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Topic: Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance.
7) What do you understand by bioethics? Deliberate issues related to bioethics in India. (250 words)
Ethics by Lexicon publications.
Why this question:
The question is based on the concept of Bio- ethics and the associated issues in India.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must first elaborate what do you understand by Bio-ethics, issues associate with it in India ranging from Euthanasia to stem cell research. Such questions are best answered with aid of suitable examples.
Deliberate – Clarify the topic by giving a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.
Structure of the answer:
Start with importance of ethics in general, and bio ethics in specific.
Discuss how bio ethics is equally essential as any other variant.
Quote examples from India where bioethics comes in conflict – Euthanasia, Stem cell research, Relaxed norms for clinical trials, Abortion etc.
Discuss each of it with suitable and recent case study and elaborate on importance of Bio- ethics.
Conclude that each situation has a derived prospect of bio-ethics attached to it and we have to negotiate with many factors. Before we really come with a final solution. There are Scientific, Technological, Economic, Political, Social, Religious, Cultural factors.The Bioethicist in the modern age should be sensitive to all these factors that play important roles in shaping Ethical values and principles in modern societies.