Rawing on at least one example, explore the role that autonomy plays in achieving a good death.

Drawing on at least one example, explore the role that autonomy plays in achieving a i??good deathi??.

Relevant sources of information: Open University, Death and Dying. K260 Blocks 1 and 4
Death and Dying a Reader, Earle, Komoromy and Bartholomew
Making sense of death, dying and bereavement: an anthology

Block 1, Units 2, 4, and 5

Block 4, Units 1 and 2

Reader, Chapter 15 (Garrard)

Reader, Chapter 17 (Vince and Petros)

Anthology, Chapter 42 (Twomey)

DVD Extract 2.1 Block 4, Unit 2, i??Richardi??s storyi??

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Here are some more tutorial suggestions which may help:
focus on autonomy, which you will find is discussed in Section 2 of Unit 2 in Block 4, and the opposite of autonomy, paternalism which is discussed in Section 4 of Unit 2 in Block 4.
explore autonomy in the context of the four ethical principles set out by Beauchamp and Childress (2001) which you will find in the Reader Chapter by Eve Gerrard on page 118 of Chapter 15 in the Reader. It will be important in your EMA to relate the third ethical principle which is about respect for autonomy to the other three ethical principles. These ethical principles are discussed in Activities 1.4 and 1.5 in of Unit 1 in Block 4 pages 14-16 and Actiity 2.2 and on pages 25-27 of Unit 2 in Block 4. They also relate to RichardS story in Activity 2.1 on page 21 of Unit 2 Block 4.
explored the concept of aGood deathvisit Block 1 Units 3 and 5 particularly.
There is an abundance of case study material to draw on both in Block 4 and the Anthology. You may decide to draw on a series of short case studies or one or two longer ones. But you must apply the two concepts to at least one example.
You will of course need to reference your work in the usual way and remember that as all the Units have named authors then you should reference them according to the particular author or authors. You should also make sure that when you draw on a secondary reference that is an author whose work you have read about not in its primary source but in the secondary source of a module Unit then you must used the form Cited inand the appropriate Unit date and author.

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