HE470 Medical Law and Ethics
Directions: Be sure to save an electronic copy of your answer before submitting it to Ashworth College for grading. Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English, spelling, and grammar. Sources must be cited in APA format. Your response should be four (4) double‐spaced pages; refer to the “Format Requirementsʺ page for specific format requirements.
Euthanasia, as explained in your readings in this course, is a hotly debated topic that challenges one’s convictions. With the information learned in this course, along with outside research, consider the following questions in a coherent paper.
1. Differentiate between palliative care and life-saving care. Provide two (2) examples of palliative care and explain each example.
2. Discuss ethical and legal considerations surrounding euthanasia.
3. Compare and contrast passive and active euthanasia from the article below and incorporate material from your assigned readings.