According to kantian ethical principle the ends and

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means of an action both should be considered important. Michaels, intentions for Terri may have come from a good place to provide her with the right to do but would state that removing the artificial life support is not within a good means to do so, therefore removing it and ending her life would not be justified by Kantian Ethical Principle. The Marxian Principle looks for the greatest good result, therefore the result is more important than the means. As Michael is lookingto provide an early end to Terri’s almost dead state, the decision to end her life is justified by the Marxian Principle.Conclusion:Michael and Terri’s parent debated in court hearings until 2005, upon whether to remove Terri’s feeding tube and artificial life support. The final decision was that Michael was the legal guardian to make the decision and in result the feeding tube was to be removed. Terri passes away on March 31, 2005, fourteen days after her feeding tube was removed. Due to the level of complications from the brain being deprived of oxygen for so long, Terri had no way to
Running Head: Bioethics Page 3overcome the brain damage caused. In her autopsy Terri’s brain no longer had the capacity to feel, think or react, and weighed half the amount of a normal brain, showing that in mind and spirit Terri passed away February 25, 1990, and her body was simply kept alive until 2005. Manypatients view this situation very differently, as some that would prefer artificial assistance, and

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