Euthanasia

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Introduction
A.    Definition
B.    Why is it called euthanasia?
C.    Different types of euthanasia
II.    Historical Origins
A.    History
B.    First country to legalize euthanasia
C.    The debates in US. and Britain
III.    Current Practices
A.    Lethal substances
B.    Increased doses of medicationsI.
IV.    Legal Aspects of Euthanasia
A.    5 U.S. stated legalized Euthanasia
B.    Physician-Assisted Suicide legal since 2002
C.    Legal in Netherlands if patient has no prospect of improvement
V.    Ethical Considerations of Euthanasia
A.    Regulatory issues: assisted death as ‘treatment’, applying Supreme Court criteria.
B.    Ethical issues: autonomy, capacity, decision-making, fairness, referrals.
C.    Significant regulatory challenges exist to pursuing assisted death
VI.    ConclusionA.    The right to live
B.    Rational suicide
VII. References
A.    Bernheim J, Deschepper R, Distelmans W, Mullie A, Bilsen J, Deliens L. (2008.) Development of palliative care and legalisation of euthanasia: antagonism or synergy? BMJ. 336:864–7.
B.    Cohen–Almagor R. (2009.) Belgian euthanasia law: a critical analysis. Medical Ethics. 35:436–9.
C.    Donnellan Craig (1995.) Abortion and Euthanasia: City Print
D.    Emanuel EJ. (1994) Euthanasia. Historical, Ethical, and Empiric Perspectives. Arch Intern Med; 154 1890: – 901.
E.    Meier DE, Emmons CA, Wallenstein S, Quill T, Morrison RS, Cassel CK. (1998.) A national survey of physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia in the United States New England Journal of Medicine; 338: 1193- 201.
F.    Rachels, J. (1986) The End of Life. Oxford, Oxford University Press pp. 130-35.
G.    Voluntary Euthanasia Society (1989). The Need for Voluntary Euthanasia.  London Journal of Medicine pp. 414-19.
H.    Wasserfallen JB, Chioléro R, Stiefel F. (2008.) Assisted suicide in an acute care hospital. Swiss Medical Weekly. 138:239–42.Wilson K, Chochinov HM, McPherson CJ, Allard P, Chary S. (2007) Desire for euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide in palliative cancer care. Health Psychology. 26:314–23

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Euthanasia

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Introduction
A.    Definition
B.    Why is it called euthanasia?
C.    Different types of euthanasia
II.    Historical Origins
A.    History
B.    First country to legalize euthanasia
C.    The debates in US. and Britain
III.    Current Practices
A.    Lethal substances
B.    Increased doses of medicationsI.
IV.    Legal Aspects of Euthanasia
A.    5 U.S. stated legalized Euthanasia
B.    Physician-Assisted Suicide legal since 2002
C.    Legal in Netherlands if patient has no prospect of improvement
V.    Ethical Considerations of Euthanasia
A.    Regulatory issues: assisted death as ‘treatment’, applying Supreme Court criteria.
B.    Ethical issues: autonomy, capacity, decision-making, fairness, referrals.
C.    Significant regulatory challenges exist to pursuing assisted death
VI.    ConclusionA.    The right to live
B.    Rational suicide
VII. References
A.    Bernheim J, Deschepper R, Distelmans W, Mullie A, Bilsen J, Deliens L. (2008.) Development of palliative care and legalisation of euthanasia: antagonism or synergy? BMJ. 336:864–7.
B.    Cohen–Almagor R. (2009.) Belgian euthanasia law: a critical analysis. Medical Ethics. 35:436–9.
C.    Donnellan Craig (1995.) Abortion and Euthanasia: City Print
D.    Emanuel EJ. (1994) Euthanasia. Historical, Ethical, and Empiric Perspectives. Arch Intern Med; 154 1890: – 901.
E.    Meier DE, Emmons CA, Wallenstein S, Quill T, Morrison RS, Cassel CK. (1998.) A national survey of physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia in the United States New England Journal of Medicine; 338: 1193- 201.
F.    Rachels, J. (1986) The End of Life. Oxford, Oxford University Press pp. 130-35.
G.    Voluntary Euthanasia Society (1989). The Need for Voluntary Euthanasia.  London Journal of Medicine pp. 414-19.
H.    Wasserfallen JB, Chioléro R, Stiefel F. (2008.) Assisted suicide in an acute care hospital. Swiss Medical Weekly. 138:239–42.Wilson K, Chochinov HM, McPherson CJ, Allard P, Chary S. (2007) Desire for euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide in palliative cancer care. Health Psychology. 26:314–23

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