Deontological Argument Assignment

Deontological Argument Assignment

Deontological Argument Assignment

Multiple Choice Question 1:

Which of the following is an example of a deontological argument in opposition to the following statement: “Medical aid in dying is something terminally ill patients who are mentally competent should have access to if they so choose.”

a. It is fundamentally against the Hippocratic Oath for a physician to intentionally aid in hastening a patient’s death.”

b. The principle of patient autonomy demands that a terminally ill patient who is mentally competent should have the option for medical aid in dying.

c. “Denying terminally ill patients who are mentally competent access to medical aid in dying causes those patients to unnecessarily suffer physical pain.”

d. “Permitting medical aid in dying for terminally ill patients who are mentally competent may lead to a ‘slippery slope’ where physicians begin hastening the death of patients in other situations.”

Note: Please tell me the correct answer.

Multiple Choice Question 2:

Which of the following is an example of a deontological argument in support of the following statement: “Medical aid in dying is something terminally ill patients who are mentally competent should have access to if they so choose.”

a. “The principle of patient autonomy demands that a terminally ill patient who is mentally competent should have the option for medical aid in dying.”

b. “Denying a terminally ill who is mentally competent access to medical aid in dying causes those patients to unnecessarily suffer physical pain.”

c. “Permitting medical aid in dying for terminally III patients who are mentally competent may lead to a ‘slippery slope’ where physicians begin hastening the death of patients in other situations.”

d. “It is fundamentally against the Hippocratic Oath for a physician to intentionally aid in hastening a patient’s death.”

Note: Please tell me the correct answer.

Multiple Choice Question 9:

Which of the following is NOT true regarding Joshua Greene’s MRI research investigating brain activity in relation to the Trolley Experiment?

a. According to Greene, only decisions reached by the part of the brain associated with rational decision-making can be considered moral.

b. According to Greene, competition between different systems within the brain may lead to our human conceptualization of morality.

c. When people are presented with Version 1 of the Trolley Experiment, the part of the brain associated with rational decision-making is activated.

d. When people are presented with Version 2 of the Trolley Experiment, a less evolved part of the brain associated with emotional responses is activated.

Note: Please tell me the correct answer.

Multiple Choice Question 10:

Which of the following is an example of an outcome-based morality argument in support of the following statement: The government should assure everyone has access to health care regardless of ability to pay.

a. “Giving health care away to everyone will just encourage people to be irresponsible with their personal finances and personal health.”

b. “Providing access to healthcare for everyone regardless of ability to pay will lower the disease burden and improve society for everyone.”

c. “It’s simply unconscionable that people are forced to go without health care in a country as wealthy as the United States.”

d. “It is a fundamental violation of my liberty for the government to take my taxes and use them to benefit someone else.”

Note: Please tell me the correct answer.

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You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.

The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.

ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CLASS

Discussion Questions (DQ)

Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.
One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.
Weekly Participation

Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.
APA Format and Writing Quality

Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.
Use of Direct Quotes

I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.
LopesWrite Policy

For assignments that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please be sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me.
Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.
Review your similarities. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?
Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for tips on improving your paper and SI score.
Late Policy

The university’s policy on late assignments is 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also applies to late DQ replies.
Please communicate with me if you anticipate having to submit an assignment late. I am happy to be flexible, with advance notice. We may be able to work out an extension based on extenuating circumstances.
If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.
I do not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late unless we have worked out an extension.
As per policy, no assignments are accepted after the last day of class. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the last day of class will not be accepted for grading.
Communication

Communication is so very important. There are multiple ways to communicate with me:
Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.
Individual Forum: This is a private forum to ask me questions or send me messages. This will be checked at least once every 24 hours.