You have been tasked to develop an in-service education product concerning the end of life decisions.
Your instructions are to base your analysis on the case of Karen Ann Quinlan. Research this, then write an analytical research paper.
Be sure to include the following information in your paper.
What were the facts and court holding in the Quinlan case?
What law(s) did the judge rely upon to support his decision? Analyze the hospital’s and the parent’s actions and beliefs, supporting one or the other.
Discuss the end of life issues (legal and ethical) involved in the case to support your defense of either the medical center or parents.
Consider these issues: autonomy (self-governance), justice, right to die, the need for an advanced directive, living wills, and powers of attorney.
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