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Moral Permissibility of Discontinuing Life-Support

Title: The Moral Permissibility of Discontinuing Life-Support.
Name(s): Mundt, Sarah, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2013
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: In this paper I will discuss the morality of life supporting measures. I argue that once an individual is either permanently unconscious or is in persistent vegetative state that it is morally permissible to cease life supporting measures. Throughout this paper I define persistent vegetative state and utilize this definition as one of my claims for why I argue ceasing life supporting measures is morally permissible. I also include real life cases, such as the highly publicized end-of-life case involving Terry Schaivo, that showcases some of the implications of my claims.
Identifier: FSU_migr_phi2630-0020 (IID)
Keywords: life support, cease, persistent vegetative state, morally permissible, right to die, sanctity of life
Note: © 2013, Sarah Mundt
Subject(s): Political ethics
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Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Honors Ethical Issues and Life Choices (PHI2630).

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Mundt, S. (2013). The Moral Permissibility of Discontinuing Life-Support. Retrieved from