PHIL 222 Bryant and Stratton College End of Life Issues Discussion

PHIL 222 Bryant and Stratton College End of Life Issues Discussion

PHIL 222 Bryant and Stratton College End of Life Issues Discussion


Question Description

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Unfortunately, end of life issues are a concern for each of us at one time or another. Whether it is planning for ourselves or loved ones, we need to consider things like hospice care, DNR orders, living wills, assisted suicide, and euthanasia. Based on what you have studied thus far in this class, what value do you see in end of life preparations? Compare and contrast the benefits and drawbacks of making these types of preparations. Based on the knowledge you’ve acquired related to these issues, what conclusions can you make about


future decisions?


An annotated bibliography demonstrates your ability to read and critically examine articles, books, and other sources of information for their usefulness in relation to the assignment you are completing.

As you may have noticed, not every article you read will be helpful in the writing of your essay. You have to weed out the texts that do not further your research and focus on the texts you will be able to incorporate into your writing.

For this week’s assignment, you are being asked to choose two sources you will use in your portfolio project and create an annotated bibliography.

You will write two paragraphs for each source you have chosen. The first paragraph should include a summary of the article and an assessment of its strengths and weaknesses. The second paragraph should have an explanation of why you chose that article and how it helps to support your research (tell you reader why this article is helpful to you).

Your annotated bibliography should include the proper APA citation for the article. The body of each of source’s annotation should be between 150 and 175 words in length. The citations you provide do not count toward the total word count requirement. Please double space the body of your annotated bibliographies.

PHIL 222 Bryant and Stratton College End of Life Issues Discussion

For guidance in writing an annotated bibliography, please review these sites:

For specific grading criteria, please review the

Annotated Bibliography Grading Rubric.docx

Part 3

This week, we learned about end-of-life issues and the decisions you may face as a healthcare professional.

Find a case study that addresses one of the end-of-life issues we are studying. You could choose an issue of medical intervention, cessation of treatment, or one concerning living wills, health care proxy, or Medical POA. Present your case study and identify the ethical issues it raises. How would you advise a client in a similar situation? What ethical theory best supports your decision?

Find one source from the Virtual Library that supports your ethical position on this case. This source should be from a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal.

In addition, you should respond to three classmates during the learning week. When responding to classmates, it is important to recognize that your ongoing dialog allows you to learn from one another and share ideas on how to make these difficult ethical decisions. My suggestion is to read your classmates’ position, then comment on whether you were persuaded by their choice.

Proofread for proper English, spelling, and grammar.

Please break them up and label part one , two, three et

You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.

The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.


Discussion Questions (DQ)

Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.

Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.

One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.

I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.

Weekly Participation

Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.

In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.

Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).

Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.

APA Format and Writing Quality

Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).

Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.

I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.

Use of Direct Quotes

I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.

As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.

It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.

LopesWrite Policy

For assignments that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please be sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me.

Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.

Review your similarities. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?

Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for tips on improving your paper and SI score.

Late Policy

The university’s policy on late assignments is 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also applies to late DQ replies.

Please communicate with me if you anticipate having to submit an assignment late. I am happy to be flexible, with advance notice. We may be able to work out an extension based on extenuating circumstances.

If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.

I do not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late unless we have worked out an extension.

As per policy, no assignments are accepted after the last day of class. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the last day of class will not be accepted for grading.


Communication is so very important. There are multiple ways to communicate with me:

Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.

Individual Forum: This is a private forum to ask me questions or send me messages. This will be checked at least once every 24 hours.