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QUESTION 1

One of the strengths of Virtue Ethics is that it provides us with explicit guidance in deciding how to act in particular circumstances.

True

False

QUESTION 2

More than one answer may be correct. (Hint: More than one of these is correct!) The Doctrine (Principle) of Double Effect allows the moral permissibility of:

A.

A mother aborting a pregnancy that was the result of a rape.

B.

A doctor performing a life-saving surgery on a pregnant woman where the intent is to save the life of the mother but the death of the fetus is a foreseen consequence of the procedure.

C.

A woman wantonly getting pregnant so she can get an abortion to make a political statement.

D.

A doctor injecting a terminally ill patient with morphine where the intent is to relieve the patient's pain but a foreseen consequence is hastening the patient's death.

QUESTION 3

Nonmaleficence requires that the physician not subject her patient to any risks at all.

True

False

QUESTION 4

A patient is unable to exercise full autonomy if her physician only tells her about one of several treatment options for her condition.

True

False

QUESTION 5

Mary Anne Warren endorses a distinction between what is genetically human and what is morally human.

True

False

QUESTION 6

Don Marquis argues that the wrongness of killing adult human beings (as well as human fetuses) is primarily due to the fact that killing deprives the victim of a valuable future.

True

False

QUESTION 7

Dax Cowart now believes his doctors were right to continue his life-saving treatment in spite of his requests for them to let him die.

True

False

QUESTION 8

Assigning degrees of urgency to patients wounded in a disaster (triage) and distributing limited medical resources based on who needs them most is a practice best supported by which ethical theory?

A.

Kantian Ethics

B.

Utilitarianism

C.

Care Ethics

D.

Natural Law Theory

QUESTION 9

Rule Utilitarianism holds that the principle of utility should be applied on a case-by-case basis, to particular acts in particular circumstances.

True

False

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Bunny Greenfelder
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