Select one of the following ethical issues in healthcare from the following choices:
Gender selection in human embryos Stem cell transplants Foregoing curative medical treatment due to religious beliefs Futility of care Abortion after six months. If no topic listed here is of interest to you, contact your instructor for permission to consider a different topic.
Conduct research on your chosen topic. Based on your research, provide the history of the issue from a legal, ethical, and moral perspective. In your paper address the following questions:
Do the consequences of actions always direct what is morally required? What should happen when two principles come into conflict? For example, should patient autonomy be considered more important than beneficence? Defend your position. Are moral and ethically rules always binding, or are they only guidelines to be assessed in each case? Defend your position.