Read “A Drug That Wakes the Near Dead” from the New York Times, December 1, 2011 by Jeneen Interlandi. The author has written a descriptive essay on one family’s experience with their minimally conscious son. Your job is to understand the ethical issues raised by the medical treatment of Chris and others like him and to write an essay evaluating the situation from three ethical positions (utilitarianism, Kantian ethics, and virtue ethics). Do NOT just give the definition of the ethical theory, but state your own position on his Chris’s situation referencing the various theories. You can agree, disagree, or partially agree with any position, but give reasons for your answer.
Write a well-organized, well-written essay (3 to 4 numbered pages, double-spaced, typed). Proofread your essay. Do NOT use sentence fragments or run-on sentences, or you will be marked down.