How to maintain people’s happiness in a nation. Forum Question: Which of these four do you think a person or group of persons aiming to maximize the happiness of the most people would choose to implement for a nation? Is this the one you would choose? Why or why not?
3) The issue of medical paternalism might not seem such a big issue if sometimes doctors and medical practitioners did not seem to really go off into left field on occasion. I’d like you to consider this issue as you listen to the Radio Lab documentary Help! located at:
http://www.radiolab.org/story/117165-help/ (Links to an external site.)
The specific story you need need begins at minute 41 in the broadcast and goes to minute 56.
THE QUESTION: Is it ethical for medical professionals to deceive their patients if doing so could vastly improve their health or even save their life?
Hugh Herr intends to develop prosthetics that go beyond correcting for disabling conditions. He wants to create prosthetics that would allow the body to go beyond its natural limits. Would you place limits on surgical implantation of technological prosthetic enhancements? If you would place such limits where would you place them and why?
Now, consider the technologies (pharmaceutical and surgical) involved in sex reassignment procedures. Can you apply the ethical guidelines you developed for prosthetic enhancements to the technologies that alter gender?