Introduction to the Midterm Case Analysis:
This mid-term project is worth 20% of your final grade and provides an opportunity for you to learn how to develop elements of a case analysis, such as identifying relevant medical facts and legal influences, stakeholder positions and motivations, policy considerations, legal issues and ethical considerations. The objective is to assist you in recognizing the various components contributing to and influencing an ethical dilemma arising in healthcare. Upon the completion of the activity, you should have enhanced insight into analyzing medical ethical dilemmas that may arise in your own professional or private lives. The reading for the assignment contains the information you will need to complete the assignment. While you are welcome to use other sources, it is not necessary.
Assignment Reference Materials:
•Preston, T. & Kelly, M. (2006). A medical ethics assessment of the case of Terri Schiavo. Death Studies. 30(2), 121-133. Retrieved on October 13, 2010 from Academic Search Premier database. .
•Cyranoski, D. (2012). The mind reader. Nature, 456, 178-180. .
•Fins, J. ,. (2009). Brain injury: the vegetative and minimally conscious states. Garrison, NY: The Hastings Center, Bioethics Briefing Book. Retrieved from http://www.thehastingscenter.org/Publications/BriefingBook/Detail.aspx?id=2166 .
•Mathes, M. (2005). Terri Schiavo and end-of-life decisions: Can law help us out? MEDSURG Nursing. 41(3), 200-202. Retrieved on October 13, 2010 from Academic Search Premier database. .
•Perry, J., Chruchill, L. R. & Kirshner, H.S. et al. (2005). The Terri Schiavo case: Legal, ethical, and medical perspectives. Annals of Internal Medicine. 143(10), 744-748. Retrieved on October 13, 2010 from Academic Search Premier database. .
•Ditto, P. (2006). What would Terri want? On the psychological challenges of surrogate decision making. Death Studies. 30(2), 135-148. Retrieved on October 13, 2010 from Academic Search Premier database. .
1.Read the Assignment Reference Materials provided for this activity. .
2.Complete the linked question/response template. Your responses to each question should be, on average, 3-4 paragraphs in length and double-spaced. .
3.Support all statements, elevating them from opinion to informed opinion. Also, remember to define all key terms used (i.e. Bioethics principles, moral theories, PVS, AN&H, etc.). .
4.Format your case analysis using APA writing style, including a Title Page, Conclusion, inline citations, where appropriate and a Bibliography (even though the references have already been provided to you). .
5.Submit your assignment in one WORD document and place it in the appropriate assignment submission dropbox in Module 4. .
6.Your midterm project (case analysis) is due at the end of Module 4.