Bioethics and The New Science of Addiction
Students use a Bioethics Organizer worksheet to consider a bioethical dilemma from the perspective of a stakeholder. Use the Decision-Making Model with either the Bioethics Scenario: Addiction Vaccine (print) or ethical dilemmas you and your class generate using the Challenges and Issues in Addiction webpage (online) in The New Science of Addiction: Genetics and the Brain module.Learning Objectives
- Advances in science and technology often create ethical, legal and social issues that must be addressed by society.
- There are numerous stakeholders involved in any bioethical dilemma, each with their own unique perspective.
- New understanding of addiction as a brain disease with a genetic component may lead to new treatment and prevention strategies that carry with them ethical, legal and social implications.
Bioethics Scenario: Addiction Vaccine (optional)