Addresses Course Outcomes: recognize the ethical issues inherent in medicine, scientific research, and governmental policy-making and use critical thinking and sound reasoning to communicate these issues to stakeholders and interested parties

Addresses Course Outcomes: recognize the ethical issues inherent in medicine, scientific research, and governmental policy-making and use critical thinking and sound reasoning to communicate these issues to stakeholders and interested parties demonstrate an understanding of ethical standards and comply with regulations, policies, and guidelines in scientific practices and professional conduct critically evaluate scientific literature and various multi-media to validate findings in the context of currently accepted ethical standards of integrity, honesty, and fairness Overview In this paper, you will select an ethics issue from among the topics below. You must gather background information and provide analysis, using the requirements below as your guide: Explain the topic (20%) Why the topic or issue is controversial (25%) Is the controversy justified? Why or why not? (20%) Summarize current research about the issue and at least two credible sources. At least one reference source should discuss the issue from a pro and the other should discuss from a con perspective. (20%) Cite references in APA format (15%) Topics may include: Research on animals Medical Research on prisoners or ethnic minorities Patient rights and HIPAA Torture of military prisoners Off-shore oil drilling and the potential threat to biodiversity Development in emerging nations and its impact on biodiversity Stem cell research Healthcare Accessibility: Right or privilege Genetically modified organisms Genetic testing and data sharing Reproductive rights Pesticides and Agriculture Organ transplants and accessibility Assisted Suicide Medicinal use of controlled substances/illicit drugs