Assignment: Preparing for the End
(Plase use a different citation from the reading resources which you just click on the links to open up the articles)
Advance directives resulted from the controversy surrounding the case of Nancy Beth Cruzan, a young Missouri woman who suffered injuries in a car accident in January 1983 and who was kept alive in an irreversible vegetative state for almost eight years.
Cruzan’s parents went to court to order the hospital to remove the feeding tube that was keeping their daughter alive. The hospital appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, spurring national debate about how and when families can allow a loved one to die. In 1990, the court recognized a constitutional right to forgo life-sustaining treatment when it is clear the patient would have wanted to do so. The feeding tube was removed, and Cruzan died, surrounded by her family.
While the decisions can be difficult, preparing for the end is an activity that has to happen before it is needed. Advance directives are documents that a person can complete which lets his or her wishes be known about healthcare, life saving measures, and designated people who can make decisions if the need arises.
In this Assignment, you will examine your state’s laws regarding end-of-life advance directives (do-not-resuscitate [DNR], durable power of attorney for healthcare, living will, etc.) and complete one of these documents. (Note: You will not be asked to share your completed document, only reflect upon it).
To prepare for this Assignment:
Research your state or province’s laws regarding end-of-life advance directives such as do-not-resuscitate orders, durable power of attorney for health care, and living wills.
Complete at least one of the end-of-life advance directives listed above. See the AARP website in the Learning Resource for the downloadable forms. (Note: You will not be asked to share your completed document, only reflect upon it).
To complete this Assignment, write a 2- to 3-page paper, which addresses the following:
What types of end-of-life advance directives does your jurisdiction allow?
After completing the document, assess your feelings about the process. Was the document simple to complete for you? Was it challenging? Expand on your feelings of planning ahead for end-of-life decisions.
What factors contributed to you selecting the specific document that you completed?
What legal issues did you consider when you were completing the end-of-life document?
What ethical factors and principles did you consider when completing the end-of-life document?
Should healthcare providers be required to honor advance directives regardless of personal belief and institutional settings?
Your written assignments must follow APA guidelines. Be sure to support your work with specific sources from this week’s Learning Resources and additional scholarly sources as appropriate.
By Day 7 of Week 5
Submit your Assignment.
Submission and Grading Information
To submit your completed Assignment for review and grading, do the following:
Please save your Assignment using the naming convention “WK5Assgn+last name+first initial.(extension)” as the name.
Click the Week 5 Assignment Rubric to review the Grading Criteria for the Assignment.
Click the Week 5 Assignment link. You will also be able to “View Rubric” for grading criteria from this area.
Next, from the Attach File area, click on the Browse My Computer button. Find the document you saved as “WK5Assgn+last name+first initial.(extension)” and click Open.
If applicable: From the Plagiarism Tools area, click the checkbox for I agree to submit my paper(s) to the Global Reference Database.
Click on the Submit button to complete your submission.
Why Work with Us
Top Quality and Well-Researched Papers
We always make sure that writers follow all your instructions precisely. You can choose your academic level: high school, college/university or professional, and we will assign a writer who has a respective degree.
Professional and Experienced Academic Writers
We have a team of professional writers with experience in academic and business writing. Many are native speakers and able to perform any task for which you need help.
Free Unlimited Revisions
If you think we missed something, send your order for a free revision. You have 10 days to submit the order for review after you have received the final document. You can do this yourself after logging into your personal account or by contacting our support.
Prompt Delivery and 100% Money-Back-Guarantee
All papers are always delivered on time. In case we need more time to master your paper, we may contact you regarding the deadline extension. In case you cannot provide us with more time, a 100% refund is guaranteed.
Original & Confidential
We use several writing tools checks to ensure that all documents you receive are free from plagiarism. Our editors carefully review all quotations in the text. We also promise maximum confidentiality in all of our services.
24/7 Customer Support
Our support agents are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week and committed to providing you with the best customer experience. Get in touch whenever you need any assistance.
Try it now!
How it works?
Follow these simple steps to get your paper done
Place your order
Fill in the order form and provide all details of your assignment.
Proceed with the payment
Choose the payment system that suits you most.
Receive the final file
Once your paper is ready, we will email it to you.
No need to work on your paper at night. Sleep tight, we will cover your back. We offer all kinds of writing services.
No matter what kind of academic paper you need and how urgent you need it, you are welcome to choose your academic level and the type of your paper at an affordable price. We take care of all your paper needs and give a 24/7 customer care support system.
Admission Essays & Business Writing Help
An admission essay is an essay or other written statement by a candidate, often a potential student enrolling in a college, university, or graduate school. You can be rest assurred that through our service we will write the best admission essay for you.
Our academic writers and editors make the necessary changes to your paper so that it is polished. We also format your document by correctly quoting the sources and creating reference lists in the formats APA, Harvard, MLA, Chicago / Turabian.
If you think your paper could be improved, you can request a review. In this case, your paper will be checked by the writer or assigned to an editor. You can use this option as many times as you see fit. This is free because we want you to be completely satisfied with the service offered.