discussion essay 18

The issues inherent in determining when life begins or death occurs appear to be impossibly complex. Yet, there is value in attempting to make the distinction between life and death, especially within the context of ethical decision making.

Discuss how the author uses the concept of ’Awareness’ to address the issue of whether a body is ‘one of us.’ Delineate some essential issues (Ex. how a fetus with no awareness is different than a ‘brain dead’ patient.)