Ever since the origin of the Hippocratic oath, medical ethics have been an issue of fascination and concern for society.

 

Although most of the medical ethics discussion nowadays seems to center around physician assisted suicide and abortion, these are just too narrow cases. Ethics in medicine are much broader than either of these issues, and there is some question about whether these are even the most important things.

It is important to look into because, as citizens of the 21st century, we are going to be faced with more perplexing questions about ethics in medicine than any other people the world has ever known.

For me, one of the most fascinating areas is bioethics healthcare. For the first time in history, medicine has the ability to screen and test for genetic diseases and, potentially, remove weaknesses and perceived weaknesses from the human species. This has some fascinating, wonderful, and terrifying implications.
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