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    Part 1: Research to find the laws and regulations which apply to life the end of life;
    Part II: How your stand on the topic of decisions at the end of life as an health care provider could create challenges in the health care setting.

    Discuss what the health care profession's legal and moral stance should be and why.

    Expand on your particular position and justify each of your legal and ethical decisions with scholarly evidence; Wikipedia is not considered a scholarly resource.

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    Depending on country, the laws surrounding what a health care professional can do with regards to decisions at the end of life vary. In most places, there is no law or scope of practice for any health care professional that licenses them to provide euthanasia, and thus doing so would be outside their scope of practice. In this sense, euthanasia may therefore count as homicide.

    This is actually a pretty good reference that refers to this issue and the relevant laws in multiple countries:

    Notice the key concept here: it's not that places may have specific laws which prohibit euthanasia, but more so that a health care provider's scope of practice as covered by their licensing body does not euthanasia. ...

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