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Ethical and Spiritual Decision Making

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The practice of health care providers at all levels brings you into contact with people from a variety of faiths. This calls for knowledge and acceptance of a diversity of faith expressions.

The purpose of my work is to complete a comparative ethical analysis of George's situation and decision from the perspective of two worldviews or religions: Christianity and any other second religion. For the second faith, I have to choose a faith that is unfamiliar to me. Examples of faiths to choose from include Sikh, Baha'i, Buddhism, Shintoism, etc.
In the comparative analysis, I need to address all of the worldview questions in detail for Christianity and the second selected faith. The questions are:
1.Describe a worldview
2.Define the four major concepts of the nursing metaparadigm according to the modern, postmodern and biblical worldviews
3.Describe how this struggle between worldviews affects your nursing practice
4.Identify the worldview reflected in a nursing theory

Provide some ethical analysis based upon the different belief systems, reinforcing major themes with insights gained from any research, and answering the following questions based on the research:
1. How would each religion interpret the nature of George's malady and suffering? Is there a "why" to his disease and suffering? (i.e., is there a reason for why George is ill, beyond the reality of physical malady?)
2. In George's analysis of his own life, how would each religion think about the value of his life as a person, and value of his life with ALS?
3. What sorts of values and considerations would each religion focus on in deliberating about whether or not George should opt for euthanasia?
4. Given the above, what options would be morally justified under each religion for George and why?
5. Finally, present and defend your own view.
Support your position by referencing at least three academic resources.

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The practice of health care providers at all levels brings you into contact with people from a variety of faiths. This calls for knowledge and acceptance of a diversity of faith expressions. The purpose of my work is to complete a comparative ethical analysis of George's situation and decision from the perspective of two worldviews or religions: Christianity and any other second religion. For the second faith, I have to choose a faith that is unfamiliar to me. Examples of faiths to choose from include Sikh, Baha'i, Buddhism, Shintoism, etc.
In the comparative analysis, I need to address all of the worldview questions in detail for Christianity and the second selected faith. The questions are:
1.Describe a worldview

Buddhist worldview is predicated upon peace and harmony through meditation and enlightenment, which is attained by living a life that is pure and ethical as well as full of good deeds for humanity and your fellow man. There is a theme that promulgates freedom from suffering, which can be attained by Buddhists through the use of wisdom, morality, and meditation. Therefore, this worldview treats healthcare as a good deed for mankind wherein skillful actions conducted by Buddhists that alleviate the suffering of others from pain and death would constitute good and moral acts that result in the Buddhist achieving greater enlightenment. The religion doesn't have any Gods', and instead focuses upon human beings that are mindful of their actions and attempt to live a life that is pure, ethical, and abides by divine acts of kindness to fellow humans while remaining humble.

2.Define the four major concepts of the nursing metaparadigm according to the modern, postmodern and biblical worldviews

In reference to the four major concepts of the nursing metaparadigm, which consist of nursing, person, environment, and health, Christianity is alleged by its followers to embody the necessary worldview that elicits the most compassionate and caring form of nursing. In accordance to this belief, Christians are adherents to the viewpoints of Jesus Christ, who was insistent ...

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Ethical and spiritual decision making is examined.

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