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Class #15

  1. 1. <ul><li>Doctors play God when … </li></ul><ul><li>Life-support may be withdrawn when... </li></ul>{1} They directly kill. {2} They prolong life unnecessarily. {1} Doing so does not directly kill. {2} Burdens of treatment > Benefits of treatment.
  2. 2. Proportionate Beneficial Useful Required Disproportionate Burdensome Useless Optional vs.
  3. 3. Describe your reactions to the video on Nancy Cruzan. Where are you leaning right now on what Catholics should think about the morality of removing her feeding tube? Would this be directly killing or allowing to die?What questions do you have that might affect how you ultimately come down on this issue? vt
  4. 4. <ul><li>review the facts of the Cruzan case </li></ul><ul><li>analyze Church teaching on the withdrawal of feeding tubes </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Details? </li></ul><ul><li>Persistent Vegetative State vs. Coma </li></ul><ul><li>Nightline episode (March 10, 1988) </li></ul><ul><li>Aftermath </li></ul>

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