SLO 1: Written work in a non-nursing course

Learning about the Ethics of Physician-Assisted Suicide

            The art of nursing is truly unique because it integrates knowledge from various other fields to determine the best practice in caring for patients. During my sophomore year at Longwood University, I was given an amazing opportunity to complete research on the ethics of physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia and submit my annotated bibliography to the Omnipedia Review. In order to complete the bibliography, I read multiple works of philosophy on the ethics of suicide and the permissibility of physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia. These works dated from 1777 to 2017 and included works from famous philosophers, such as St. Thomas Aquinas, to modern scientist in the field of bioethics. This research helped me experience the process of gathering information from multiple sources on a controversial topic in medicine, and look past my own bias while taking other viewpoints into account.