Answer the question for the journal -this is for health ethics and law class in Canada

Be familiar with the cases of Sue Rodriguez (Irvine, pp. 810-813) and Robert Latimer (Irvine, pp. 756-758). Should Sue Rodriguez have been allowed to benefit from physician-assisted suicide? Should Robert Latimer been convicted for the death of his daughter Tracy?
The main part of your journal entry should compare and contrast key ethical issues and principles between the two cases to support your final decisions.
I will upload these 2 cases.

Discuss the ethical and legal implications of the Supreme Court of
Canadas decision to support physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia.

Build ethical arguments to support a pre-determined position, even if
that does not represent your primary views.

Debate on an ethical controversy, using professional conduct and
appropriate examples.

Doctrine of Double Effect theory: Def. If doing something morally good has a morally bad side-effect, it is ethically OK to
do it, providing the bad side effect was not intended, even if you could foresee the bad
side-effect was probable.
Example: Using high doses of drugs such as morphine for the purpose of relieving the
suffering in terminally-ill patients even though doctors know the drugs are likely to cause
patients to die sooner.
Factors involved:
The good result must be independent from the bad effect
The action must be proportional to the cause: dose of drug must be adequate for pain
relieving
The action must be appropriate: give the right medicine to patients based on their
symptoms
The patient must be in terminal condition: fatal dose of pain-killing medication is not
adequate if patients could have recovered from their condition.

Fear of slippery slope: arguments against euthanasia/
Physical assisted suicide on the grounds that the action, once taken, will
lead inevitably to similar but increasingly less desirable
actions until the bottom of the slippery slope is
reached where very harmful actions are allowed

2012: BC Civil Liberty Association vs. BC Supreme Court ruled that prohibition
of physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia to be unconstitutional based on section 7
of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms (life, liberty and security).
Plaintiffs: Gloria Taylor (ALS), Lee Carter & Hollis Johnson (Kay Carters daughter and
son-in-law; went to Switzerland for assisted suicide), Dr. William Shoichet (family
physician)
Oct 2013: BC Court of Appeal overruled the decision (2-1) holding that the court
was bout to apply the precedent set by the Supreme Court of Canada in the 1993
Sue Rodriguez.
Feb 2015: Supreme Court of Canada unanimous decision (9-0) allowing physicianassisted
suicide and euthanasia based on section 7 of the Charters (life, liberty &
security
* Court differentiated between right to life vs. duty to live

Feb 2015 decision has 2 conditions:
* the competent adult must consent voluntarily to physician-assisted suicide or
euthanasia
* the patient must be inflicted by a serious and incurable disease causing physical and
psychological suffering
How can the Supreme Court change its own decision from 1993 (Sue Rodriguezs
case)?
* Decision highlights a fundamental principle from the Charters of Rights and
Freedoms: personal autonomy
* The international portrait of euthanasia and PAS has changed drastically since 1993
provides data on practical, ethical and legal issues and on how to protect
vulnerable populations in a context of legal euthanasia.

finally and most importantly. Do NOT reference or use any books. only use acadimaic sources that can be accessable online.
the only 2 books that can be cited are the Required textbooks
1-Biomedical Ethics: A Canadian Focus (2e) 2013 by Johnna Fisher
2-Canadian Medical Law: An introduction for Physicians, Nurses and other Health Care Professionals, 4th Edition
By: John C. Irvine, Philip H. Osborne, Mary Shariff

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Answer the question for the journal -this is for health ethics and law class in Canada

Problems with accessibility to health care have been a controversial topic in Canada for several years and have fuelled the debate between the use of private service delivery in health care.

Develop one argument from the utilitarian perspective and one argument from the deontology perspective to answer the following question:

What role should private health care delivery should play in the Canadian health care system?

Do NOT reference or use any books. You can only use acadimaic sources that can be accessable online.
the only 2 books that can be cited are the Required textbooks
1-Biomedical Ethics: A Canadian Focus (2e) 2013 by Johnna Fisher
2-Canadian Medical Law: An introduction for Physicians, Nurses and other Health Care Professionals, 4th Edition
By: John C. Irvine, Philip H. Osborne, Mary Shariff

if you have any questions, please let me know.