by TristanD1330097 on November 12, 2014 - 4:45pm
In this case, published in the Journal of Advance Nursing in 1998, there is a woman named Susan that does not value her life anymore and wants to die. Before judging, here is a little back ground on Susan. Susan is 27 years old lawyer, well-traveled and liked skiing. She was engaged to a man named John. One day they ended up in a car crash. John died but Susan survived but became paralyzed from the neck down. Susan spent many months assessing her situation and decided it was worthless. She could not do anything and at that point was just wasting resources. The question that arises from this is if it ethical for the doctors to give Susan euthanasia to end her life? The more general question of this is: is it ethical to end someone’s life depending on the situation?
McCormack, Paula. "Quality of Life and The Right To Die: Ethical Dilemma." Journal of Advanced Nursing (1998): 63-69.