please review the tedtalk video and textbook reading to help and assist with this discussion assignment. Review the word document for full detailed instruction.
Respond to this Week’s Discussion board Prompt. Use information from the readings and resources above.
Discussion board topic:
A middle-aged woman diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia has refused chemotherapy for her condition. She is educated, articulate and quite aware that she will certainly die without treatment. She is upset by her diagnosis, but is not depressed. Her close family wishes she would accept treatment because they do not want her to die, but even so, they honor her refusal. She understands that her death will likely be painful and may be prolonged and requests a supply of barbiturates that she might use to take her life when the appropriate time comes.
Discuss your thoughts and feelings about this common ethical topic including if this week’s readings altered your opinion in any way.