Life Support Technology by dfhercbml

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									                                       BIOLOGY 3201                                               26

                           Unit I: Maintaining Dynamic Equilibrium II

                                    Life Support Technology

The nervous system and the endocrine system are both vital to maintaining homeostasis in the
human body. Today, technology has been developed to artificially return homeostasis for a
system that is not working properly. Technology can be used to replace breathing and restore
hormone balance. Consider the following moral and ethical issues:

   Should life support be used to keep an individual alive if they have no chance of recovery?




   Should life support be used to keep an individual alive if it is a temporary measure?




   Would you create a living will for yourself?

								
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