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Case Study: Fatal Attraction </o:p> You have been with your life partner for 40 years and they are now within weeks of dying from a terminal illness. Each day you see them suffering from pain...

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Case Study: Fatal Attraction

You have been with your life partner for 40 years and they are now within weeks of dying from a terminal illness. Each day you see them suffering from pain and the degradation of feeling helpless, having been active and strong all their life. Your life partner has been on anti-depressant medication and has twice attempted to take their own life, using this medication. You know that they wish to die with dignity, but they are not now in a position to take their own life. It is both hard to watch their suffering and very stressful and demanding on you. You have considered facilitating their death in a painless manner, however they are no longer in the position to actively consent to this themselves. Furthermore, there are the obvious legal ramifications of taking their life. Is it ethical to provide a mercy death for your partner, and what ethical guidance can you use to decide?

Consider what dilemmas are presented by the case study, and how these issues might be informed by the theories. For this paper, you will need to choose two of the following theories to apply to the case study: Choose the 2 theories that the writer is comfortable with.

Theories:

· Universal Ethical Egoism

· Act Utilitarianism

· Rule Utilitarianism

· Care Ethics

· Intuitionism

· Divine Command Theory

· Kant’s Duty Ethics

· Ross’s Prima Facie Duties

· Nicomacean Virtue Ethics

· Confucian Role Ethics

The following is a guide for completing the written paper:

1. The introduction should identify the case study that you have chosen and the two theories you are going to apply to the case.

2. The first section of the body of the paper should detail the dilemmas presented by the case study. This is where you should provide some ‘facts’ around the case; this may involve discussing legislation, policy, empirical scientific/medical evidence, statistics, research papers etc. This will be the foundation of your ethical analysis.

3. The next section of the paper should analyse how your two theories apply to the case. This will include applying all components of each theory to the case study, the strengths and weaknesses of applying each theory to the case study, and providing consideration of the result of using each theory for all stakeholders impacted by the case study. You can conduct this analysis separately, or juxtapose both theories through the structure of the paper; you have creative license in expressing the analysis.

4. The final section of the paper should attempt to provide a feasible, workable, and ethical solution to the dilemma by synthesising the main arguments.

These 2 References must be used in this essay, and add an extra references of your own (total 6 academic references).

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/journals/UNDAULawRw/2007/4.pdf

https://eprints.qut.edu.au/95429/1/Failed%20Voluntary%20Euthanasia%20Law%20Reform%20UNSWLJ.pdf

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David answered on Dec 28 2019
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Introduction
It is duty of the people to protect the life of others. We know that only god has the power to take the life of other person. According to the words of Seal (2017) mercy killing called as unethical activity, and people in the world has no right to take the life of other person. (Seal 2017,p.1). While analyzing the present case we can understand that the dependent has a direct relationship with the patient. It is the duty of dependent to take care different aspects related with the health of the patient. In this report we are analyzing different viewpoints related with the concept of mercy killing. We are also analyzing the ethical and religious perspectives related with the concept of mercy killing. In order for analyzing different aspects related to the case, we are using care ethics and divine command theory.
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We know the fact that most of healthcare professionals are supporting the concept of mercy killing. It is the duty of the healthcare professionals and dependent to provide best healthcare services to the patient. While analyzing this case in detail, we can understand that; the patient is not in a situation to accept medicines and she is suffering from heavy pain. While considering the legal issues related with the case we can understand that there most of the government authorities are not allowing sanction for mercy killing. The life of a person is important and it is duty of the government to protect the rights of the people to live and enjoy (Thomas 2017, p.198). We know the fact that the relationship between the husband and wife is very strong. If one person is not well it is the duty of another one to provide best medicines and medical care. While analyzing the case we can understand that bond between the wife and husband is strong, but she is not interested to live in the world as a suffering person. Most of religious people are not supporting mercy killing. We know the fact that it is the duty of the person to follow the ethical rules and principles. As per the Christian law, the world is for everyone, and god created all creatures in the world and only the god has to right to destroy his own people (Gibson 2017, p.177). While analyzing the life of Jesus Christ, we can able to see that he is focusing on the aspect of sacrifice and love. In the books of Mark, Jesus Christ declaring his death to his disciples and loved ones and he says that, the duty of son of god is to serve the people. Biblical reflections about husband love are...
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