Right now, assisted suicide is legal in three of the United States. Thus, it represents a scenario that you may face in the course of your work as a leader. Awareness of this possibility contributes to developing an ethical framework for end-of-life deliberations.
Navigate to the threaded discussion below and respond to the questions. Include in your responses the biblical perspectives of a human life and aspects of patient autonomy, privacy, and quality of life as they relate to the right to die. Your post should be at least one paragraph (150 to 200 words) for each question.
What arguments can be used to support law or policy allowing withholding of treatment or assisted suicide?
On what grounds might one object to policies allowing withholding of life sustaining interventions or assisted suicide?
Describe the biblical perspective concerning the value of life. We typically euthanize animals out of compassion; how does this differ from humans? Do extraordinary measures preserve the sanctity of human life or inflict unwarranted suffering?