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Medical Ethics Bioethics comprise every possible aspect of health care medical moral social political religious legal and financial Weiss 3 This includes the questions raised by new research It takes a look at the results of that research that is used on patients It takes into consideration contemporary ideas of personal freedom and human dignity It deals with growth in medical services available in the United States and the sky rocketing cost Bioethics also deals with the medical advances in technology that has reshaped traditional medical ethics Medical ethics have changed drastically over a period of years From old commandments to new commandments guidelines that provide structural framework classic experiments that challenge that framework or even how things are defined in medical ethics Medical progress goes on and the perils of progress must be heeded Leone 165 Changing times have in turn changed our codes of ethics There are five old commandments of ethics and five new commandments of ethics These commandments come from many years of heavily advised dictates from various people A commandment by definition is a dictate or a strongly advised piece of advice Halsey 201 The first traditional commandment is Treat all human life as of equal worth Singer 190 This statement is very difficult to follow almost no person believes this statement whole-heartedly The statement makes more sense on paper or just being heard but its application in life is almost impossible to ensure In comparison to the first old ethic the first new ethic states Recognize that the worth of human life varies Singer 190 This statement allows for variation and livability in society It gives way for someone to say if a person is a vegetable has no vital capabilities this persons life is of no worth anymore Without this sort of change in todays advancing civilization it would make it ethically wrong to pull the plug Rothstein 1698 The next commandment of old
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