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Is it morally justifiable to give individuals with alcohol-related end-stage liver disease (ARESLD) lower priority than those who are not responsible for their illness when allocating deceased donor livers for transplant?

WORD COUNT: 1,800 words (+/- 10%)

ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS

  • Respond to one of the assignment questions below within the specified word limit. You will be penalised 10% of the possible marks for the assignment if your submission does not meet this requirement
  • Whichever question you choose to answer, clearly explain your view and support it with good reasons and (when appropriate) reliable evidence. You should also defend your view against potential objections.
  • Your essay should include a clear statement of what you intend to argue in the introduction.
  • Your essay should engage relevant unit readings and lectures, as well as your own independent research.
  • While you need to discuss the arguments and ideas of others, you should avoid exclusively depending on these to justify your own position. This means using the ideas of others, but not simply describing them as if it is obvious how they contribute to your argument.
  • Fully reference any sources you draw on and cite in your essay.
  • See the Marking Criteria table in the ‘Assessment’ section of the unit Moodle site for details of the criteria against which your work will be assessed.
  • You should refer to at least 6 sources in your essay. These sources should be relevant journal articles, books, or book chapters, including the unit readings.
  • In-text referencing is included in the word count, but the reference list is not.
  • Your assignment should be formatted in 12-point font and 1.5 or double spaced, and submitted as a Word document

ESSAY QUESTIONS

  1. Is it morally justifiable to give individuals with alcohol-related end-stage liver disease (ARESLD) lower priority than those who are not responsible for their illness when allocating deceased donor livers for transplant?

Note: please use the 2 articles for which the links are given below and incorporate the lecture readings as well as stated in the instructions. I have attached the rubric below as well for reference.

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