(Benchmark Assignment) Applying Decision-Making Models in Health Care.
This is a benchmark assignment.
Choose an ethical decision-making model from among the following three discussed in the lecture and other readings: Nash’s 12 Questions for Moral Choices, Kidder’s Ethical Checkpoints, and Uustal’s Ethical Decision-Making Model. Apply your chosen model to the following ethical dilemma:
Your terminally ill patient told you at her last visit that, since her pain could no longer be completely controlled by any means, and in her opinion she was just waiting to die, she was going to Holland to participate in its physician-assisted suicide program.
What would your advice to this patient be? In a 500-750 word paper, include a letter to your patient offering your insights and recommendations regarding this decision.
In addition, following your letter, include a subsection in which you address the following when completing this assignment:
Include at least three scholarly, peer-reviewed references from the GCU Library to support your positions.
Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
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