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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 understanding of a diversity of faith expressions; for the purpose of this course, the focus will be on the Christian worldview.

Based on "Case Study: End of Life Decisions," the Christian worldview, and the worldview questions presented in the required topic study materials you will complete an ethical analysis of George's situation and his decision from the perspective of the Christian worldview.

Provide a 1,500-2,000-word ethical analysis while answering the following questions:

  1. How would George interpret his suffering in light of the Christian narrative, with an emphasis on the fallenness of the world?
  2. How would George interpret his suffering in light of the Christian narrative, with an emphasis on the hope of resurrection?
  3. As George contemplates life with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), how would the Christian worldview inform his view about the value of his life as a person?
  4. What sorts of values and considerations would the Christian worldview focus on in deliberating about whether or not George should opt for euthanasia?
  5. Given the above, what options would be morally justified in the Christian worldview for George and why?
  6. Based on your worldview, what decision would you make if you were in George's situation?

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School: UT Austin



Case Study: End Of Life Decisions
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Case Study: End Of Life Decisions

As a healthcare practitioner, one comes across a variety of patients from different cultural
orientations. The fact that these patients have different beliefs, values, and cultural system from
that of the practitioner, yet they have to receive care presents a very troubling scenario in the
course of service delivery. In most cases, while almost all culture has established perception on
family, there tend to be complications when it comes to religious beliefs. Religion, as confusing
as it is, has remained an important informant of people’s beliefs and underlies most of their
understanding of the events around them. It is, therefore, common to find that most of the people
attach their religious beliefs to their medical conditions, impacting on how they perceive their
conditions and the pattern of seeking health care. In the case of George, he is suffering from a
terminal illness, and on the prospects of being trapped on his own body, he begins to consider
undergoing voluntary euthanasia. This paper offers an in-depth ethical analysis of how George’s
situation is impacted by Christina worldview.
Interpreting George’s suffering in light of fallenness of the world
George’s is undergoing a traumatizing phase in his life, and probably he has considered
understanding his situation on the Christian’s narrative of fallenness of the world. According to
the Christian worldview, the man was created to be answerable but to God. The moment man
disobeyed this order and sinned against God’s wish in the garden of Eden; man fell from grace
into a state of despair. Christian’s narrative of the fallenness of the world, therefore, goes that it
is as a consequence of man’s sins, he is bound to suffer from the punishment and the curse that

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