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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Ethics: right to die

Ethics was the first graduate course I had taken when I went back to obtain a graduate degree in mental health counseling. Ethics seems like an easy thing: do the right thing, don’t cause harm.

Life is so large that it would be impossible to list every possible ethical situation in one book. So, there are generalized guidelines. Of course there are laws too.

I was assigned to a four-person team to do a research project on the rights to die.

It is a very difficult topic.

Personally, I would not want to live on machines.

However, I do not feel comfortable making that decision for another person.

Recreational therapists who work with hospice, in nursing homes, or with people who are terminally ill may want to read this article about Brittany Maynard who was an advocate for the right to die with dignity


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