First, Do No Harm Topics for Discussion

Lisa Belkin
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What is the difference between killing someone and letting her die? Is there a difference at all?

In the end, medical care has costs; but our natural inclination is to ignore those costs. How would you balance morality with the cold, hard economic facts about the cost of medical care?

Did Patrick's hospital caregivers do the right thing by keeping him alive for so long? Or did every extra moment of Patrick's life have value?

Are we obligated to do everything in our power to prolong life?

What matters more, the quantity of life or its quality? Can we cut life short intentionally to choose quality over quantity when they conflict?

Can we do good by harming? In other words, do the duties of doing no harm and doing good ever conflict? When they do conflict, which duty wins?

Did the Poarch's make the right decision by...

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