Why Is Charlie Gordon Unethical

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Charlie Gordon is a none smart, caring person, living in New York. He has a desirer to be smart and fit in with the world around him. He is 37 years old, with an IQ of 68. Two doctors get him though a surgery to make him smart. They acted un-ethically toward Charlie while going though this preacher. To be ethic is to know, and use your virtues.
Charlie Gordon doctors did not act ethically when they preformed the surgery to make him smarter. They didn’t inform him on many mishaps that could happen during the procedure, or many other things. They failed to inform him what the out come could be in every case. The doctors were most care of the procedure, that they didn’t care to tell or warn Charlie in any sort of way. "Ethics refers to well-founded standards of right and wrong that prescribe what humans ought to do, usually in terms of rights, obligations, benefits to society, fairness, or specific virtues." Patients have rights to know the risk when going though such a surgery, especially one with such a life changing effect. The doctor treated Charlie Gordon as a test subject and not a human being. They failed Algernon by causing him death. They failed Charlie by not keeping his intelligent that he got him his surgery. Charlie was treated as Algernon. Algernon was a mouse, and Charlie is a human being, …show more content…

The doctors didn’t inform Charlie about the surgery anything what so ever. They didn’t tell him about the risk or what could go wrong doing the procedure. They treated Charlie as a lab rad, which he is not. They had no respect for Charlie or his well being and only cared about their research. Charlie as a patient has the right to be treated as one, not a test subject. Charlie Gordon went though surgery, many test, and research, the doctors that research him acted un-ethically though out the whole procedure, and those are the reason

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