Title Page<br />Euthanasia Power Point Presentation<br />Kip D. Klingman<br />Southern Nazarene University<br />Module 13 – Death, Grief, and Loss<br />August 20, 2009<br />Professor: Mary Lou Bates<br />
Legal</li></li></ul><li>College Course<br />Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, Ohio<br />Department of Bioethics<br />Courses Pondering the Issues<br />
What is euthanasia?<br />Euthanasia<br />A doctor intentionally killing a person by the administration of drugs, at that person’s voluntary and competent request.<br />Physician-assisted suicide<br />A doctor intentionally helping a person to commit suicide by providing drugs for self-administration, at that person’s voluntary and competent request. <br />(Palliative Medicine 2003)<br />
Palliative Sedation vs. Euthanasia<br />Palliative Sedation<br />Injection of medication to ease suffering without interfering in the outcome<br />Euthanasia Sedation<br />Injection of medication for the purpose of killing<br />
Legal Snapshot<br />Netherlands only country where legal<br />The state of Oregon is only American City where legal<br />
What Euthanasia is Not<br />Passive Euthanasia/Medicalized Killing<br />Withdrawal or withholding ‘futile’ treatment<br />Terminal sedation the use of sedative medication to relieve intolerable suffering in the last days of life<br />For reality purposes there can be no such thing as passive euthanasia.<br />Passive euthanasia is determined by a medical professional and thus not agreed upon voluntarily by a competent person . <br />(Palliative Medicine)<br />
Quick Facts<br />Euthanasia in the Netherlands<br />1,000 people killed without their knowledge or consent<br />4,900 people given lethal doses of morphine without their consent<br />(Rhoda Olkin)<br />Jack Kevorkianaka Dr. Death<br />Out of Forty-seven Cases<br />31.1% Terminal<br />73.9% Reported pain<br />36% Depressed<br />66% Disabled<br />90% Feared dependency<br />68.1% Women<br />(Rhoda Olkin)<br />
Face of Euthanasia<br />Chantal Sebire<br /><ul><li> French woman who sought euthanasia dies from overdose of sleeping pills
Former teacher and mother of 3 had a rare form of cancer (esthesioneuroblastoma)</li></ul>(Fox News)<br />
Face of Hope & Purpose<br />The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005) Jennifer Carpenter (The Washington Post)<br />Anneliese MichelThe Real Emily Rose (MovieOrigins.com, CTF Media)<br />
Legalizing Euthanasia<br />If euthanasia is legalized<br />Pressure on vulnerable people (depressed, <br />Underdevelopment or devaluation of palliative care<br />Conflict between legal requirements and the personal and professional values of physicians and other healthcare professionals<br />Widening of the clinical criteria to include other groups in society<br />Increase in the incidence of nonvoluntary and involuntary medicalized killing<br />Killing to become accepted within society<br />
References<br />Give Me Liberty at My Death Photohttp://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2006-01-17-scotus-suicide_x.htm<br />EAPC Ethics Task Force http://ezproxy.snu.edu:2055/login.aspx?direct=true&db=psyh&AN=2003-99025-004&site=ehost-live <br />Why I Changed My Mind About Physician-Assisted Suicide: How Stanford University Made a Radical Out of Me.http://ezproxy.snu.edu:2055/login.aspx?direct=true&db=psyh&AN=2005-06850-010&site=ehost-live <br />Fox News http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,339709,00.html<br />The Washington Posthttp://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/02/AR2005090200559.html<br />ChasingtheFrog.comhttp://www.chasingthefrog.com/reelfaces/emilyrose.php<br />
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