Euthanasia & Physician Assisting Suicide (PAS) Read and watch the

Euthanasia & Physician Assisting Suicide (PAS)

Read and watch the lecture resources & materials below early in the week to help you respond to the discussion questions and to complete your assignment(s).

(Note: The citations below are provided for your research convenience. You should always cross reference the current APA guide for correct styling of citations and references in your academic work.)

Read

  • Ethical and Religious Directives (ERD) for Catholic Health Care Services (6th ed.). (2018). 
    Paragraphs: 59, 60, 61
  • PHI 3633 WK 8.pdf ON ATTACHMENT

Watch

Euthanasia & Physician Assisted Suicide (PAS)

After studying the course materials located on Module 8: Lecture Materials & Resources page, answer the following:

  1. Euthanasia
    • Medical / Generic definition
    • Bioethical definition.
  2. Describe pain and suffering within context of faith
  3. Physician Assisted Suicide / Death ( PAS / PAD)
    • Definition
    • Is it ethical?
    • Should we have the right to end our lives? Why yes or why not?
  4. Better alternatives to PAS; compare and contrast each:
    • Hospice
    • Palliative care / Terminal sedation
  5. Case studies. Brief summary of:
    • Hemlock Society
    • Jacob Kevorkian
    • Britanny Maynard
  6. Read and summarize ERD paragraphs #:  59, 60, 61.

Submission Instructions:

  • The paper is to be clear and concise and students will lose points for improper grammar, punctuation, and misspelling.

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