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Analysis of Ethical Dilemma

Analysis of Ethical Dilemma

Dilemma 3: Voluntary/Assisted Euthanasia

Dax Case 1


The Terry Schiavo Documentary

1) The quality of life for two individuals has been dramatically affected following traumatic events. What are the ethical implications in the scenarios? What response should be given to the patient and family in response to their requests for assisted euthanasia? Write a formal paper of 750-1,000 words identifying important components of the topic. Include the following:

a) A description of the topic and related ethical implications:

i) Obligations to your profession and work as a nurse.

ii) Laws regarding this topic.

iii) Stake holders in this scenario.

b) A summary of the impact on social values, morals, norms, and nursing practice.

c) An explanation of how an ethical theory and/or ethical principle might be applied to address the chosen topic.

2) Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

Outlines for Assignment (Analysis of an Ethical Dilemma)


i) Story of real life incidence when a patient refused treatment and asked for voluntary or assisted death

ii) What do healthcare professional organizations like ANA, and others say about Euthanasia.

iii) Patients rights (subjects like)

A) Beneficence and Nonmaleficence

B) Freedom

C) Autonomy

D) Justice

iv) Nurses responsibility and state laws

v) Euthanasia and ethics

vi) How do different religion think about Euthanasia

vii) Concept theories of Euthanasia

viii) Conclusion

Last Updated on February 11, 2019

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