In perspective, I believe this case to be moral because Nancy was left lifeless.
The only means of life left in her was the oxygen she was breathing and her heart beat, there was no person left in her. Nanny’s individual rights include her statement in regards to succumbing to a vegetative state. Step three we discuss about the integrity, quality and respect for others. With this case, the co-workers had the integrity to release the wishes of Nancy and to ensure that her quality of life be considered. Also, to respect their statement and Nanny’s parent’s wishes as well.In this case, it was not stated here would be any profitable settlements, such as any life-insurance claims.
However, the decision does profit the family by a means of relief that their daughter would no longer be suffering. In step four we are to consider alternatives to the decision being made. The only means of an alternative decision would to leave Nancy in her vegetative state and keep her On her nutritional support instead of removing her feeding tube. If this were to be the decision, Nancy would be unresponsive for the rest of her life but hope would remain that someday she would regain consciousness.However, if doctors were to run tests and determine there is irreversible damage and that it is proven she would not regain consciousness, then that would be something to really consider.
Step five we are to compare the values and alternatives. The value in the alternative, as previously stated, would be if Nancy could someday come out of her vegetative state. Also, that she still remains alive and the value of her life as a human being were to be taken into consideration. Although, I do not see a value in life if there is no way of communication or consciousness. Asses the consequences is our next to last step in this model, step six.
Consequences that could pose a risk short-term in this case is if they were to remove the feeding tube too early before determining if there is irreversible damage. The long-term consequences to be considered with the alternative, would be keeping her alive but she could potentially suffer from other health Issues. Finally, step seven there is a decision to be made. Weighing out the sole decision’s pro’s and con’s and comparing them to the alternative courses can bring us to a conclusion on which decision would be best for Nancy. For this case, I do believe in removing the feeding tube would be the best decision for he patient.