2 postsRe: Topic 2 DQ 2
According to my world view a person is the most beautiful and unique creation of the God. He made human being in his image. Only human person is blessed with qualities which help them to do good and make this world beautiful place to live. Human being is a superior creation of the God who has given authority and capability to take care of other creations of God which includes all living beings either human being or animal, and surrounding environment. I believe that human being is image of God and God is present in each human being so everyone should be treated with equal respect and dignity. God never did any discrimination, he made all human structure same, he blessed everyone with brain, lungs all other necessary organs to live and he always take care of everyone without discrimination. Everyone has access to his water, air, soil and all other natural resources regardless of physical appearance, gender, color or race. his/her. Human is the only species blessed with brain to think and make right choices and follows dignity and ethics to live an ideal life for himself and for other.
About Bioethical issues, such as abortion, I am completely against the abortion if it is just because of gender choice, as it very common in developing countries where families or couple abort their girl child in order to keep family size small and full fill their desires for boy. It is inhuman act and its not acceptable at any cost. Abortion might be right choice for them who are unable to take care or provide them life which a human being deserves because of their own physical or mental incapacity or if there is possibility of major health concerns of unborn baby. Designer babies is totally a new term, have not heard much about it. But according to name it gives me the feeling that is should not be acceptable, it is against the God’s law, he creates human the best he thinks should be. So, human have no rights to play with God’s creation. Human embryonic stem cell (hESC) research is ethically and politically controversial because it involves the destruction of human embryos. As embryo has full potential to develop as a human being when it is implanted into a women’s uterus. So, again I feel that it is against God’s law who created this whole universe.
Grand Canyon University. (Ed). (2020). Practicing dignity: An introduction to Christian values and decision making in health care. Retrieved from https://lc.gcumedia.com/phi413v/practicing-dignity-an-introduction-to-christian-values-and-decision-making-in-health-care/v1.1/#/chapter/2
Lo, B., & Parham, L. (2009). Ethical issues in stem cell research. Endocrine reviews, 30(3), 204–213. https://doi.org/10.1210/er.2008-0031
In my worldview, the value of a person is found in God as God puts a high value on humankind. God created humans in His image, having not the physical characteristics of God but his characters. Out of God’s many creations, He places a great value on humanity. The value God places on us started from creating man in His image and likeness. Even when the first man Adam sinned against God, God went all the way out looking for how to restore man’s relationship to Himself. That is why God gave us Jesus His son to bear the sins of humankind in order for us to be saved. God values us, and He loves us so much and expects us to love one another too. The bible records in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” God expects us to value and cherish human life the same way He values it.
Questions on controversial bioethical issues are quite difficult to answer especially being a Christian and a nurse in the health care industry, where I am drawn between my belief in God, the ethics of the nursing profession, and patients’ rights. As a Christian, I view abortion as murder, killing unborn infants since life starts at conception and not when a baby is born. Usually, the first heartbeat is heard at six weeks of gestation, and the heartbeat implies that life is present. So, terminating this life while in the womb is against God’s will. Every unborn baby deserves a right to be born and live since they are also created by God and His image. Some individuals may think differently on this matter, and as a nurse, I must respect their rights and choices. Some occasions necessitate that a baby’s life is terminated if it will be a life-threatening experience for the mother; on such events, the mother’s decision is respected.
My worldview on ethical issues such as designers’ babies and stem cell research is that these two show an improvement in science in decreasing the chances of transmitting genetic disorders and diseases to babies and the next generation in general and providing treatment for terminal illnesses like cancer.
Grand Canyon University (Ed). (2020). Practicing dignity: An introduction to Christian values and decision making in health care. Retrieved from https://lc.gcumedia.com/phi413v/practicing-dignity-an-introduction-to-christian-values-and-decision-making-in-health-care/
Each week, I will ask everyone to complete a specific Classroom Assessment Tool (CAT) that helps me gauge how well you are learning a key component of that week’s new information. You may complete the CAT within this DQ, and it will count as a participation post. You do still need to answer the DQ directly, of course, for points.
Here is this week’s CAT:
The Christian view of Imago Dei has implications during each stage of a person’s life. Please briefly describe in one or two sentences what the “sacredness of human life made in the image of God” means in the case of:
- The unborn child
- The disabled infant
- The troubled teenager
- The addicted adult
- The mentally limited, incontinent, very old person