Issue
Article Subject
Medicine
Abstract

We are living in a biological revolution where the incredible powers bestowed on us by the advancement
of science and technology have made it clear that the major social problems in the century and the next will have
significant scientific components associated with them. Thus in a very real sense these developments have and
will continue to have enormous implications for ethics, as they force use to go back and reconsider our older
concepts of life and death, and ultimately, What it means to be human ? A century ago, the only challenge to
medicine in general was to save life. The responsibilities of medicine is thus three- fold: 1. To generate scientific
knowledge and teach it to others. 2. To use the knowledge for the health of an individual or a whole community.
3. And to judge the moral and ethical import of each medical act ’that directly affects another human being. The
last is very significant for us. It raises the question in which manner will man survive? In response to this a
specially called Bio-medical ethics has emerged, concerned exclusively with relating both science and philosophy
to the fundamental problems of the purpose and meaning of life. In seeking to find solutions to the plethora of
ethical problems in contemporary medicine-Abortion, eugenics, transplantation, human and genetic engineering,
genetic screening, human experimentation, euthanasia and physical manipulation of the brain-pharmacological
abuses etc .It deals with concepts of freedom and justice the nature of man and science ,human rights, political,
and social ideology

Keywords
diagnosis
Disease
treatment
Bio-Medical Ethics
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