ERIC Number: ED188400
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
What If I Don't Want to Play God?
Dobrin, Kelly Hykes; Yarnall, Gary Dean
The authors review technological advances in medicine, such as gene manipulation, amniocentesis, ultra sound, organ transplants, and cloning, and point out ethical and moral dilemmas resulting from such capabilities. Implications of overpopulation are briefly considered. The authors contend that the decision "to play God" has already been made, and that the challenge now is to increase understanding of the implications and accept responsibility for developing an ethical framework for decision making. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (58th, Philadelphia, PA, April, 1980, Session W-79).