Tutorial Six Group Activity
** GROUP MEMBER NAMES **: Arham Syed, Mohsin Baig, Yousif Al Ali, Adam Gregni,
This tutorial is entirely devoted to discussion and preparation of what constitutes a proper
proxy directive. After you are divided into small groups (no more than 5 members),
appoint a note taker/recorder who will prepare your group’s proposed advance care
plan or living will form after discussing the questions listed below.
1.) Your ethics lecture instructor has provided you with a blank copy of the standard form
used by the state of Mississippi and it is the form she used to prepare her mother’s advance
care plan. Based upon your reading of A Guide to Advance Care Planning, do you think this
form covers all the basics? Why or why not?
2.) In Chapter 5 of the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics Living Will
developed by Dr. Peter A. Singer, find the chart which allows you to specify your health care
decisions based upon a number of possible health conditions. Do you think this chart is a
useful way of addressing all potential circumstances for which you might desire to have a
living will in place?
• Yes, this is a good chart however; there are some aspects and treatments that are
not covered like assisted death. Also some conditions that an individual might
experience at the end of life are missing
• The use of defibrillators and some of treatment options like anaesthesia are not
mentioned, but it does cover most of what the elderly experience.
• A living will is when you make decisions regarding your future health and personal
care when you are capable, so that they be taken into effect when you are incapable
of understanding certain treatment. Due to this, the table has covered a majority of
the conditions, but can include more conditions like