You are caring for a terminally ill six-year old, Joey. Joey can no longer leave bed, requires a feeding tube, is on continuous supplemental oxygen and is chronically short of breath, and requires narcotics for pain control. Joey has expressed that he want to go and be with Grandpa and with God because he doesnt want to hurt anymore. His parents insists that everything continues to be done for Joey despite his wishes. What are the ethical issues involved in this dilemma? How can you help the family? What are your obligations to the parentsand to Joey?
What aspects of our society encourage the popularity of magic bullets for weight loss? Why do you think that so many of the weight-loss drugs are removed from the market for unanticipated side effects? List diets you have heard about. What are their nutritional characteristics? What are the pros and cons of each one?