Name: Tutor: Course: Date: A Reflection on Medical Ethics Based On a Movie Me Before You In the film ‘Me Before You’ the lead disabled character decides to end his life leaving behind the newfound love of his life. He encourages her to live well and instructs her to live boldly. It was supposed to be a sentimental tear-jerking summer film featuring Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) and Sam Claflin (Hunger Games: Catching Fire). They attempt to grab the interest of romantic shows' viewers. However the flick has made discussion by intentionally promoting possibly euthanasia and assisted suicide as part of the story. In the film Will played by Sam Claflin became quadriplegic after being involved in a traffic accident. The movie portrays Sam paralyzed from the chest a reply and to uphold the fact in love. In conclusion Media has such a strong compelling voice on recognitions of our society and this film appears to pose that individuals with disabilities are a burden (Frank Arthur W. 2013). I would rather see more positive illustrations of the disability community in entertainment. To be honest the concern I have is the casting of an able-bodied actor portraying a character that is paralyzed. There are few roles accessible in the disability community. Why wasn’t this role given to an actor who is paralyzed? Work Cited Frank Arthur W. The wounded storyteller: Body illness and ethics. University of Chicago Press 2013. Kumagai Arno K. "A conceptual framework for the use of illness narratives in medical education." Academic medicine83.7 (2008): 653-658. [...]
Movie " Me Before You" When faced with an ethical dilemma, using an ethical decision model to work through our choices forces us to closely examine the facts and allows us to analyze our options before we make our decision. There are many different models one can follow, but all have a common theme of reasoning through the issue at hand. Use the 6-step model as a guide for reflecting on the movie. Identify/Describe the problem •What principles or key values are involved? •Is there a conflict of values, rights, or professional responsibility? •Does the issue go beyond legal or institutional concerns? •Who will be affected by the decision? •What does it do to people who have dignity, rights, and hopes for a better life? Collect the facts •What do you know? •What don’t you know? •What individuals or groups have an important stake in the outcome? Do some have a greater stake because they have a special need or because we have special obligations to them? •What are the options for acting? Have all the relevant persons and groups been consulted? If you showed your list of options to someone you respect, what would that person say? List the options •Think of all the possible ways the dilemma could be resolved. •List as many as you can Evaluate the outcomes •Who benefits from each option? •Who does not benefit? •Discuss all ethical theories regarding the dilemma (autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence, justice/fairness, and virtue/values. What principles may be sacrificed? •Even if not everyone gets what they want, will everyone’s rights and dignity still be respected? Choose your action •Considering all the perspectives, which of the options is the right thing to do? Assess the results •How did it turn out for all concerned? •Do you agree with the decision that was made? •What is the catholic stance on assisted suicide? •What did you learn from the situation depicted in the movie?