Write an essay on End of Life Issues that is 1500 to 2000 words (excluding title and reference pages) in length and formatted according to APA style.

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·       You must at least 4 resources from the course material, and at least 2 must be from the required readings. The other 2 may be from either the required or recommended material, including media.

·       You are welcome and encouraged to consult resources outside of the course material in addition to (but not instead of) those four resources. Any non-scholarly sources should be used sparingly, if at all; your primary resources should be scholarly.

·       Cite your sources within the text of your paper and on the reference page. For information regarding APA, including samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, located within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar.

 

Required Readings

 

Articles

1.     Goodman, L. (2010). Some moral minima. Good Society Journal, 19(1), 87-94. Retrieved from the EBSCOhost database.

o   Goodman examines some universal moral minimum standards and argues that others should accept those standards.

2.     Kass, L. R. (1989). Neither for love nor money: Why doctors must not kill. Public Interest, 94, 25-46. Retrieved from the ProQuest database.

o   Kass argues against euthanasia and claims that doctors have a duty not to bring about the deaths of patients, even when those patients desire to die.

 

 

  1. ForaTv. (2009, Sep. 24). End-of-life care dilemma: Who gets booted from the ICU? [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XpAYPgjMYg
    • In this video clip, Richard Epstein analyzes the costs of providing medical care and presents an economic analysis of who deserves medical care and the policies and costs that keep hospitals trying to fill their beds.
  2. ForaTv. (2010, April 14). End-of-life care: Weighing ethics and rationing resources [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiTp1w48P3E
    • In this video, ethicists and policy makers debate the ethics of providing expensive treatments and surgeries to people who are nearing the ends of their lives or who have mental disorders.
  3. palliummja. (2011, March 19). Dying for care – quality palliative & end of life care in Canada (English subtitles/captions) [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6mUbIjKEEI
    • This video explains palliative care and the relationship between end of life choices and management of pain. It also examines the role of the doctor in end of life processes to ensure that those who are dying can die with dignity and peace.
  4. relievesuffering. (2012, Feb. 8). Right to die, assisted suicide, euthanasia part 1 5 [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTLN6ea_SR0
    • This is the first part of a documentary that examines the right to die and the policies that some countries have that allow people to choose to end their lives based on their life circumstances. Transcript

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