Euthanasia for Terminally-ill Patients


Euthanasia, Code of Medical Ethics, terminal illness, stage four cancer, full blown AIDS, ethical dilemma


This assessment requires you to present a topic in the style of a written debate. A debate is an opportunity to analyze a topic or issue considering all dimensions and factors with without discrimination. Debating also enhances critical thinking skills through researching issues and developing a stance that can be supported with scientific literature, practice guidelines, ethical principles and legislative frameworks. Your written debate must be objective, presenting two sides of the argument, for and against. Current literature must be used to support either position and you must come to an objective conclusion using the evidence. It is important to remember this is not your opinion, but an objective conclusion using legal and ethical principles: All arguments must be referenced. The word count for this assessment is 1000 words you should use a minimum of 10 references, and you must include the NMBA Code of Ethics/Conduct/Competency in your work. Euthanasia is a legitimate treatment option for people with a terminal illness. How to present your debate, if you wish to use a PowerPoint format that is acceptable Cover page: title; name; unit; student number; word count; marking guide. Title: Write the statement you are debating here Body: Three or four arguments for and against the topic analysing and synthesizing relevant research to support each stance with current data and research to support your assertions Conclusion: Write a brief summation of your arguments For: what is the final conclusion of the argument for your statement No: what is the final conclusion of the argument against the statement Reference list Here is the reference you must use also for information I have included the marking guide also to follow This suite of documents can be found on the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). Legislation o Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (WA) Act 2010 Professional Codes & Guidelines o Professional Standards  NMBA Code of ethics for nurses 2008 NMBA Code of professional conduct for nurses 2008 NMBA Professional boundaries for nurses 2010 NMBA Registered nurse standards of practice 2016 Frameworks NMBA National framework for the development of decision-making tools for nursing and midwifery practice 2007


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