You are a doctor in a government hospital. One of your lady friends got married in very rich and influential family. However, with passage of time you came to know that the family is very conservative as she visited you to seek your help in determining sex of the child at fetus stage. As her in-laws want a boy child to act as inheritor of the family. They have also ordered to abort the child if it is girl. Later her in-laws insisted hard and connected the doctor with the health minister on mobile phone. The minister said the doctor to help them in all possible manners without saying anything about the issue at hand. Thus reporting about the issue to police is waste. Answer the following questions: (a) What are the ethical dilemmas in the above case? (b) Do you think that your moral obligation also demands to help your friend? 10 marks

Mentor’s comment-

  • In the introduction discuss about the context of the question.
  • In the body explain that
    Sex ratio is an important social indicator measuring extent of prevailing equity between males and females in a society. Discuss that in the above case doctor is being persuaded or ordered to go for sex selective test by the Health Minister. The ethical dilemma will be whether to follow the medical and moral duty of saving a fetus or saving the friend in need from the pressure of her in-laws by accepting their demands or follow the orders of the seniors.
    Discuss the case involved – ethical dilemma and how as an ethical doctor you would do your duty.
  • Conclude by justifying your stand.
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Reply to  Parth Verma

Sir guide me regarding stakeholders involve how to start a case study I was waiting for your review

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Reply to  Parth Verma

Thank you sir