Comparison Between Bioethics And Reasoning Thinking

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When we talk about bioethics we are basically saying what is and isn’t ethical, usually in a health care setting. Bioethics is a very important subject to become familiar with when planning to work in a healthcare setting. Critical thinking is an important aspect in everyone’s life. The question is do they correlate with each other? Bioethics has a lot of similarities to critical thinking, because in bioethics you have to use critical thinking in order to determine what is and isn’t ethical. Bioethics discusses a lot of controversial topics and asks a lot of questions about things such as patient rights, confidentiality, physician assisted suicide and many more. Without using critical thinking skills you would not be able to begin to answer these types of questions. Is this stuff ethical? You first have to see both sides of the story and evaluate the arguments before you. Evaluating an argument, well doesn’t that sound familiar, it’s because it is something that we have learned this semester about critical thinking and happens to be a very important component. So basically, I am saying that bioethics does correlate with critical thinking because I believe that you can’t begin to understand bioethics topics without it.
Bioethics can be considered something that rejects appeals to authority as a foundation for truth (Baumgarten). The fact is that everything said by someone of authority should not make it worthy of acceptance nor does it make it true (Baumgarten). Things that may not be ethical can usually have an appeal to popularity which according to our textbook is when a belief about an issue is based on the popularity of that issue (Vaughn, 2013). However, one should not believe something just because it is a popular topic. ...

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...our hands. Critical thinking and ethical thinking are both very important in the health care field.
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