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Lecture Outline3 - Lecture Outline #3 Termination of...

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Lecture Outline #3 Termination of Life-Sustaining Treatment: Standards and Procedures I. Introduction A. A “good death” in the context of a “good life” B. Stages versus stories C. Middle ages : for Christians involved time to prepare o meet divine judge; ars moriendi, w/I religious community, shared norms and practices D. Modern deaths: facts, features, figures, and representative cases II. Standards of decision-making: a rough consensus has developed about major limits to decision-making that brings about death but various challenges have emerged to the distinctions they embody A. Distinction between suicide of life-sustaining treatment (see Lecture Outline #2) B. Distinction between direct effects – the rule of double effect 1. Its elements (See Lecture Outline #5) 2. Its relevance: the administration of medication with the intention and direct effect of relieving pain and suffering but with the foreseen, unintended, and indirect effect of hastening the
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course RELG 265 taught by Professor Jameschildress during the Fall '07 term at UVA.

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