med ethics-end of life issures 3-30

med ethics-end of life issures 3-30 - Rick Hoyt Video...

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Rick Hoyt Video -strangled by his own umbilical cord -doctors said he would never be able to walk or talk -parents believed he could do things -got a machine to talk -saved dad's life because he would have died from his heart attack if he had not been in good shape *this adds to the goodness of his life *his life is worth living even if he never inspired anyone -this story challenges the idea that a person's life could be worthless -is there a point that wasn't worth living and then there was a point worth living? -still manifesting what it is to be a human to a certain degree -circumstances can't make you happy, you need to make yourself happy -it is a challenge, but this is why it takes a virtuous person Powerpoint: Traditional view : as long as you are alive, your life has value *life is a final good *can remove life support Humean View : biological life is instrumental valuable -it is valuable as a means to an end ex: exercise: (make you alert, healthy, feel good)
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