Look through the sites provided, then research additional resources online and answer the questions listed below.
After reviewing various opinions on the subject you
chose, consider the ethical issues involved in the case. Who represents
each side, and what is the primary argument of each group? After you
have researched the issue outside the realm of these advocacy sites,
answer the questions below.
Possible Additional Sources
Try the following databases, accessible through the Online Library (for directions, see the Web Research Guidelines) for more information on the topics. Alternately, use your own sources for additional information.
- HealthSource: Consumer
- HealthSource: Nursing
- Newspaper Source?
- Primary Source?
Post the fruits of your research to this thread by answering the following questions:
Which criteria did you apply when assessing the sites?
Were you able to find quality sources for the arguments you researched?
Once you learned more about the person/group behind the argument found
on the site, how did it alter your perspective of the information you
How do the arguments of the opposing groups compare?
Are the points well-thought out? Do they map to any ethical style you
have learned about so far? Is one group’s argument stronger than the
other (no matter which side you take)? How could each side improve its
argument? Given the information you found outside of the advocacy sites,
do you have any more thoughts on the methods used by each side?