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Class #13


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Class #13

  1. 1. <ul><li>I. Introduction to the Issues: Death & Dying </li></ul><ul><li>II. Legal Matters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A. Background </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Important Developments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1. Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act (1997) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2. United States Supreme Court (1997) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3. Dr. Kevorkian </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>III. Daniel Callahan: “… Social Dimensions” </li></ul>
  2. 2. Source: Oregon Death With Dignity Act Annual Report (Year 13)
  3. 3. If you viewed How to Die in Oregon? through the lens of Church teaching about physician-assisted suicide (p.a.s.), what would you see? Should society—let alone the Church—care if individuals want to end their lives in this way? vt
  4. 4. <ul><li>assess the morality of physician-assisted suicide, </li></ul><ul><li>consider how the Church weighs in on it, and </li></ul><ul><li>discuss its implications for the practice of medicine and the rights of patients. </li></ul><ul><li>In so doing, we’ll identify and examine “the social dimensions” of something usually considered a private choice. </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>I. Your thoughts on How to Die in Oregon </li></ul><ul><li>A. Is assisted suicide a private choice? </li></ul><ul><li> B. Or does it have social dimensions? </li></ul><ul><li>II. Church teaching as assisted suicide </li></ul>