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Unformatted text preview: false hope. They didnt want to keep her alive in case she was conscious on some level; they believed she would actually get better. Letting her die is probably the only way their parents could accept the fact that she was never going to get better. Now the parents can move on with their lives. They might not agree, but I think they are much better off. I think the moral value judgement that influenced me is utilitarianism. Although the parents may believe they would be happier if Terry was kept alive, I believe they would actually become more unhappy, with each passing year that Terry did not get better. It is unclear to me weather Terry herself still had the capacity to feel pain or pleasure, but if conscious enough, I am sure she felt pain....
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This note was uploaded on 01/09/2011 for the course CRT CRT taught by Professor Trunk during the Spring '10 term at AUP.
- Spring '10