This discussion topic is to be reflective of the course
October 12, 2021 please watch the video and see the file and
October 12, 2021

Select one of these ethical dilemmas. There is a lot

Select one of these ethical dilemmas. There is a lot of information on the internet about each of them.

  • Withholding/Withdrawing Life Support – Terri Schiavo, was in a persistent vegetative state when her life-sustaining treatment was withdrawn (2005)
  • Withdrawing Life Support/Resource Allocation – Jahi McMath, was a teen who was declared brain dead but remained on life support for almost 5 years (2013)
  • Right to Die – Dan Crews, had been a quadriplegic since childhood and wanted his ventilator removed to allow for death to come (2011)
  • Religion/Culture/Rights of Minor and Parental Rights – Daniel Houser, was a teen with Hodgkin’s Disease who refused life-sustaining chemotherapy for religious reasons (2009)
  • Withdrawing Life Support/Rights of the Unborn Child – Marlise Munoz, was a brain-dead woman kept on life support because of her unborn child (2013) 

your PowerPoint Presentation will be on your selected case and you will need to address:

  • EACH component/step of the Framework for Ethical Decision Making as outlined on the Worksheet for Ethical Decision Making Framework; refer to these document (Course Modules/Materials >>Supporting Documents).
  • Spirituality and Religion. Describe how spirituality and / or religion may have been a factor in the actions and outcomes.

At a minimum, you will want the following topics included (some may be more than 1 slide):

  • Cover slide with project title and your name
  • Individual and situation (introduction a)
  • Ethical dilemma (introduction b)
  • Step 1: Ethical issues
  • Step 2: Facts
  • Steps 3 and 4: Option 1 and Arguments for/against
  • Steps 3 and 4: Option 2 and Arguments for/against
  • Step 4a: Ethical Theory and Why
  • Step 5: Decision and Why
  • Step 6: Assess outcome
  • Impact of Spirituality and / or Religion
  • References; at least 3 scholarly references 


  • You will need in-text citations where necessary
  • The Power Point Presentation can be bullets.
  • Speaker notes and/or narration are NOT required.
  • There is NO document required; only the PowerPoint presentation
  • These are real people! Make them “come alive” with some pictures in your presentation. Pictures are a requirement without making your presentation too large