Bioethics and Case Study Worksheets
Ethical Theories Worksheet
Propose a solution to the following scenario using each of the five ethical theories presented in this module. Explain how your solution aligns with the major ideas within each theory.
Scenario: There is a pandemic of a contagious disease. In the United States, there is only enough of the vaccine to cover 70% of the population. How do you determine who gets the vaccine?
|b. Rights-based ethics|
|c. Duty-based ethics|
|d. Justice-based ethics|
|e. Virtue-based ethics|
Consider the same scenario, but explain what process you would need to add to your solution to protect the bioethics principles.
Section II Resources:
You will use the following case study to complete the worksheet below:
- Surgery: Iturralde v. Hilo Medical Center USA
- Hawaiian jury finds doctor liable for inserting screwdriver in patient’s spine (Supplemental
Describe the Case Worksheet
|Issue (What facts and circumstances brought these parties to court?)|
|● Who are the parties in this case:
plaintiff and defendant?
|● What facts and circumstances brought these parties to court?|
|● Is the court deciding a question of fact—i.e., are the parties in dispute over what happened?
Or is it a question of law—i.e., is the court unsure which rule to apply to these facts?
|● Which facts of the case raise issues?|
|● What are the nonissues?|