Discussion Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

Discussion Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

Negligence/malpractice Readings



1. In connection with the readings relating to negligence/malpractice answer the following: Discussion Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

a. What was the most important information you gained from these articles? b. What are the elements that must be present for there to be a valid claim of negligence?



Euthanasia/Assisted Suicide Readings

Read the story of Brittany Maynard found at:


Read “Legalizing euthanasia or assisted suicide: the illusion of safeguards and controls” found at: Discussion Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide


Review State-by-State Guide to Physician-Assisted Suicide found at:


2. In connection with the topics of Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide, address the following:

a.       What is the difference between Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide? b.      Explore your thoughts and feelings on the legality of assisted suicide and euthanasia. Should Florida follow Oregon? c.       What guidance on this topic is found in the ANA Code of Ethics (Hint: Interpretive Statement to Provision One)? d.      What is ANA’s position on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide as expressed in its Position Statement on the topic? Discussion Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

Read the article, “How We Die” found at:

http://tuftsjournal.tufts.edu/2010/03_2/features/03/ (Links to an external site.)

3. What actions could have been taken to prevent this situation from occurring? Describe how refusing treatment differs from euthanasia or assisted suicide.

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