PSY-357 – Lifespan Development
Topic 8 – Issues on Dying
Directions: This assignment has two parts. The first part of the assignment will be done before you watch segments of the video “A Death of One’s Own” from Films on Demand, found in class resources. The second part of the assignment will have you reflect on issues associated with end of life decisions. You should have a total of two to four outside scholarly references.
In a minimum of 200 words and before viewing segments of the video “A Death of One’s Own” from Films on Demand, what is your opinion on end of life issues? Do you believe people should have the right to choose to die? Why or why not? Use APA in-text citations to support your explanations.
Watch the following segments:
Chronic Disease: Progression of ALD (segment 2)
Death with Dignity: Assisted Suicide (segment 5)
Cost of Chronic Disease (segment 7)
Debating Physician Assisted Suicide (segment 8)
A Doctor’s Ethical Dilemma (segment 11)
Terminal Disease and Suicide (segment 14)
Describe information that is new to your learning about death and dying; including the cost of chronic disease (Financial, emotional, etc.), issues caretakers of terminally ill patients face, and if your opinion on end of life issues changed. Your summary should be a minimum of 500 words with two to four scholarly references to support your explanations.