PHILB12-Ethics of Living and Dying
In Kubler-Ross’ On Death and Dying, we are given insight into the stages of loss and an understanding of what keeps us from accepting our very natural end: death. When read with care, this text gives us the tools to listen to those who are dying and respond compassionately. In fact, she holds the position that genuine care is not just physical, but emotional as well as spiritual. This text stands as one of the center pieces to end-of-life care. However, while Kubler-Ross’s ideas are intuitive and seemly reliable, are they something we should really believe in? Do we really have sufficient reason to take this narrative about the dying experience as true? Or, could this just be a piece of psychological fan-fiction?
Your topic question: Do doctor and nurses have an obligation to care for the emotional needs of their patients?
Answer question with both a Formal Analysis and a 3.5-4 paper. Both will be due at the same time and in the same document (the FA is not counted towards your papers page count). Your paper should exactly match your FA. Both should be typed in Times New Roman, double spaced, and without grammatical errors.
You will be graded on paper structure, effectiveness of argument, and ability to effectively refer to class material.
Any paper with more than three grammatical errors on a single page is subject to failure. So, do your best.
In your formal analysis, you will need to include an intro paragraph and a “proof” that exactly matches your intro. This outline intro will be copy/pasted into your paper’s intro. Again, the formal analysis under this paragraph only mirrors the paragraph.