permission.
Although there are many positive aspects of medically assisted suicide, there are also many negative aspects. Those who disagree with assisted suicide feel as though it is unethical. How is it ever right for us to purposefully kill another human being. As a health care providers role, it is their duty to do whatever they can to maintain the wellness of their patient. According to 8 Main Pros and Cons of Legalizing Physician Assisted Suicide (2014), all health care providers must follow the Hippocratic Oath, which in it states that physicians are unable to give deadly medications to a patient, whether requested or not and they aren’t allowed to suggest it to a terminally ill patient either.
On the other hand, the description of Singer as the ‘Nazi’ is being applied because in a 2012 op-ed defending abortion, Singer claimed that “membership of the species Homo sapiens is not enough to confer a right to life.” He also mentioned that "Killing a disabled infant is not morally equivalent to killing a person. Very often it is not wrong at all” and thus his claims triggered the protest. There is criticism all over the world but Singer is given a compliment to be a top-notch thinker as he defences himself well by pointing out the misunderstands towards his point of views (Gensler. H,
This study caused a lot of psychological harm on the participants and all the participants were deceived and therefore couldn't give full consent to take part in the experiment. Milgram has defended his experiment saying that in follow up interviews, there was no evidence of any long-lasting psychological problems. This suggests that while participants were caused a lot of stress and anxiety while taking part in the study. The stress and anxiety inflicted on them had no long-lasting effect. another evaluation that can be a negative or positive of Milgram research is that it can be linked to the Holocaust.
Although “some people think that euthanasia shouldn’t be allowed…because it could be abused and used as a cover for murder” (BBC- ethics-euthanasia: Ethics…, 2014), the Hippocratic Oath obliges the doctors to preserve life and uphold specific standards. According to the article written by Gorman, the constant demand for euthanasia by many patients, states in America, such as California, Oregon, and a few other states, have proposed bills and passed laws that allows doctors to assist in euthanizing and be protected from any lawsuits that declares the action to be a misuse of authority and privileges. It has also been debated over that it is not giving the patient the right to die but instead allowing the third party the right to kill. In a biblical perspective, some may also consider it as unethical and sinful because “all life is sacred and it should be kept at all cost” (Argument for euthanasia, 2013). Therefore, many disapprove since it goes against the religious belief of a natural death.
Today’s health care professionals know that this is not the correct way of practicing. When researchers study diseases or conditions they look at many patients to confidently deduce a particular condition and how to treat it in different patients. (1) Evidence is always vital when it comes to medicines, it should be known how efficacious a medicine is based on evidence, possible contraindications as well as the adverse side effects. All this should be based on research and evidence which is always needed in order to provide the best possible pharmaceutical care to the patient. (1) Recent evidence suggests that three broad strategies based on the principles, strategies, and tactics of evidence-based medicine ' (EBM) can work.