Collaborative Learning Community: Analysis of an
In your CLC group, select one of
the following three options and view the video related to your chosen topic (a
description of each is provided along with a link to access the electronic
Dilemma 1: Embryo Harvesting and Freezing/Genetic Manipulation
(Posthumous Conception Case)
Ethical issues related to case: .youtube.com/watch?v=EIenB7qgIVk”>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIenB7qgIVk
Washington Post article of Karen
Capato Case: .washingtonpost.com/2012-03-19/politics/35450022_1_karen-capato-robert-capato-survivor-benefitsUS”>http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2012-03-19/politics/35450022_1_karen-capato-robert-capato-survivor-benefitsUS
Supreme Court (2011) Ruling on
Capato Case: .supremecourt.gov/opinions/11pdf/11-159.pdf”>http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/11pdf/11-159.pdf
Description: Eighteen months after her husband, Robert
Capato, died of cancer, respondent Karen Capato gave birth to twins conceived
through in-vitro fertilization using her husband’s frozen sperm. Should
technology be used to create live posthumously?
of Medical / Pharmaceutical Products
Holding Back the Years? The Race to Slow the Aging Process .gcu.edu:2048/login?url=http://digital.films.com.library.gcu.edu:2048/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=12129&xtid=36189″>http://library.gcu.edu:2048/login?url=http://digital.films.com.library.gcu.edu:2048/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=12129&xtid=36189
While medical and paramedical industries have developed
products to address a wide variety of conditions related to aging, there is
growing concern from consumer groups and the medical community regarding
current marketing practices about the overuse of prescription and
non-prescription drugs and other treatments that provide limited or no medical
benefit. Older or aging patients often fall prey to marketing gimmicks
for treatments that fail to produce the stated results. The industry, however,
argues that these treatments are revolutionary in relieving suffering.
Consider the ethical dilemmas of this case. What are the
possible ethical dilemmas and implications?
Dilemma 3: Voluntary/Assisted Euthanasia
Death: Who Chooses? Who Controls? A Dialogue between Dax Cowart and Robert Burt
a multi-part assignment spanning Topics 4 and 5 in the course.
is a group assignment. Group members will select one of the dilemmas listed
above and write a 750-1,000-word paper. Please review the full paper criteria
listed in the assignment description in LoudCloud.
is an individual assignment in which students will conduct an interview about
the ethical dilemma with a hospital administrator, a spiritual leader, a health
care colleague, and a neighbor/friend. Although the work is done individually,
the interview responses are used in Part Three. Students should discuss within
their CLC group to determine who will be responsible for interviewing the
hospital administrator, the spiritual leader, the health care colleague, and
the neighbor/friend. Please review the full interview criteria listed in the assignment
description in LoudCloud.
Three is the culminating submission for the multi-part assignment. The group
will write a 750-1,000-word paper with a resolution to the ethical dilemma. The
paper will incorporate interview responses from the individual work done in
Part II and the group’s research. Please review the full paper criteria listed
in the assignment description in LoudCloud.