Ch 8: The Ethics of Death & Dying

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Get the knowledge boost you need to excel on an assignment, project or test covering the ethics of death and dying with help from this informative chapter. Engaging video lessons, multiple-choice quizzes and other resources are available around-the-clock to enhance your studying process.

The Ethics of Death & Dying - Chapter Summary

This chapter's lessons make studying the ethics of death and dying simple and effective. Watch short videos created by top instructors to closely examine the ways ethical theory is applied to issues of death and dying. Our self-paced format lets you choose the lessons you want to review and visit any time and as often as you'd like. If you want to check your knowledge of the lessons, you can take short quizzes and a broader chapter exam. This chapter also offers access clickable links that let you skip to key topics within the videos, as well as full transcripts that let you read the lessons in text form. Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Share the medical definition and broader definitions of death
  • Discuss ethical issues the medical field faces concerning life and death
  • Explain the euthanasia debate and the stages of acceptance for a person who is dying
  • Define the concept of and share options for dying with dignity
  • Exhibit knowledge of the moral issues surrounding the right to die

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