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Based on “Case Study: Fetal Abnormality” and other required topic study materials, write a 750-1,000-word reflection that answers the following questions:What is the Christian view of the nature of human persons, and which theory of moral status is it compatible with? How is this related to the intrinsic human value and dignity?Which theory or theories are being used by Jessica, Marco, Maria, and Dr. Wilson to determine the moral status of the fetus? What from the case study specifically leads you to believe that they hold the theory you selected?How does the theory determine or influence each of their recommendations for action?What theory do you agree with? Why? How would that theory determine or influence the recommendation for action?Remember to support your responses with the topic study materials.While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.This assignment uses a rubric.*If you need me to send the other topic study materials, Im glad to do so*
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Case Study: Fetal Abnormality
Jessica is a 30-year-old immigrant from Mexico City. She and her husband Marco have been in the
United States for the last three years and have finally earned enough money to move out of their Aunt
Maria’s home and into an apartment of their own. They are both hard workers. Jessica works 50 hours a
week at a local restaurant and Marco has been contracting side jobs in construction. Six months before
their move to an apartment, Jessica finds out she is pregnant.
Four months later, Jessica and Marco arrive at the county hospital, a large, public, nonteaching hospital.
A preliminary ultrasound indicates a possible abnormality with the fetus. Further scans are conducted,
and it is determined that the fetus has a rare condition in which it has not developed any arms and will
not likely develop them. There is also a 25% chance that the fetus may have Down syndrome.
Dr. Wilson, the primary attending physician, is seeing Jessica for the first time, since she and Marco did
not receive earlier prenatal care over concerns about finances. Marco insists that Dr. Wilson refrain
from telling Jessica the scan results, assuring him that he will tell his wife himself when she is
emotionally ready for the news. While Marco and Dr. Wilson are talking in another room, Aunt Maria
walks into the room with a distressed look on her face. She can tell that something is wrong and inquires
of Dr. Wilson. After hearing of the diagnosis, she walks out of the room wailing loudly and praying aloud.
Marco and Dr. Wilson continue their discussion, and Dr. Wilson insists that he has an obligation to
Jessica as his patient and that she has a right to know the diagnosis of the fetus. He furthermore is
intent on discussing all relevant factors and options regarding the next step, including abortion. Marco
insists on taking some time to think of how to break the news to Jessica, but Dr. Wilson, frustrated with
the direction of the conversation, informs the husband that such a choice is not his to make. Dr. Wilson
proceeds back across the hall, where he walks in on Aunt Maria awkwardly praying with Jessica and
phoning the priest. At that point, Dr. Wilson gently but briefly informs Jessica of the diagnosis and lays
out the option for abortion as a responsible medical alternative, given the quality of life such a child
would have. Jessica looks at him and struggles to hold back her tears.
Jessica is torn between her hopes of a better socioeconomic position and increased independence,
along with her conviction that all life is sacred. Marco will support Jessica in whatever decision she
makes but is finding it difficult not to view the pregnancy and the prospects of a disabled child as a
burden and a barrier to their economic security and plans. Dr. Wilson lays out all of the options but
clearly makes his view known that abortion is “scientifically” and medically a wise choice in this
situation. Aunt Maria pleads with Jessica to follow through with the pregnancy and allow what “God
intends” to take place and urges Jessica to think of her responsibility as a mother
Course Code
PHI-413V
Class Code
PHI-413V-OL191
Criteria
Content
Percentage
90.0%
Christian View of the Nature of Human Persons
and Compatible Theory of Moral Status
30.0%
Determination of Moral Status
20.0%
Recommendation for Action
20.0%
Personal Response to Case Study
20.0%
Group 2
10.0%
Organization, Effectiveness, and Format
5.0%
Documentation of Sources (citations, footnotes,
references, bibliography, etc., as appropriate to
assignment and style)
5.0%
Total Weightage
100%
Assignment Title
Case Study on Moral Status
Unsatisfactory (0.00%)
Explanation of the Christian view of the nature of human
persons and the theory of moral status that it is compatible is
insufficient. Explanation is not supported by topic study
materials.
The theory or theories that are used by each person to
determine the moral status of the fetus is not adequately
explained. Rationale for choices made is not supported by
topic study materials or case study examples.
Explanation of how the theory determines or influences each
of their recommendations for action is insufficient.
Explanation is not supported by topic study materials.
Evaluation of which theory is personally preferable along with
how that theory would influence personal recommendations
for action is inadequate.
Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede
communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice or
sentence construction is used.
Sources are not documented.
Total Points
200.0
Less Than Satisfactory (65.00%)
Explanation of the Christian view of the nature of human
persons and the theory of moral status that it is compatible is
unclear. Explanation is not clearly supported by topic study
materials.
The theory or theories that are used by each person to
determine the moral status of the fetus is not clearly
explained. Rationale for choices made is unclearly supported
by topic study materials or case study examples.
Explanation of how the theory determines or influences each
of their recommendations for action is unclear. Explanation
unclearly supported by topic study materials.
Evaluation of which theory is preferable along with how that
theory would influence personal recommendations for action
is lacking a personal connection.
Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the
reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register) or word
choice are present. Sentence structure is correct but not
varied.
Documentation of sources is inconsistent or incorrect, as
appropriate to assignment and style, with numerous
formatting errors.
Satisfactory (75.00%)
Explanation of the Christian view of the nature of human
persons and the theory of moral status that it is compatible is
clear. Explanation is supported by topic study materials.
The theory or theories that are used by each person to
determine the moral status of the fetus is explained and
draws relevant conclusions. Rationale for choices made is
supported by topic study materials and case study examples.
Explanation of how the theory determines or influences each
of their recommendations for action is clear. Explanation is
supported by topic study materials.
Evaluation of which theory is preferable within personal
practice along with how that theory would influence personal
recommendations for action is clear.
Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but they are
not overly distracting to the reader. Correct and varied
sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are
employed.
Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and
style, although some formatting errors may be present.
Good (85.00%)
Explanation of the Christian view of the nature of human
persons and the theory of moral status that it is compatible is
clear and thorough. Explanation is supported by topic study
materials.
The theory or theories that are used by each person to
determine the moral status of the fetus is explained clearly
and draws relevant conclusions. Rationale for choices made is
clearly supported by topic study materials and case study
examples.
Explanation of how the theory determines or influences each
of their recommendations for action is clear and
demonstrates an understanding of the theory. Explanation is
supported by topic study materials.
Evaluation of which theory is preferable within personal
practice along with how that theory would influence personal
recommendations for action is clear and relevant.
Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may
be present. The writer uses a variety of effective sentence
structures and figures of speech.
Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and
style, and format is mostly correct.
Excellent (100.00%)
Explanation of the Christian view of the nature of human
persons and the theory of moral status that it is compatible is
clear, thorough, and explained with a deep understanding of
the connection between them. Explanation is supported by
topic study materials.
The theory or theories that are used by each person to
determine the moral status of the fetus is explained clearly
and draws insightful relevant conclusions. Rationale for
choices made is clearly supported by topic study materials
and case study examples.
Explanation of how the theory determines or influences each
of their recommendations for action is clear, insightful, and
demonstrates a deep understanding of the theory and its
impact on recommendation for action. Explanation is
supported by topic study materials.
Evaluation of which theory is preferable within personal
practice along with how that theory would influence personal
recommendations for action is clear, relevant, and insightful.
Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic
English.
Sources are completely and correctly documented, as
appropriate to assignment and style, and format is free of
error.
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