Ethics is the study of ascertaining how people make decisions between right and wrong which constitutes an ethical dilemma. Bioethics deals with the ethical issues relating to scientific research and related technologies. It promotes careful deliberation of thought and analysis, and not about convincing people of a particular viewpoint or idea. Through this survey, the ICBC, wants to identify the bioethical topics that concern people today.
Some questions we struggle with daily include:
- Should legal highs be allowed in NZ?
- What are the benefits and harms of fluoridation?
- What about vaccination?
- Who owns embryos … can I donate for a fee if it helps a childless couple?
- Is it alright to withdraw life support to granddad who is dying of cancer?
- Do modern technologies prolong life or prolong dying?
- Is informed consent applicable for patients under the mental health act?
- How can we reconcile faith and science?
- How does our understanding of God affect our thinking on bioethics?
We would like to obtain your feedback to help us understand the needs of our constituents regarding bioethics. Would you kindly take a couple of minutes to fill out this short survey? To maintain anonymity, no personal names or contact information will be collected. Be assured that the data will be kept confidentially and will only be used for evaluation purposes.
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