Read each question carefully. Many of the questions have more than one part to them. For full credit, all parts of the question must be answered. Be as specific as possible for full credit. All answers must be typed, in essay format and not bulleted or listed. Remember, an essay question needs to be answered using more than one sentence. You will lose points for spelling and grammatical errors. Please answer these questions on a new document. Make sure you put your name on this document. You are not allowed to copy and paste information from websites that you may have accessed in order complete this assignment, please cite all sources. All answers must be in your own words. If an assignment is found to be plagiarized, it will receive a grade of zero and the student will automatically fail the class due to academic dishonesty.
Cite every source you use included the Being Mortal book itself. What does autonomy mean to you? When you think about yourself aging, what kind of autonomy do you want to preserve? (9 points) As we age, we are bound to develop some type of frailty and eventually we die. What are your fears in this regard? What would you consider a good death vs. a bad death? (6 points) Are you prepared to make major health care decisions for someone in your life? Who in your life knows what makes life worth living for (and fighting for) you? Thinking about yourself right now, could you imagine answering: “What are the tradeoffs you are willing to make and not willing to make? (10 points) What are your thoughts on ideal nursing homes? Lou Sanders valued privacy and solitude. What are the deal-breakers for you? (10 points) What part of the aging & dying process feels like it will take the most courage for you? (5 points) Do you think most American families can care for an elderly relative? (5 points) Why are there more available resources for medical equipment than quality-of-life measures for the elderly? (5 points)