week three assignment. Articulate a specific dilemma in a situation faced by a particular person based on that topic. The situation can be real or fictional.

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Return to the topic you chose in the week three assignment. Articulate a specific dilemma in a situation faced by a particular person based on that topic. The situation can be real or fictional.

· Summarize the dilemma.

· Define any needed key terms associated with the dilemma.

· Analyze the conflicts or controversies involved in the dilemma.

Revise and rewrite based on any feedback you received in your previous draft (week three). Reference and discuss any professional code of ethics relevant to your topic such as the AMA code for doctors, the ANA code for nurses, etc.  State whether and how your chosen topic involves any conflicts between professional and familial duties or conflicts between loyalty to self and loyalty to a community or nation.

What in your view is the most moral thing for that person to do in that dilemma? Why is that the most moral thing? Use moral values and logical reasoning to justify your answer

Next, apply the following:

· Aristotle’s Golden Mean to the dilemma

· Utilitarianism to the dilemma

· Natural Law ethics to the dilemma

Which of those three theories works best ethically speaking? Why that one?

Why do the other two not work or not work as well?

 Is it the same as what you said is the most moral thing earlier? Why or why not?

Use the 5 articles from your annotated bibliography to support your answers. (Additional academic scholarly research from the past 5 years can be included as well.) 

Include a reference page at the end of your paper in APA format that includes your bibliography with the annotations removed and any other sources used in your final paper.

ETHC445 Week 7 Assignment Rubric – 100 pts.

ETHC445 Week 7 Assignment Rubric – 100 pts.




This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAssignment Content

60 pts

Addresses all aspects of the assignment applying professional knowledge, and research regarding weekly concepts.

51 pts

Addresses most aspects of the assignment applying professional knowledge, and research regarding weekly concepts.

45 pts

Addresses some aspects of the assignment applying professional knowledge, and research regarding weekly concepts.

36 pts

Minimally addresses the assignment, applying professional knowledge, and research regarding weekly concepts.

0 pts

No effort

60 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeProfessional Communication

15 pts

Presents information using clear and concise language in an organized manner (minimal errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).

12 pts

Presents information in an organized manner (some errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).

11 pts

Presents information using understandable language but is somewhat disorganized (some errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).

9 pts

Presents information that is not clear, logical, professional or organized to the point that the reader has difficulty understanding the message (numerous errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and/or punctuation).

0 pts

No effort

15 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSource Integration

20 pts

Paper includes reference to 5 scholarly sources and masterfully integrates the sources into the essay.

17 pts

Paper includes reference to 4 scholarly sources and integrates them effectively throughout the essay.

15 pts

Paper includes reference to 3scholarly sources but does not properly integrate the sources.

12 pts

Paper includes reference to 1-2 scholarly source and integrates it effectively in the essay

0 pts




Annotated Bibliography

Olawoyin Ibitoye

Chamberlain University


Professor Richards


Question 1

Assisted suicide is among the most controversial topics in the world today, especially in medicine. The ethics of this practice are directly before the public eye, and the fixed media attention and growing concern over the control of life has generated intense ethical considerations about the legalization of the processes. Public discussion has focused on the longing for control over the means of death and timing amid the warnings concerning the possible injury or abuse of the long-standing prohibitions about assisting suicide in the community or being directly involved in another person’s death.

Concurring with the public debate but separate from it in numerous ways is the discussion of assisted suicide in the medical field. Here, the community asserts that the practice is wrong and should not be allowed for individuals, despite the situations involved in the particular cases (Sulmasy, et al., 2016). Others might support that some cases are exceptional. The communal views on the ethics of assisted suicide have not much relevance in the contemporary world. The issue of autonomy for individuals to close whether to live is also a center of debate in communal ethics because the world is increasingly accepting death as a mandatory natural occurrence, hence considering the right of choosing to live and die.

The most significant communal ethics about assisted suicide is religion. The world of religion does not support the concept of assisted suicide because the teachings view life as a sacred gift from God that should be preserved, and only God can take and give life. Most of the personal ethics surrounding the issue are embedded in religion, as people would rather follow teachings than do things based on their autonomy or independence. In addition, individuals believe that there is no cost of life; therefore, it is wrong to take other people’s lives.

While the arguments of assisted suicide come from a strong ethical position, others believe that assisted suicide is ethical especially depending on the situation. Individuals supporting assisted suicide argue that sometimes it is troubling for patients to go through so much pain without any hope of getting better. Therefore, assisted suicide is justified because it relieves individuals of suffering. Some patients are diagnosed and suffer from very painful medical conditions that do not give them hope of recovery, therefore in such a situation, proposers that assisted suicide is justified. In addition, the main objective o



Assisted Suicide

Olawoyin Ibitoye

Professor Richards


Chamberlain university


Assisted Suicide

The society has come to terms with the fact that the human life has a predetermined end which need not be preserved because a treatment might be in existence. This has sparked a mixed reaction both national and internationally on matters of any individual being able to determine the time and nature of their death. This sparked the interest of assisted suicide whereby an individual can choose death through assisted means for example by a medical practitioner. However, there are proponents and opponents of assisted suicide. The opponents are mostly Christians who argue that life is God given and only God can take away the life of a human being. The proponents however argue that if an individual is suffering and without any chances of survival or even being cured, then the individual should be allowed to make a choice of dying with assisted means.

The proponents argue that it is very bad to watch a suffering patient who does not have any hope of recovering. They give the following moral reasons for proposing assisted suicide; relief of suffering- the main aim of medicine has always been to relive the patient’s suffering from diseases and illnesses. They argue that relieving the suffering of a patient through lethal ingestion is humane and compassionate, if the patient is dying and the suffering is refractory. They also argue death through assisted means ensure death through a way that suicide by other means cannot (Dugdale et al., 2019). This assisted death also follows some rules which include the fact that the patient will be free of coercion and able to ingest the lethal medication themselves.

The opponents of the assisted suicide however argue in the following moral and ethical ways; suicide contagion-this argument states that if there is death by assisted means, there is likely to be more deaths by suicide regardless of whether the suicide is assisted or not. For instance, if a certain individual dies by assisted suicide means, then research shows that individuals with the same demographics with the one who just died are likely to commit suicide too. They also argue through the depression in advanced illnesses reason (Paterson, 2017). This explains that some patients who are in dire need of assisted deaths are often patients of cancer and depression. The opponents of assisted suicide argue that if a patient suffering from depression choses to under death through assisted means might have chosen the assisted suicide without the knowledge and consent of their real reasoning and die out of the effects of depression and stress.

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