The practice of health care providers at all levels brings you into contact with people from a variety of faiths. This calls for knowledge and acceptance of a diversity of faith expressions.
The purpose of this paper is to complete a comparative ethical analysis of George’s situation and decision from the perspective of two worldviews or religions: Christianity and a second religion of your choosing. For the second faith, choose a faith that is unfamiliar to you. Examples of faiths to choose from include Sikh, Baha’i, Buddhism, Shintoism, etc.
In your comparative analysis, address all of the worldview questions in detail for Christianity and your selected faith. Refer to Chapter 2 of Called to Care for the list of questions. Once you have outlined the worldview of each religion, begin your ethical analysis from each perspective.
In a minimum of 1,500-2,000 words, provide an ethical analysis based upon the different belief systems, reinforcing major themes with insights gained from your research, and answering the following questions based on the research:
- How would each religion interpret the nature of George’s malady and suffering? Is there a “why” to his disease and suffering? (i.e., is there a reason for why George is ill, beyond the reality of physical malady?)
- In George’s analysis of his own life, how would each religion think about the value of his life as a person, and value of his life with ALS?
- What sorts of values and considerations would each religion focus on in deliberating about whether or not George should opt for euthanasia?
- Given the above, what options would be morally justified under each religion for George and why?
- Finally, present and defend your own view.
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Identification of Ethical Issues as They Relate to the Four Principles of Principlism:
Ethical issues are organized according to the four principles of principlism. A distinction between the four principles and the reasoning of the categorization is clearly stated.
Description of the Christian Worldview and the Other Worldview:
The description of the Christian worldview and the selected worldview address all seven worldview questions with evidence of a deep understanding utilizing a detailed description.
Analysis of Ethical Issues through Christian Worldview and the Other Worldview:
The primary principles and values are clearly distinguished in the decision making process of each worldview. Ethical reasoning is clearly delineated from the worldview considerations. The implications of the principles and values are given complete consideration.
The personal recommendation from the student’s worldview is stated with proper justification. The primary principles of the student’s worldview are clearly described with all implications explained.
Thesis Development and Purpose:
Thesis and/or main claim are comprehensive. The essence of the paper is contained within the thesis. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.
Argument Logic and Construction:
Clear and convincing argument presents a persuasive claim in a distinctive and compelling manner. All sources are authoritative.
Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use);
Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.
Paper Format (use of appropriate style for the major and assignment);
All format elements are correct.
Documentation of Sources (citations, footnotes, references, bibliography, etc., as appropriate to assignment and style):
Sources are completely and correctly documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is free of error.