Euthanasia: Moral and Ethical Case Analysis Case Study

Euthanasia: Moral and Ethical Case Analysis
A case analysis which examines moral issues in euthanasia.
# 144916 | 1,087 words | 1 source | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on Oct 17, 2010 in Law (Civil) , Philosophy (Science) , Philosophy (Ethics) , Hot Topics (Euthanasia)

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This paper gives a case analysis that weighs the moral justification of euthanasia for terminally ill hospital patients. Additionally, it provides a built-in template for creating a case analysis that is considering euthanasia as an option. The paper sets a scenario, and shows an outcome and its potential consequences. The paper concludes with the author stating a personal opinion about the case.

Facts of the Case
Ethical Questions to be Answered
Proposed Answers to Ethical Questions
Objections to Proposed Answer and Responses to the Objections

From the Paper:

"Wilma Beard cites the principle developed by Colorado Governor, Richard Lamm, agreeing that "keeping terminally ill patients alive by artificial means, at enormous expense to the public, is wicked." If she had known what was to come, Mrs. Beard says she would have signed a 'living will' under Texas Natural Death Act of 1977 with her husband. She feels as if Elmer is trapped in a hopeless, vegetative state from which he cannot escape, arguing that keeping him breathing on a machine is nothing less than torture. Concordantly, as his wife of 50 years, Mrs. Beard feels she is also trapped in a helpless state, bringing her much misery and pain."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Schoenig, Richard Keith. "Case Analysis 2: "Will They Ever Pull the Plug?"" Exploring Philosophy. 5th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill Companies, Primis Custom Pub., 2000. Print.

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