Discussion Questions

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Discussion Questions

Chapter 1 Theory of Healthcare Ethics

1. Why should you have a foundation in ethics if you are involved in health care? Are you not already a good person?
2. How can you use the tenets of natural law in your practice of health care?

3. Why is virtue ethics advocated as the best model for persons who work in healthcare professions? Does this argument succeed in helping manage inevitable ethical dilemmas?
4. Why is deontology still important in contemporary healthcare practice? How can you use the categorical imperative to make decisions in today’s healthcare practice?

5. How does utilitarianism affect healthcare decision making? Do you think this theory will be useful for making decisions about future issues?
6. How does Rawls’s theory connect to the movement for healthcare reform? How would Nozick argue against it?

Chapter 2 Principles of Healthcare Ethics

1. What do you think is the most important principle for clinical healthcare professionals? Explain?

2. Why is beneficence a more complex principle than nonmaleficence?
3. Why is respecting autonomy so important to the future of health care?

4. Why is justice in health care more complicated than just doing what is fair?
5. How can the reflective equilibrium model assist you in making practical ethical decisions in the future?

Please cite questions from book:
Health Care Ethics Critical Issues for the 21st century, third edition by Eileen E. Morrison and Beth Furlong

Questions are coming from chapter 1 and 2 in book.

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