1. Compare and contrast an ethical system based on evaluating the utility of one’s actions (utilitarianism) versus an ethical system based on respect for persons (one’s duty to others in consideration of their rational nature; deontology). 2. Describe a situation in which ethical analyses using these systems lead to conflicting conclusions and describe your method of achieving a meaningful resolution.
Do you know anyone who is color blind? Is this person male or female? Which colors did the person have difficulty distinguishing? What types of cues do color blind people use to distinguish colors? If you don’t know a color blind individual, do some research for answers to these questions. Be sure to include the source of your information.
Mr. P. F., a 68-year-old man, is admitted to the medical intensive care unit from the emergency department with respiratory failure and hypotension. His history is significant for type 2 diabetes mellitus, steroid-dependent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, peripheral vascular disease, and cigarette and alcohol abuse. His medications at home include glipizide, prednisone, and Combivent. In the emergency department he received a single dose of ceftriaxone and etomidate for intubation. On exam he is intubated, on pressure-controlled ventilation, and receiving normal saline at 200 mL/hr and dopamine at 8 mcg/kg/min. His blood pressure is 86/50 mm Hg; heart rate, 126 beats/min; […]