Ethical and Legal Aspects of Healthcare

Assignment Name: Unit 4 Discussion Board
Deliverable Length: 3–4 Paragraphs
Details: The Discussion Board (DB) is part of the core of online learning. Classroom discussion in an online environment requires the active participation of students and the instructor to create robust interaction and dialogue. Every student is expected to create an original response to the open-ended DB question as well as engage in dialogue by responding to posts created by others throughout the week. At the end of each unit, DB participation will be assessed based on both level of engagement and the quality of the contribution to the discussion.
At a minimum, each student will be expected to post an original and thoughtful response to the DB question and contribute to the weekly dialogue by responding to at least two other posts from students. The first contribution must be posted before midnight (Central Time) on Wednesday of each week. Two additional responses are required after Wednesday of each week. Students are highly encouraged to engage on the Discussion Board early and often, as that is the primary way the university tracks class attendance and participation.
The purpose of the Discussion Board is to allow students to learn through sharing ideas and experiences as they relate to course content and the DB question. Because it is not possible to engage in two-way dialogue after a conversation has ended, no posts to the DB will be accepted after the end of each week.
Take a position on the statement below. Post your brief (2–3 paragraphs) response to the Discussion Board. You must respond to 2 other students’ posts. The statement is as follows:
Our current acceptance of a right to die, especially for those who are unconscious and need a proxy decision maker, is a rather slippery slope that may, in the future, be used not to protect individual autonomy or privacy but rather to serve as a facade to rid us of individuals whose lives we do not value.
You are free to take this discussion in any direction you would like, as it will depend on your position and supporting material.
Helpful Discussion Tips
•Introduce new ideas
•Tie personal experiences to concepts
•Avoid repeating others’ points of view
•Interact on the discussion board frequently
•Post insightful comments and questions that prompt on-topic discussion
•Help clarify or synthesize other classmate’s postings, if necessary
•Be polite and respectful when in stating disagreements or objections to other classmates’ ideas