For this assignment, you will be creating a PowerPoint presentation. Three cases are listed below. For each case, you will provide a background and then apply at least the 4 basic ethical principles reviewed thus far in the course; you may research and apply additional ones. For each principle, explain why it was violated in this case. If you do not believe that the principle was violated, explain why. This should not be opinion, but should be your analysis of the cases and the principles; do not use first person.
Your slides should be in presentation format and your text should be in your speaker’s notes. You must include speaker’s notes. Remember to cite your sources.

You will need to research the cases below. Be sure that you are using reliable sources for your information; peer-reviewed articles, academic books, government web pages and documents. You may use newspaper articles, but these should not be your principle and only source to discuss an individual case.

The Tuskegee Experiment

Henrietta Lacks and the development of the HeLa cell line

Nazi Medical Experiments

Conduct additional research to gather sufficient information to support your analysis.

Your presentation should have at least 6 slides, as well as a cover slide and reference slide.

Support your presentation with peer-reviewed articles, and use at least 6 references. For additional information on how to recognize peer-reviewed journals, see

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healthcare ethics

1.    come up with a healthcare ethical issue, take a position for or against it and argue your position. By way of examples, healthcare ethical issues to write about include but are not limited to: (i) right to die, (ii) vaccination, (iii) the right to refuse medical treatment, (iv) abortion, (v) paternalism, (vi) the right to healthcare, and (vii) informed consent.


2.       Apply two of the following principles: nonmaleficence, beneficence, justice, or autonomy.


3.       Your essay must be 3 pages, double spaced, 11 font.


4.       No outside material accepted.  Use only material directly from the textbook. Principles of Biomedical Ethics by Beauchamp and Childress


5.       Write succinctly and with a style of your own. Argue: justify, justify, justify.


6.       APA or MLA are both acceptable, and the paper must adopt one of the two. Include a separate cover and reference page. Include in-text citations for all direct and indirect quotations (I treat this very strictly). Reference page for APA, Bibliography for MLA.


7.       Word Doc files only, please. Submit everything as a single file.


8.       Failure to write in an essay format (introduction, body and conclusion) will result in a grade of zero.  Writing in a block paragraph will receive no credit.

healthcare ethics

three questions 150words short answers each.

(i)                 Make an argument reflecting your position on cases such as Tarasoff, in which a therapist or other mental health professional is told by a patient, in confidence, about that patient’s desire or intent to harm another person. Based on your understanding of the rule of confidentiality, its role in the professional–patient relationship, and the principles it reflects, along with other principles or rules that may possibly be used to justify its being overridden, do you think that it should be obligatory for a therapist or other professional to report a patient’s threats to authorities and/or to the person against whom the threats have been made? Should it be permitted, if not obligatory? Should it be forbidden? Why?


(ii)               Four doctors—a utilitarian, a Kantian, a rights theorist, and a virtue theorist—are working simultaneously in an emergency room. What tasks might each gravitate toward or be most proficient in? What patients with what conditions might prefer to have one of these doctors directly overseeing their case as opposed to another? Which doctor might the patients want to be overseeing the entire emergency room?

(iii)             Is moral change possible? Draw on your reading from Beauchamp and Childress, but make your own argument for why or why not.

healthcare ethics

two questions 150 words each

(i)                 Describe how paternalism presents a conflict between two (or more) moral principles, and distinguish between hard paternalism and soft paternalism.


(ii)               You are on an ethics advisory committee that has been tasked with developing a policy for determining who receives organs through cadaveric organ transplantation. In your proposal address such questions as the relevant material principle(s) of justice that you are using (and their relative priority), as well as whether (or in what cases) citizenship is a relevant criterion for being admitted to transplantation waiting lists.