Medical Ethics – Accounts of Ground Breaking cases, 6 Edition. by Gregory E. Pence
This week, we are going to return to the topic of death. The first time we spoke about this topic, we explored physician assisted suicide. This week, we are going to look at how we make decisions for those who can no longer decide for themselves.
Read Chapter 2 and 13 and at least ONE of the other cases that involve individuals who are in comas or who are mentally ill or elderly and incompetent (unable to make decisions for themselves).
Take the viewpoint of Society or Government or Families or Individuals and discuss the rights, responsibilities and bioethics involved in discontinuing life sustaining treatment at the end of life.
Please use source: Book: Medical Ethics – Accounts of Ground Breaking cases, 6 Edition. by Gregory E. Pence
Respond to the other 2 students with your own opinion and comments 2-3 sentences each: