Euthanasia Question Discussion
Euthanasia Question Discussion
In your initial discussion post, address the questions associated with your assigned option. Include the option number in the subject/title line of your post. You must use at least two scholarly sources in your post. Your initial post should be at least 250 words.Option 1: Patient Rights-Euthanasia
For this option, you will take a look at the ethics surrounding euthanasia (intentionally ending a life to relieve pain or suffering) and the right to live versus right to die arguments that were present within the Teri Schiavo and Karen Ann Quinlan cases. To being, view the Craig Ewart at Dignitas (Switzerland), The Terri Schiavo Story, and the Euthanasia-Whose life is it, anyway? videos. Then, research and discuss the topic of euthanasia. For your initial post, pick one case (either Teri Schiavo or Karen Ann Quinlan) and one side of the argument (either right to live or right to die) and explain how you would have handled this particular case differently in order to protect the patient. Your initial post must be a minimum of 250 words.Option 1 Required Response: Regardless of your personal beliefs, respond to your classmate’s post by considering the opposite side of their argument. Explain what the other side’s logic was in relation to the same case your classmate chose (e.g., if your classmate selected right to live, give the rationale behind the right to die argument for that case). Each response must be a minimum of 100 words.
Preview YouTube video Craig Ewert – Assisted Suicide in Switzerland
Craig Ewert – Assisted Suicide in Switzerland
Preview YouTube video The Terri Schiavo Story
The Terri Schiavo Story
Preview YouTube video Euthanasia – Whose Life Is It, Anyway? (with subs)
Euthanasia – Whose Life Is It, Anyway? (with subs)
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