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Olawoyin Ibitoye

Professor Oakes

Chamberlain university



Euthanasia Review

Euthanasia is defined as the practice of killing a patient to limit their suffering. The physician causes the death of the patient from an incurable or severe condition. The life termination exercise may involve injection with drugs to induce coma by a doctor and stop the heart from operating. Euthanasia takes place in a medical facility in the presence of medical staff. It slightly differs from physician-assisted suicide (PAS), which refers to the “prescription of lethal medication be voluntarily self-administered by the patient.” Euthanasia causes intentional death. Multiple perceptions surround euthanasia. Some people think the process is illegal, while others believe it is better to end suffering after mutual agreement between the patient and the physicians. Mixed reactions erupt from euthanasia as people try to understand the ethical and legal issues surrounding the exercise. The dilemma emanates from whether people should decide whether to live or die (Balynska et al., 2019). Therefore, this essay argues both sides of euthanasia and identifies which side is stronger and more persuasive than the other.

Pros of Euthanasia

Euthanasia terminates patient’s suffering and relieves their people from mental, psychological, and financial strains. Euthanasia offers a quality dying experience and is used as the last resort when all other options fail. Instead of waiting for the patient to die in lengthy pain, the physicians decide to end their lives more comfortably without pain. People should dictate their lives, whether to die or live; thus should choose to die if they cannot withstand pain or incurable diseases. Euthanasia enables the patients to end the guilty of burdening their caregivers. Patients may feel ashamed of their status and dependence on people thus decides to undertake euthanasia because they believe death will still happen either way.

Cons of Euthanasia

Euthanasia contradicts the sanctity of life. Religiously, life is sovereign, and only God should take it from human beings. Euthanasia abuses human rights to life thus considered unethical. Patients often decide to undertake the exercise under emotional influence and may regret it if given another chance to be alive. Euthanasia may undermine the doctor-patient relationship because physicians focus on saving lives, but the patient may demand to undergo euthanasia to end their suffering. Euthanasia is unethical and should be considered illegal because it undermines human life and dignity. Euthanasia gives too much power to doctors and exposes the vulnerable to pressure to end their lives. Lega

Week 5 Source Evaluation Worksheet

First read the notes that begin on p. 3 of this handout and the table that follows. Then, complete the analysis for each of your sources.

Part 1: Annotation

Using APA format, identify the source and write a concise annotation that summarizes the central theme and scope of the book or article. A sample annotation can be found in the directions for this assignment.

Annotation 1

Annotation 2

(Continue for as many annotations as you have developed)

Example: Annotation 1

Waite, L. J., Goldschneider, F. K., & Witsberger, C. (1986). Nonfamily living and t he erosion of traditional family orientations among young adults. American Sociological Review, 51, 541-554.

The authors, researchers at the Rand Corporation and Brown University, use data from the National Longitudinal Surveys of Young Women and Young Men to test their hypothesis that nonfamily living by young adults alters their attitudes, values, plans, and expectations, moving them away from their belief in traditional sex roles. They find their hypothesis strongly supported in young females, while the effects were fewer in studies of young males. Increasing the time away from parents before marrying increased individualism, self-sufficiency, and changes in attitudes about families. In contrast, an earlier study by Williams cited below shows no significant gender differences in sex role attitudes as a result of nonfamily living

Part 2: Source Evaluation

Use the following criteria to evaluate each source:

a. How current is this the source you are using? (If not current – explain why information is still applicable)

Source 1

Source 2

(Continue for as many sources as you have developed)

Example 2a

2a. While this source is not current, it has formed the basis for numerous follow-up studies and it frequently cited in the literature; it has both historical value and also serves as a base-point for tracking changing attitudes.

b. How authoritative, credible, reliable? (For example: recognized expert; peer-reviewed journal; trusted site such as .edu, .gov, .mil; experienced and knowledgeable in the field; information consistent across several sources, etc.)

Source 1

Source 2

(Continue for as many sources as you have developed)

Example 2b

2b. This is a scholarly source; the source is credible, reliable and authoritative. The authors were experts in their fields, published their study in a peer-reviewed journal, and the study has held up under rigorous scrutiny by other experts in the field.

c. Briefly state specifically how this source provi

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

· Textbook: review Chapter 6

· Lesson

· Minimum of 5 scholarly sources (You may include sources you developed in Week 3 if they meet scholarly criteria).

You have arrived at the third part of the Course Project. By this week, you should have collected the sources that you need to support, with relevant evidence, the position you have taken on the issue you chose, and the three aspects of the issue you will write about. This week you will submit a thesis statement and an annotated bibliography of at least five sources that you will use in your paper.

Here is a brief breakdown of the project so that you can plan your time in the course:



Week 1

Topic Selection

Week 3

Issue Review (both sides)

Week 5

Thesis & Annotated Bibliography (both sides)

Week 7

Argumentative Paper

This week, submit the following:

· A thesis statement stating your opinion/conclusion on the issue, the supporting points you will offer and at least one relevant opposing view you will address.

· An annotated bibliography with evaluation of at least five (5) sources you intend to use in your final paper to support your claim.

· These are sources that provide evidence to support that your claim should be accepted by the reader.

· Scholarly sources are preferred and should be used where available; due to the nature of some of the topics, authoritative articles in very high quality substantive journals may also be acceptable.

Use the Source Evaluation Worksheet to determine the following:

· If your source is current

· If it is not current, explain why you think it is acceptable.

· If your source is crediblereliable, and authoritative

· How well your source supports your thesis

· If the annotation does not make this obvious, explain to your instructor how you will use it.

· If your support is popular

· If it is, explain to your instructor why you think it is acceptable.

Prepare a citation, annotation, and evaluation for each source. 

Writing Requirements (APA format)

· Length: 100-150 words per source for Part 1; 50-80 words per source for Part 2 (not including title page or references page)

· 1-inch margins

· Double spaced

· 12-point Times New Roman font

· Title page

· References page

W5 Course Project Grading Rubric – 75 pts

W5 Course Project Grading Rubric – 75 pts




This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLength

5 pts

Meets length requirement

0 pts

Does not meet length requirement

5 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeThesis

5 pts

A clear, concise and focused statement of the issue and the writer’s opinion/conclusion. with relevant supporting points, clearly stated, which can be expanded into complete body paragraphs. Mention of relevant opposing view which will be addressed.

4.25 pts

The issue and the writer’s opinion/conclusion are clear. Supporting points are stated and mention is made of relevant opposing made of relevant opposing view.

3.75 pts

Thesis statement is present. Issue is stated, but writer’s opinion/conclusion not entirely clear. Supporting points are stated.

3 pts

Thesis is unclear as to issue, writer’s opinion, or both. Supporting points are unclear.

0 pts

Thesis is not present.

5 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeQuantity of Sources

5 pts

5 or more sources

4.25 pts

4 sources

3.75 pts

3 sources

3 pts

2 sources

0 pts

1 or no sources

5 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeQuality /Reliability of Sources

10 pts

All works are from scholarly sources or highly authoritative sources.

8.5 pts

Most works are from scholarly sources or highly authoritative sources.

7.5 pts

Some works are from scholarly sources or highly authoritative sources.

6 pts

Sources substantive or lower in quality.

0 pts

Few or no sources reach even substantive level; popular sources cited.

10 pts

This criterion is linked to a L