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Ashford University Week 4 Case Study on Death and Dying Discussion

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WEEK FOUR CASE STUDY ON DEATH AND DYING

The major focus of the assignment is an ethical analysis of George's situation and his decision from the perspective of the Christian worldview. If you look back to last week you did an analysis of the case study by looking at the application of the four ethical principles, this week you are using the Christian narrative as the analytical tool.

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:

  • How would George interpret his suffering in light of the Christian narrative, with an emphasis on the fallenness of the world?
  • How would George interpret his suffering in light of the Christian narrative, with an emphasis on the hope of resurrection?
  • 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?
  • What sorts of values and considerations would the Christian worldview focus on in deliberating about whether or not George should opt for euthanasia?
  • Given the above, what options would be morally justified in the Christian worldview for George and why?
  • Based on your worldview, what decision would you make if you were in George's situation?

Remember to support your responses with the topic study materials.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. This means you will need a proper introduction with a clear purpose statement.

An abstract is required ( check the announcement on what this involves)

ABSTRACT REQUIRED FOR 4th PAPER

Your paper this week requires that you also submit an abstract. I know this may be new to you and so the idea is focused on the professional publication of papers. If you were to submit you paper to a professional nursing journal an abstract would be required. This is giving you some practice on what that would be like.

This would be on the page immediately following the Title Page and before the start of your paper.

Abstract

Because on-line search databases typically contain only abstracts, it is vital to write a complete but concise description of your work to entice potential readers into obtaining a copy of the full paper. This article describes how to write a good computer architecture abstract for both conference and journal papers. Writers should follow a checklist consisting of: motivation, problem statement, approach, results, and conclusions. Following this checklist should increase the chance of people taking the time to obtain and read your complete paper.

Check out this resource:

https://users.ece.cmu.edu/~koopman/essays/abstract...

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Course Code PHI-413V Class Code PHI-413V-O501 Criteria Content Percentage 70.0% Suffering and Fallenness of the World 12.0% Suffering and the Hope of Resurrection 12.0% Value of Life 12.0% Euthanasia 12.0% Morally Justified Options 12.0% Personal Decision 10.0% Organization, Effectiveness, and Format 30.0% Thesis Development and Purpose 7.0% Argument Logic and Construction 8.0% Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use) 5.0% Paper Format (use of appropriate style for the major and assignment) 5.0% Documentation of Sources (citations, footnotes, references, bibliography, etc., as appropriate to assignment and style) 5.0% Total Weightage 100% Assignment Title Case Study on Death and Dying Unsatisfactory (0.00%) Analysis of how the man would interpret his suffering in light of the Christian narrative and the fallenness of the world is insufficient or not supported by topic study materials. Analysis of how the man would interpret his suffering in light of the Christian narrative and the hope of resurrection is insufficient or not supported by topic study materials. Analysis of how the Christian worldview of the man might inform his view about the value of his life as a person with ALS is insufficient or not supported by topic study materials. Evaluation of which values and considerations the Christian worldview focuses on when deliberating the option of euthanasia for the man is insufficient or not supported by topic study materials. Evaluation of which options would be justified in the Christian worldview for the man is insufficient or not supported by topic study materials. Reflection hypothesis of which personal choices would be made if faced with ALS based on personal worldview is insufficient. Paper lacks any discernible overall purpose or organizing claim. Statement of purpose is not justified by the conclusion. The conclusion does not support the claim made. Argument is incoherent and uses noncredible sources. Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice or sentence construction is used. Template is not used appropriately, or documentation format is rarely followed correctly. Sources are not documented. Total Points 200.0 Less Than Satisfactory (65.00%) Analysis of how the man would interpret his suffering in light of the Christian narrative and the fallenness of the world is unclear or vaguely supported by topic study materials. Analysis of how the man would interpret his suffering in light of the Christian narrative and the hope of resurrection is unclear or vaguely supported by topic study materials. Analysis of how the Christian worldview of the man might inform his view about the value of his life as a person with ALS is unclear or vaguely supported by topic study materials. Evaluation of which values and considerations the Christian worldview focuses on when deliberating the option of euthanasia for the man is unclear or vaguely supported by topic study materials. Evaluation of which options would be justified in the Christian worldview for the man is unclear or vaguely supported by topic study materials. Reflection hypothesis of which choices would be made if faced with ALS based on personal worldview is lacking a personal connection. Thesis is insufficiently developed or vague. Purpose is not clear. Sufficient justification of claims is lacking. Argument lacks consistent unity. There are obvious flaws in the logic. Some sources have questionable credibility. Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register) or word choice are present. Sentence structure is correct but not varied. Appropriate template is used, but some elements are missing or mistaken. A lack of control with formatting is apparent. Documentation of sources is inconsistent and/or incorrect, as appropriate to assignment and style, with numerous formatting errors. Satisfactory (75.00%) Analysis of how the man would interpret his suffering in light of the Christian narrative and the fallenness of the world is clear and supported by topic study materials. Analysis of how the man would interpret his suffering in light of the Christian narrative and the hope of resurrection is clear and supported by topic study materials. Analysis of how the Christian worldview of the man might inform his view about the value of his life as a person with ALS is clear and supported by topic study materials. Evaluation of which values and considerations the Christian worldview focuses on when deliberating the option of euthanasia for the man is clear and supported by topic study materials. Evaluation of which options would be justified in the Christian worldview for the man is clear and supported by topic study materials. Reflection hypothesis of which personal choices would be made if faced with ALS based on personal worldview is clear. Thesis is apparent and appropriate to purpose. Argument is orderly, but may have a few inconsistencies. The argument presents minimal justification of claims. Argument logically, but not thoroughly, supports the purpose. Sources used are credible. Introduction and conclusion bracket the thesis. Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but they are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct and varied sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are employed. Appropriate template is used. Formatting is correct, although some minor errors may be present. Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, although some formatting errors may be present. Good (85.00%) Analysis of how the man would interpret his suffering in light of the Christian narrative and the fallenness of the world is clear and skillfully supported by topic study materials. Analysis of how the man would interpret his suffering in light of the Christian narrative and the hope of resurrection is clear and skillfully supported by topic study materials. Analysis of how the Christian worldview of the man might inform his view about the value of his life as a person with ALS is clear and skillfully supported by topic study materials. Evaluation of which values and considerations the Christian worldview focuses on when deliberating the option of euthanasia for the man is clear and skillfully supported by topic study materials. Evaluation of which options would be justified in the Christian worldview for the man is clear and skillfully supported by topic study materials. Reflection hypothesis of which personal choices would be made if faced with ALS based on personal worldview is clear and thoughtful. Thesis is clear and forecasts the development of the paper. Thesis is descriptive and reflective of the arguments and appropriate to the purpose. Argument shows logical progression. Techniques of argumentation are evident. There is a smooth progression of claims from introduction to conclusion. Most sources are authoritative. Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. The writer uses a variety of effective sentence structures and figures of speech. Appropriate template is fully used. There are virtually no errors in formatting style. Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is mostly correct. Excellent (100.00%) Analysis of how the man would interpret his suffering in light of the Christian narrative and the fallenness of the world is clear and demonstrates a deep understanding that is skillfully supported by topic study materials. Analysis of how the man would interpret his suffering in light of the Christian narrative and the hope of resurrection is clear and demonstrates a deep understanding that is skillfully supported by topic study materials. Analysis of how the Christian worldview of the man might inform his view about the value of his life as a person with ALS is clear and demonstrates a deep understanding that is skillfully supported by topic study materials. Evaluation of which values and considerations the Christian worldview focuses on when deliberating the option of euthanasia for the man is clear and demonstrates a deep understanding that is skillfully supported by topic study materials. Evaluation of which options would be justified in the Christian worldview for the man is clear and demonstrates a deep understanding that is skillfully supported by topic study materials. Reflection hypothesis of which personal choices would be make if faced with ALS based on personal worldview is clear, relevant, and insightful. Comments Thesis is comprehensive and contains the essence of the paper. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear. Clear and convincing argument presents a persuasive claim in a distinctive and compelling manner. All sources are authoritative. Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English. All format elements are correct. Sources are completely and correctly documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is free of error. Points Earned Case Study: End of Life Decisions George is a successful attorney in his mid-fifties. He is also a legal scholar, holding a teaching post at the local university law school in Oregon. George is also actively involved in his teenage son’s basketball league, coaching regularly for their team. Recently, George has experienced muscle weakness and unresponsive muscle coordination. He was forced to seek medical attention after he fell and injured his hip. After an examination at the local hospital following his fall, the attending physician suspected that George may be showing early symptoms for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a degenerative disease affecting the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. The week following the initial examination, further testing revealed a positive diagnosis of ALS. ALS is progressive and gradually causes motor neuron deterioration and muscle atrophy to the point of complete muscle control loss. There is currently no cure for ALS, and the median life expectancy is between 3 and 4 years, though it is not uncommon for some to live 10 or more years. The progressive muscle atrophy and deterioration of motor neurons leads to the loss of the ability to speak, move, eat, and breathe. However, sight, touch, hearing, taste, and smell are not affected. Patients will be wheelchair bound and eventually need permanent ventilator support to assist with breathing. George and his family are devastated by the diagnosis. George knows that treatment options only attempt to slow down the degeneration, but the symptoms will eventually come. He will eventually be wheelchair bound and be unable to move, eat, speak, or even breathe on his own. In contemplating his future life with ALS, George begins to dread the prospect of losing his mobility and even speech. He imagines his life in complete dependence upon others for basic everyday functions and perceives the possibility of eventually degenerating to the point at which he is a prisoner in his own body. Would he be willing to undergo such torture, such loss of his own dignity and power? George thus begins inquiring about the possibility of voluntary euthanasia. © 2020. Grand Canyon University. All Rights Reserved. ...
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Death and Dying: Case Study - Outline
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Suffering and Fallenness of the World

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Suffering and Hope of Resurrection

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Value of Life

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Euthanasia
Morally Justified Options
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Running head: DEATH AND DYING

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Death and Dying: Case Study
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DEATH AND DYING

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Abstract

The Christian worldview provides basic guidelines that one can use when faced with tough
decisions regarding their lives. The focus on the fall of man and the curse it brought in the world
can help men to revere God and try every day to reconcile with God. George is faced with a
dilemma as to whether to follow his Christian values or consider euthanasia as he is faced with
the reality of an unfortunate diagnosis of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). The prognosis
shows that he may lose all his motor skills and may have to depend on his family members for
survival. Using the Christian viewpoint, the sovereignty of human life cannot be ignored with
God as the sole controller. The issue of euthanasia, even in the face of a poor prognosis, is not a
choice that George can consider. Therefore, the interplay of a Christian view of human life, the
dignity of life, and the need to persevere are seen as George navigates his options in the face of
ALS. An analysis of the fallenness of man, the hope of resurrection and values of Christian life
will guide his options as he plans his end of life care.

DEATH AND DYING

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Death and Dying: Case Study
Suffering and Fallenness of the World

In view of the Christian narrative, George is facing a tough trial in his life as a
consequence of the original sin of man in the Garden of Eden. Christians believe that after man
disobeyed God and was sent away, he has always struggled between the good and evil that
presents in the world. The grace of God that was brought through the atonement of sins by Jesus
Christ is believed to offer mercies when times are becoming so trying (Kaldjian, 2019). After
man sinned, corruption and rebellion began in the heart of God’s creation, which tainted the
relationship between man and God. While God intended to create a man after his likeness to take
dominion over the earth and its possessions, the corruption of humanity led to many maladies
and enslavement of sin. Therefore, men try every day to reconcile with God while still struggling
with the enticement of sinful ways (Kaldjian, 2019). The fallenness of man led to punishments,
including toiling for food and child during childbirth, which was the start of pain for man.
Diseases are, therefore, part of the suffering due to the wrong choice of man to disobey
God. George, from a Christian viewpoint, may link his illness to the original sin of man, which is
believed to be inherited by every living person. As stated in the Bible, man is born corrupt and is
imperfect, which could explain the strange illness (1 Corinthians 15:22, NIV). The sickness can
be considered a part of the tribulations of man...

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