Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) initiative discussion post
April 2, 2020
Legislative Matrix
April 2, 2020

Complete your Week 1 required discussion prompt.

· In your own words, describe the primary difference between consequentialist and non-consequentialist approaches to ethics.

· Choose one of the major theories associated with consequentialism: what objections might be made to this theory?

· Choose one of the major theories associated with non-consequentialism: what objections might be made to this theory?

· In addition to your main response, you must also post substantive responses to at least two of your classmates’ posts in this thread. Your response should include elements such as follow-up questions, further exploration of topics from the initial post, or requests for further clarification or explanation on some points made by the classmates.

Complete your Week 2 required discussion prompt.

· In your own words, describe the difference between euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide.

· Select an argument for or against either euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide. How would you defend your argument?

· In addition to your main response, you must also post substantive responses to at least two of your classmates’ posts in this thread. Your response should include elements such as follow up questions, further exploration of topics from the initial post, or requests for further clarification or explanation on some points made by the classmates.

Complete your Week 3 required discussion prompt.

This week, we are learning about issues surrounding human genetics and eugenics, including stem cell research, cloning, and genetic testing and treatment.

· Choose and describe a scientific technique or practice related to genetics and eugenics. Provide the rationale behind the use of this technique or practice.

· Discuss your thoughts and ideas regarding the technique or practice. Is it ever justifiable? Why or why not?

Complete your Week 4 required discussion prompt.

Animal research is a necessary practice in the world of medical research, allowing scientists to develop life-saving interventions and to spot catastrophic problems before new techniques or products make their way to actual patients. However, this does not mean that we should deny that there are serious ethical issues involved.

Animal testing is not a pretty or pleasant process. It causes pain and suffering to animal subjects, and legitimate cases of abuse have been uncovered by animal rights groups. Consequently, the practice should be tightly regulated, and alternative methods should be employed whenever possible.

· Discuss a specific research study involving animals that had ethical issues.

· What were the ethical issues involved?

· What could have been done to conduct the research study differently to avoid these ethical issues?

 

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