HU245 Unit 4 Discussion Board

Discussion Overview

In this weeks discussion, you and your peers will discuss issues related to the end of life. As technology advances, society faces new challenges as the ability to artificially prolong life creates new ethical issues. You and your peers will discuss some of these issues and discuss what rights people have or should have when it comes to ending their lives and how these choices impact society.

Choose ONE of the following to answer on this Discussion Board:

A: Consider passive euthanasia (allowing someone to die) and active euthanasia (administering drugs that cause death). Is one more ethical than the other? Explain your reasoning with ethical theory.

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B: Consider the practice of physician-assisted suicide. Explain why you feel this practice is ethical (or not) and why. If you believe it is, explain what requirements should be met before such a request be granted (age, terminal diagnosis, level of pain, etc.).

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