Event Title

Moral Reasoning and Judgment About Ending Life Revisited: Influences of Religiosity, Generation, and Resilience

Location

Buller Hall

Start Date

2-26-2016 2:30 PM

End Date

2-26-2016 4:00 PM

Description

This study examines age, religiosity, and resilience as predictors of moral reasoning and judgments about ending life issues including suicide, physician-assisted suicide, active euthanasia, and mercy-killing. Suicide refers to individuals ending their own life. Physician-assisted suicide refers to medical professionals providing the means to end a life, but not administering the fatal dose. Active euthanasia refers to medical professionals administering a fatal dose. Mercy killing refers to a loved one ending a life in an act of compassion. Multiple regression analysis is expected to show lower age, resilience, and religiosity as predictors of permissive moral reasoning and judgments.

Acknowledgments

Dr. Harvey Burnett

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Moral Reasoning and Judgment About Ending Life Revisited: Influences of Religiosity, Generation, and Resilience

Buller Hall

This study examines age, religiosity, and resilience as predictors of moral reasoning and judgments about ending life issues including suicide, physician-assisted suicide, active euthanasia, and mercy-killing. Suicide refers to individuals ending their own life. Physician-assisted suicide refers to medical professionals providing the means to end a life, but not administering the fatal dose. Active euthanasia refers to medical professionals administering a fatal dose. Mercy killing refers to a loved one ending a life in an act of compassion. Multiple regression analysis is expected to show lower age, resilience, and religiosity as predictors of permissive moral reasoning and judgments.