Unformatted text preview: You are a bit surprised to see him up and about since you know he is seriously ill with cancer. One you are alone, Harry gives you grim news: his cancer has metastasized to his bones and he is terminally ill. He continues by telling you that what scares him is not dying, but dying in pain. He recently watched as a close friend, also suffering from bone cancer, died an excruciating death; Harry does not want to endure the same fate. Consequently, he has been in contact with his physician who has agreed, somewhat reluctantly, to give Harry a prescription for a barbiturate to end his life. Harry hands you the prescription and asks that you fill it. Further, he asks that you not mention this conversation to either his wife or his children since he has decided not to tell them what he intends to do. What ought you to do? Why? Be sure to utilize in your answer at least THREE of the moral rules/ethical principles we have discussed....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PHRM 208 taught by Professor Gerald during the Fall '05 term at UConn.
- Fall '05