Philosophy 229: Medical Ethics: Schedule of Presentations

Physician Patient Relations
W: 2/9: Tracy Bruzewski, John Morris, Dan O'Rourke
Human and Animal Experimentation
W: 2/16: Dylan Mandeville, Nicolle, Zawlinski, Shawn Grant, Kate Juilleret
Mental Illness
W: 2/23: Melissa Strikulis, Sara Stone, Amanda Browne, Dia Brooks
Death and Decisions to Sustain Life
W: 3/8: Mark Reid, Tracie Lentz, Kerri Wendling, Heather Myers
Right to Die: Euthanasia
W: 3/15: Jacob Swidorski, Jessica Kotas, Alicia Kelley, Jen Dulz
Fetal Rights: Abortion
W: 3/22: Mindy Waller, Mason Koffman, Dana Boyer, Tracey Monterosso
Genetics and Human Reproduction
W: 3/29: Heather Hertema, Liz Knochel, Sara Rosenthal, Dawn Vokes
Social Justice and Health Care Policy
W: 4/5: Buck Geno, Adam Blair, Laurie Rodgers, Amanda McKinnon
M: 4/10: Molly Zimmerman, Heather Venema, Krissy Collins
 
 
SURVEY RESULTS            
Question AGREE agree Neither disagree DISAGREE Total
Physicians should always tell their patients the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. 11 16 5 2 0 36
Medical professionals have duties to society (and perhaps others) that sometimes should trump patient rights 0 5 17 9 3 -10
Medical experiments that harm people or animals should be banned. 1 8 12 12 1 -4
Declaring people "mentally ill" has more to do with enforcing social conformity and controlling social deviance than with science or medicine. 1 8 14 10 1 -2
Everything possible should be done to preserve the life of every patient for as long as possible unless they themselves request otherwise. 5 12 6 11 0 11
Active euthanasia should be legalized. 1 15 11 3 4 6
Abortion should banned entirely. 3 4 6 15 6 -17
Those who desire children should be free to use whatever reproductive technologies exist to have the sorts of children they desire. 0 3 7 20 4 -25
Everyone is entitled to adequate medical treatment regardless of poverty or nationality: it's a basic human right. 14 16 2 2 0 42