Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chapters 9, 10
  • Lesson
  • Minimum of 5 scholarly source (in addition to the textbook)

Instructions
First, return to your topic chosen in the week three assignment.

  • Answer this question: What are the personal and/or communal ethical factors that may be involved in determining the moral position of either side in that debate?
  • Next, articulate and then evaluate the ethical positions  using Kantian ethics (that is, the categorical imperative) relative to the long standing debate (that is your topic chosen in the week three assignment).
  • Finally, create a complete annotated bibliography for 5 academic scholarly sources. You will annotate each source. The sources should be relevant to your topic chosen in the week three assignment.

Include the following:

  • Publication details
  • Annotation (a detailed reading of the source)

Each annotation section should include the following:

  • Summarize key points and identify key terms (using quotation marks, and citing a page in parentheses).
  • Describe the controversies or “problems” raised by the articles.
  • State whether you agree or disagree and give reasons.
  • Locate one or two quotations to be used in the final research project.
  • Evaluate the ways in which this article is important and has helped you focus your understanding.

Running Head: ASSISTED SUICIDE 1

ASSISTED SUICIDE 2

Assisted Suicide

Olawoyin Ibitoye

Professor Richards

ETHC445N-60355

Chamberlain university

11/14/2021

Assisted Suicide

The society has come to terms with the fact that the human life has a predetermined end which need not be preserved because a treatment might be in existence. This has sparked a mixed reaction both national and internationally on matters of any individual being able to determine the time and nature of their death. This sparked the interest of assisted suicide whereby an individual can choose death through assisted means for example by a medical practitioner. However, there are proponents and opponents of assisted suicide. The opponents are mostly Christians who argue that life is God given and only God can take away the life of a human being. The proponents however argue that if an individual is suffering and without any chances of survival or even being cured, then the individual should be allowed to make a choice of dying with assisted means.

The proponents argue that it is very bad to watch a suffering patient who does not have any hope of recovering. They give the following moral reasons for proposing assisted suicide; relief of suffering- the main aim of medicine has always been to relive the patient’s suffering from diseases and illnesses. They argue that relieving the suffering of a patient through lethal ingestion is humane and compassionate, if the patient is dying and the suffering is refractory. They also argue death through assisted means ensure death through a way that suicide by other means cannot (Dugdale et al., 2019). This assisted death also follows some rules which include the fact that the patient will be free of coercion and able to ingest the lethal medication themselves.

The opponents of the assisted suicide however argue in the following moral and ethical ways; suicide contagion-this argument states that if there is death by assisted means, there is likely to be more deaths by suicide regardless of whether the suicide is assisted or not. For instance, if a certain individual dies by assisted suicide means, then research shows that individuals with the same demographics with the one who just died are likely to commit suicide too. They also argue through the depression in advanced illnesses reason (Paterson, 2017). This explains that some patients who are in dire need of assisted deaths are often patients of cancer and depression. The opponents of assisted suicide argue that if a patient suffering from depression choses to under death through assisted means might have chosen the assisted suicide without the knowledge and consent of their real reasoning and die out of the effects of depression and stress.

Ethical Egoist view

Ethical

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

· Textbook: Chapters 9, 10

· Lesson

· Minimum of 5 scholarly source (in addition to the textbook)

Instructions
First, return to your topic chosen in the week three assignment.

· Answer this question: What are the personal and/or communal ethical factors that may be involved in determining the moral position of either side in that debate?

· Next, articulate and then evaluate the ethical positions  using Kantian ethics (that is, the categorical imperative) relative to the long standing debate (that is your topic chosen in the week three assignment).

· Finally, create a complete annotated bibliography for 5 academic scholarly sources. You will annotate each source. The sources should be relevant to your topic chosen in the week three assignment.

Include the following:

· Publication details

· Annotation (a detailed reading of the source)

Each annotation section should include the following:

· Summarize key points and identify key terms (using quotation marks, and citing a page in parentheses).

· Describe the controversies or “problems” raised by the articles.

· State whether you agree or disagree and give reasons.

· Locate one or two quotations to be used in the final research project.

· Evaluate the ways in which this article is important and has helped you focus your understanding.

ETHC445 Week 5 Assignment Rubric – 100 pts.

ETHC445 Week 5 Assignment Rubric – 100 pts.

Criteria

Ratings

Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAssignment Content

40 pts

Addresses all aspects of the questions, applying professional knowledge, and research regarding weekly concepts.

34 pts

Addresses most aspects of the questions, applying professional knowledge, , and research regarding weekly concepts.

30 pts

Addresses some aspects of the questions, applying professional knowledge, and research regarding weekly concepts.

24 pts

Minimally addresses the questions, applying professional knowledge, and research regarding weekly concepts.

0 pts

No effort

40 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeProfessional Communication

10 pts

Presents information using clear and concise language in an organized manner (minimal errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).

8.5 pts

Presents information in an organized manner (some errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).

7.5 pts

Presents information using understandable language but is somewhat disorganized (some errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).

6 pts

Presents information that is not clear, logical, professional or organized to the point that the reader has difficulty understanding the message (numerous errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and/or punctuation).

0 pts

No effort

10 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSource Integration

10 pts

Paper includes reference to 2 scholarly sources and properly integrates the sources.

7 pts

Paper includes reference to 2 scholarly sources but does not properly integrate the sources.

0 pts

Paper does not make reference to a scholarly sources.

10 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA Format

10 pts

Paper meets all source requireme