Discussion: Death and Dying

DISCUSSION: In this discussion, reflect upon and discuss TWO of the following questions:

  • Q1: Physician-assisted suicide is legal in a few states and in a few countries. Do you believe that more states should make this legal? Why or why not?
  • Q2: How would you define a “good death?” Why?
  • Q3: Imagine that you are training others to work with people who are terminally ill or in grief. Advise your group about how to work most effectively with those populations.

STEP 1: First, write a response with at least EIGHT substantial sentences for each question, integrating concepts you learned from the reading and other materials (include links with necessary). Show that you can think critically on the topic by integrating your own thoughts, analysis, or experiences.

STEP 2: Return to the discussion to comment on at least TWO classmates’ posts (in at least FIVE sentences). Expand on a classmate’s comments in a value-adding, topic-related way. Promote a collaborative, supportive community, and advance the dialogue through follow-up questions. Reply posts cannot be one-liners, off-topic posts, vague statements, unsupported opinions, inadequate explanations or simply say, “I agree” or “good job.”