The Issue Of The Medical Field Essay

1080 Words Dec 2nd, 2016 5 Pages
I chose to talk about topic six, breakthroughs in medicine. I chose this topic because not only does this affect me, it also greatly affects everyone else in the world. We can do amazing things now with our new medicine and technology. We can do almost impossible things, but there is a fine line between what is right and what is wrong. Some people might not think that there is anything wrong with what we are doing in the medical field. I believe that most of what we are doing is good and helpful, but some of the things we do now are unethical to me. My first thought when I hear breakthroughs in the medical field is that we have greatly increased our life spans and we have also gained knowledge on what is healthy and what is unhealthy to eat. My second thought is that we can make peoples lives better with the technology we now possess. My last thought isn’t as good as the two before it. My last thought is to all the lives of unborn children that are being aborted because we have the technology to do so. My first thought, like I said before, is that we have greatly increased our life spans over the past 30 years. “The dramatic increase in average life expectancy during the 20th century ranks as one of society’s greatest achievements. Although most babies born in 1900 did not live past age 50, life expectancy at birth now exceeds 83 years” (National Institute on Aging, 2011). We have achieved this with new medicine, technology, and healthier lifestyles. All of these things…

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