Written assignment for Bachelor of Social Work.
Please complete both part A and B of the questions below from an evidence based perspective.
Compare the application of two ethical theories (Deontology and Utalitarianism for example) to treatment provided in an aged care or disability health care settings.
Penny suffers from a serious debilitating illness. She is in constant pain, confined to a wheel chair and needs life supporting treatment. Penny feels like her life is not worth living and has asked her doctor to withdraw her treatment.
Discuss the relevant bioethical principles and apply the ABCDE of medical ethics specific to these wishes.
DO NOT DISCUSS THE LEGAL PRINCIPLES APPLICABLE TO THIS SCENARIO.
Use only peer reviewed articles and Textbook Kerridge, I., Lowe, M & Stewart, C. (2013) Ethics and Law for the Health Professions. 4th Ed.