Prepare a two page paper analyzing the key issues in this case and stating a recommendation. Be sure to include the following steps in your analysis.
Identify the dilemma. What morals are involved? What morals are in conflict?
Get as much information as possible about the dilemma. Often this step is taken too quickly without enough solid and detailed information, leading to bad decisions.
Talk with other healthcare professionals on the case. Do they agree that there is a dilemma? Do they concur with your understanding of the dilemma? Do you know everything that they know about the case and vice-versa?
When all the talking is done, a choice needs to be made about what to do regarding the dilemma. A choice must be made. Even choosing not to decide is a decision!
Make sure to include a paragraph in reference to whether your choice or recommendation changes if this case is in a state that DOES have a specific physician-assisted euthanasia law passed (WA, OR, CA, MT, VT, etc.) with appropriate rationale.
Your role here is to prepare a recommendation on behalf of the ethics committee, with input from all participants, considering the best outcome for the patient as the ultimate goal and highest priority.
Category Points Description
Understanding 20 Demonstrate a strong grasp of the problem at hand. Demonstrate an understanding of how the course concepts apply to the problem.
Analysis 20 Apply original thought to solving the problem. Apply concepts from the course material correctly toward solving the problem.
Execution 10 Write your answer clearly and succinctly using strong organization and proper grammar. Use citations correctly.
Total 50 A quality paper will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.