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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 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:

  1. 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?)
  2. 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?
  3. What sorts of values and considerations would each religion focus on in deliberating about whether or not George should opt for euthanasia?
  4. Given the above, what options would be morally justified under each religion for George and why?
  5. Finally, present and defend your own view.

Support your position by referencing at least three academic resources in addition to the course readings, lectures, the Bible, and the textbooks for each religion. Each religion must have a primary source included. A total of six references are required according to the specifications listed above. Incorporate the research into your writing in an appropriate, scholarly manner.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, An abstract is required.

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The constant interaction with a variety of people in the nursing profession comes with a
need to accommodate various beliefs and different stands when it comes to the question of
spiritual power in the case of sickness. Various individuals usually have a religious stand when it
comes to decisions that revolve around the life of an individual. Some religions offer clear
guidelines on the cause, purpose, and choices that may be made during the event of a sickness &
(Shelly & Miller, 2006). Other religions have stands that leave those involved in the care of sick
individuals at dilemmas on what choice to make in the case where the illness becomes too
overwhelming for an individual.
In general, each religion has their view on sickness. Some religions go-ahead to believe
that these are just but temptations in the normal life of an individual and are meant to test their
faith and strengthen them for future events. Other religions believe that sickness is brought into
the world as a way for these individuals to leave it and go join their creator which brings
controversies each and every other day. These varying beliefs pose a challenge when it comes to
the delivery of medical care and performance of medical procedures. The consent to have any
medical operation carried out on an individual greatly depends on their religion or that of their
family (Moorman, 2015). Many individuals succumb to illnesses that are curable only because of
the imitation that comes with the religion they stand for and the views it brings into society.
Some incidences that occur in hospitals leave doctors and nurses puzzled when they encounter
patients from certain religions that are willing to die just for the sake of the stand they have in
religion. Ethics are more often than not put into question in such cases. To analyze Georges
dilemma, Christianity and Buddhism are considered.



Worldview for Christianity and Buddhism
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