SPA 6 - Chris Stanton SPA #6, Section 205 The Scranton...

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Chris Stanton SPA #6, Section 205 The Scranton Haskell case contained various moral agents, each of whom had varying beliefs upon the correct course of treatment for Mr. Haskell. Unfortunately, Mr. Haskell, himself, could not provide his insight as to his treatment, but he did express his wishes towards his wife not knowing about his terminal disease before he was placed on a respirator. His views here allowed the doctors to not fully disclose everything to Mrs. Haskell, which enabled them to influence the decisions ultimately made by Mrs. Haskell. Mrs. Haskell was the main moral agent on behalf of Mr. Haskell and she repeatedly asked for aggressive treatment to help Mr. Haskell survive. Unfortunately, towards the very end of Mr. Haskell’s life the doctors influenced Mrs. Haskell’s decision making process by telling her there was no treatment to help her husband and basically no hope for his survival. This made Mrs. Haskell’s position as a moral agent as “futile” as the doctors made Mr. Haskell’s further treatment appear. With the doctors influencing Mrs.
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2009 for the course B&SOC 205 at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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