hip 3500

We will discuss 2 cases related to withholding and withdrawing life support. One is a landmark case from over 30 years ago and one is very recent. One involved a court case to remove life support and one involved a court case to maintain life support on an infant.

There are brief youtube videos on each. You can also google both of these individuals to read much more.

Case 1: Nancy Cruzan

Case 2: Charlie Gard 

Please select one of these cases for your initial response. When creating a thread, complete the subject line by identifying which case you are responding to.

in responding, first do a very brief summary of the particular individual and the ethical dilemma. Then respond to Step 2 OR Steps 3 and 4 of the Framework for Ethical Decision Making.

Use the worksheet that includes the prompts for what to include at each step. 

Remember that the ethical decision making in these cases is about the ethical dilemma of withholding / withdrawing life support vs. maintaining life support.