Ethics Around the Globe:Project for Health Care students

Ethics Around the Globe:Project for Health Care students

Review the scenario below. Throughout the course, you will be referring to this scenario, coming up with an appropriate solution, and reflecting on your thinking process.



Your 82-year-old patient is in kidney failure and requires hemodialysis but this sort of medical intervention goes against her religious beliefs. Without this treatment she will certainly die. With the treatment she can expect to live a relatively normal life for years to come. She has no other diseases or conditions.


ou will consider possible solutions based on different ethical perspectives.

  1. What would someone do from the perspective of Aristotle’s virtue based ethics? Explain why.
  2. What would someone do from the Buddhist ethical perspective? Explain why.
  3. What would you do in this situation? Why?

Your assignment should be 1-2 pages in APA format.

Preview of the answer..

According to Aristotle ethics, every activity comes with a final cause, which is the good it aims. There is an ultimate good which every activity of human beings ultimately aims which is being happy. As a result of this, human beings are supposed to aim at living a life that conforms to their rational natures. Based on these aspects, any person making judgment on the situation from Aristotle’s perspective would go for the hemodialysis. Here, it is more reasonable to go for this treatment than fail to in order to adhere to religious beliefs (Pojman, 2012). This is because the ultimate goal of human life is being happy, which will..

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