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Rogerian Argument

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Kyle Voong

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Rogerian Argument
Who is Carl Rogers?
Carl Ransom Rogers born January 8, 1902
American psychologist
One of the founders of the humanistic approach to psychology
Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions by American Psychological Association 1956 for founding of psychotherapy
Founded the idea of "principles of communications"
Discussion based on common ground
Trying to understand the opposing view and considering their factors for argument
Rogerian Argument Structure

I. Introduction: What is the problem? Can we work together to solve it?

II. What is it we can agree on pertaining to the subject?
Finding common ground

III. Where do we disagree?
Misunderstandings about opposing views

IV. What are limits to your view on the subject? What are benefits from your view?

V. How can the problem be solved by incorporating both views?
What issue am I going to investigate?
What evidence can be provided that may be complementary to the opposing view?
A suggestion in which one can integrate his or her thought into an opposing view to make it mutual
Common ground between both views
Things that both parties agree upon and maybe be used later to create a mutual solution.
Challenging Views
Addressing the opposing view in order to have a better understanding of why they disagree with your stance.
Rogerian Flowchart Structure
The topic that you pick to write about.
What is my thesis?
The statement you will make to determine your point of view.
Highlighting the limitation of the challenging view and suggesting a mutual agreement
Pointing out the potential flaws in the opposing sides view, but being able to provide a way that both parties may benefit from an agreeable action.
Concluding Reflections
The understood facts that are presented to both opposing parties
Engaging the reader
Now that information on both opposing views are addressed, the topic must be introduced in an interesting manner
Teresa Marie "Terri" Schiavo

February 25, 1990
Terri Schiavo collapses on her floor due to a potassium imbalance.
Oxygen to her brain was cut off due to the imbalance and caused severe brain damage.

Terri was then diagnosed as in a persistent vegetative state. In order to sustain life she was put on artificial nutrition and hydration.

Terri's husband Michael was in favor of stopping artificial nutrition and let nature play its role (Letting Terri die naturally without life support).

Terri's parents were in favor of attempting to bring Terri back into a conscious state.

The case was ultimately decided on the idea of respecting Terri Schiavo's wishes and what she would have wanted.

Terri Schiavo was taken off artificial nutrition and hydration tubes by court decision March 18th 2005 and died March 31st 2005.

The issue of euthanasia in regards
to the Terri Schiavo case in Florida.
Although Terri Schiavo’s parents did not
want to see her suffer through death, Michael Schiavo did not want to see her
suffer through life.
Both parties coordinated rehabilitation efforts for Terri;This demonstrates that neither party wants to see Terri suffer

There was a very slim chance of recovery.
Her parents did not want to see their daughter die.
“Several commentators argued that the central question of the Terri Schiavo case is the struggle
between sanctity of life versus the quality of life”(Perry, Churchill, and Kirshner Web).
The quality of life as a determinant for life at all.

No guarantee that Terri Schiavo would live past the point of a vegetable.
Both parties agreed that the task at hand was to discern and implement Terri Schiavo’s
wishes regarding artificial nutrition and hydration(Snead Web).

Terri Schiavo was diagnosed by doctors in a persistent vegetative state.
She lived off of life support.
Michael Schiavo worked with Terri Schiavo’s parents in coordinating extensive rehabilitation efforts for Ms. Schiavo including
regular and aggressive physical, occupational, and speech therapies”(Perry, Churchill, and Kirshner Web).

Both wanted to respect the wishes of Terri Schiavo.
Ultimately, euthanasia resides in the hands of the person
being euthanized.

Sometimes in light of one’s condition, we sometimes forget what is best
for a person, rather than ourselves.
Cherry, Kendra. "Carl Rogers Biography (1902-1987)."psychology.about. N.p.. Web. 29 Oct

(1) An individual should be able to choose whether or not to end their own life because of the excruciating pain the person may be experiencing.

(2) Respecting an individuals right to choose his or her own fate is the most important aspect pertaining to the subject of euthanasia.

(3) -The right of terminally ill people to avoid excruciating pain bears the sanction of history and is implicit in the concept of ordered liberty (ProCon.org Web).
-A recent Pennsylvania case shows the power a living will can have. In that case, a Bucks County man was not given a feeding tube, even though his wife requested he receive one, because his living will, executed seven years prior, clearly stated that he did 'not want tube feeding or any other artificial invasive form of nutrition'... (ProCon Web).
-"...In the time of Hippocrates, physicians had no drugs of therapeutic efficacy by present standards, but they did have poisons which were sometimes used on non-dying patients for mischievous purposes. In this context, the Hippocratic injunction against the use of deadly drugs was good public relations for the medical guild, and had nothing to do with terminally-ill patients. (Preston Web).

(4) -The option to release one from pain is one that is granted by the right of the person even though assisted suicide may not be legal one may decide to end suffering in order to avoid painful living conditions.
-Opposing parties can agree upon wanting the best for the person in pain.
- Therefore Euthanasia should be able to be practiced if requested by the individual.

Physician Assisted Suicide by Alan Marzilli (2004)
· *Educational material for agencies of the federal government like mental health policy and housing
· *Capital Punishment and Religion in Public Schools
Angels of Death: Exploring the Euthanasia Underground by Roger S. Magnusson (2002)
· * Professor of Health Law & Governance at the Sydney Law School, University of Sydney, Australia
· *research interests are in health law, policy and bioethics; public health law and governance; and health development
· *Undergraduate
-Medical Law
-Banking and Financial Instruments
· *Postgraduate
-Critical Issues in Public Health Law
-Law and Healthy Lifestyles
"Background on the Schiavo case." CNN. N.p., 25 Mar 2005. Web. 29 Oct 2013.

Cherry, Kendra. "Carl Rogers Biography (1902-1987)."psychology.about. N.p.. Web. 29 Oct

Marzili, Alan. Physician-assisted suicide. Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers, 2004. Print.

Perry, Joshua E., Larry R. Churchill, and Howard S. Kirshner. "The Terri Schiavo Case: Legal,
Ethical, And Medical Perspectives." Annals Of Internal Medicine 143.10 (2005): 744-
748. Academic Search Premier. Web. 19 Oct. 2013.
Preston, Thomas. "Physician Involvement in Life-Ending Practices." digitalcommons. N.p..
Web. 30 Oct 2013.

ProCon.org. "Top 10 Pros and Cons." ProCon.org. 18 May 2012. Web. 28 Oct. 2013.
Rogers , Natalie. carlrogers. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Oct 2013.

Snead, O. Carter. "The (surprising) truth about Schiavo: a defeat for the cause of
autonomy." Constitutional Commentary Winter 2005: 383+. Academic OneFile. Web. 19
Oct. 2013.

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