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What is Bioethics?
Bioethics is a subfield of ethics that explores ethical questions related to the life sciences
What are the three widely known and accepted ethical considerations?
1. Respect for persons
2. Minimizing harms while maximizing benefits
3. Fairness
How can scientific facts aid in making an ethical decision?
Useful in helping determine the harms and benefits of the decision.
Who are the "stakeholders"
The people that are affected (either emotionally, physically, economically, etc) by an ethical decision
What are the four key questions used to clarify the issues involved in making an ethical decision?
1. What is the ethical question?
2. What are the relevant facts?
3. Who or what could be affected by the way the question gets resolved?
4.What are the relevant ethical considerations?
Apart from ethical questions, what other types of questions may arise from making an ethical decision?
There can be legal, scientific, or personal preference questions.
How can social science facts aid in making an ethical decision?
They can help you understand the available choices.
When do ethical questions arise?
When individuals or a group might be harmed or unfairly disadvantaged in a situation.
How can you distinguish cultural matters from ethical matters?
Cultural matters are matters of preference, custom or habit.
What should you do with the interests of stakeholder/stakeholders?
Prioritize them with justification