Step 1: Select Your Ethical Dilemma
Option 1: Select one of these ethical dilemmas. There is a lot of information on the internet about each of them.
- Withholding/Withdrawing Life Support – Terri Schiavo, was in a persistent vegetative state when her life-sustaining treatment was withdrawn (2005)
- Withdrawing Life Support/Resource Allocation – Jahi McMath. Was a teen who was declared brain dead but remained on life support for almost 5 years (2013)
- Physician Assisted Suicide – Brittany Maynard, had terminal brain cancer. And chose when/how she would end her own life (2014)
- Right to Die – Dan Crews, had been a quadriplegic since childhood. And wanted his ventilator removed to allow for death to come (2011)
- Religion/Culture/Rights of Minor and Parental Rights – Daniel Houser. Was a teen with Hodgkin’s Disease who refused life-sustaining chemotherapy for religious reasons (2009)
- Withdrawing Life Support/Rights of the Unborn Child – Marlise Munoz. Was a brain-dead woman kept on life support because of her unborn child (2013)
- EACH component/step of the Framework for Ethical Decision Making. As outlined on the Worksheet for Ethical Decision Making Framework; refer to these document (Course Modules/Materials >>Supporting Documents).
- Spirituality and Religion. Describe how spirituality. And / or religion may have been a factor in the actions and outcomes.
At a minimum, you will want the following topics included (some may be more than 1 slide):
- Cover slide with project title and your name
- Individual and situation (introduction a)
- Ethical dilemma (introduction b)
- Step 1:
- Ethical issues
- 2: Facts
- 3 and 4: Option 1 and Arguments for/against
- 3 and 4: Option 2 and Arguments for/against
- 4a: Ethical Theory and Why
- 5: Decision and Why
- 6: Assess outcome
- Impact of Spirituality and / or Religion
- References; at least 3 scholarly references
- You will need in-text citations where necessary
- The Power Point Presentation can be bullets.
- Speaker notes and/or narration are NOT required.
- There is NO document required; only the PowerPoint presentation
- These are real people! Make them “come alive” with some pictures in your presentation. Pictures are a requirement without making your presentation too large!