HLT 520 Week 7 Assignment, Brain Death Scenario
In the scenario, the patient has already suffered brain damage but does not meet the criteria for complete brain death. Half of the family is requesting for the patient to stay alive on assisted machines while the other wants the physicians to help in the aided death process. In this case, the patient has a substantial inheritance which some family members who support his death would obtain. This paper will address various aspects of ethical, legal, and medical care issues as well as the moral decision to take in this situation with resources that could be tapped………..