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Doctor insights on: Facts About Euthanasia

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I'm curious as to y drs cannot seem to agree on euthanasia. Isn't it the compassionate thing to do when the suffering is unbearable in end stage illne?

A different Forum: I am sure this is a valid view and worthy of serious discussion. But, this forum is not for debating medical ethics or the like. We are here to answer questions, as a courtesy, for those suffering from problems or medical conditions. Do you have any questions about your health? ...Read more

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Where in washington or oregon are there places that do assisted suicide with euthanasia?

Where in washington or oregon are there places that do assisted suicide with euthanasia?

Oregon: Please check here for more information about oregon's death with dignity act & applications:http://public. Health. Oregon. Gov/providerpartnerresources/evaluationresearch/deathwithdignityact/pages/index. Aspx. You must have a terminal illness. ...Read more

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Do doctors mostly agree with euthanasia? Even the doctors today debate about euthanasia.

Do doctors mostly agree with euthanasia? Even the doctors today debate about euthanasia.

FIRST DO NO HARM: One of the principles of medicine is first do no harm. Latin "primum non nocere". In most states your license will be revoked if you assist with self harm ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between active euthanasia and medical assisted suicide?

Don't know: These terms may have different definitions in different legal jurisdictions. Neither is a clinical term. ...Read more

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How much, if you have to pay, is it to do assisted suicide with euthanasia where it is legal?

Oregon & Washington: Assisted suicide is currently legal in oregon and washington. You can obtain more information from this site: http://public. Health. Oregon. Gov/providerpartnerresources/evaluationresearch/deathwithdignityact/pages/index. Aspx. You must have a terminal illness. ...Read more

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How do you feel about euthanasia? Would it have a positive or negative affect in the long run?

How do you feel about euthanasia? Would it have a positive or negative affect in the long run?

Euthanasia: That is a very personal question and individual. In what manner do you mean positive or negative effect in long run - for family member, society, physicians? This is really a philosophical question you are posing. ...Read more

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Hello, I'm interested in euthanasia and Neugenics, do you know where I can find more information? Thank you.

Confusing question: Neugenics is not a medical term, to my knowledge. You can research euthanasia by googling it to go over all of the moral issues involved. ...Read more

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Can you survive after being put on life support? I am doing a persuasive speech on euthanasia and I wanted to know how often it is that the situation comes up. I want to know if when your put on life support with a failing body system, is there a chance y

Can you survive after being put on life support? I am doing a persuasive speech on euthanasia and I wanted to know how often it is that the situation comes up. I want to know if when your put on life support with a failing body system, is there a chance y

The: The concept of life support is to provide assistance or replacement of a bodily function, generally categorized as: ventilator support for respiratory failure, medications or pump for heart failure, dialysis for kidney failure. Some consider intravenous nutrition life support also. In some cases, the acute insult that leads a patient to needing life support is removed and the body heals, thus that life support is no longer needed. In some cases, the body was already weakened, or the insult is not reversible, so that life support is continued. Intensive care units utilize life support to differentiate their role in the hospital compared to the regular nursing floors.

The decision to remove life support, depends on the prognosis of the initial insult, the overall condition, including age, quality of life and other medical conditions, and most importantly, the wishes of the patient and secondarily the family when the patient cannot make an informed decision. Withdrawal of life support can be considered when it is clear that the patient will not recover to a meaningful quality of life.

Although euthanasia is considered different than life support withdrawal, in that both acts hasten death, in the case of life support withdrawal, we are simply taking away a crutch that keeps the patient alive allowing the normal disease process to lead to death to occur. In the case of euthanasia, there is active participation of health care providers to provide medications that engage another process of death. ...Read more

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Euthanasia in end stages of cancer, is this okay?

Euthanasia in end stages of cancer, is this okay?

That is...: ..An ethical and legal issue to be decided mostly by the person suffering the illness. As far as I know, most states (texas included) consider assisted suicide a criminal offense. I'm not a lawyer, but I doubt any md would risk going to the slammer by doing it. ...Read more

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Is palliative sedation ethically different from active euthanasia?

Absolutely: Palliative sedation preserves life and maintains the opportunity for a cure to be found to whatever disease/problem the patient has. Euthanasia ends life and is irreversible, regardless of what medical advances occur thereafter. Ethically, there is a huge difference for a healthcare provider. The perspective and desire of the patient may be different, however, and that must be taken into account. ...Read more

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How is palliative care and pain management different from euthanasia?

How is palliative care and pain management different from euthanasia?

The Goal: The purpose of palliative care and pain management is to support a person with a life-threatening disease and allow them to make the most of whatever time they have left. The purpose of euthanasia is to assist them in ending their life so they don't need to experience (or fear) the pain and disability that can happen at the end of natural life. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me if morphine use on terminally ill patients is considered euthanasia?

Can someone tell me if morphine use on terminally ill patients is considered euthanasia?

No. Double Effect.: Principle of Double Effect:
1. the nature of the act is itself good, or at least morally neutral;
2. the agent intends the good effect and not the bad either as a means to the good or as an end itself;
3. the good effect outweighs the bad effect in circumstances sufficiently grave to justify causing the bad effect and the agent exercises due diligence to minimize the harm. ...Read more

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What are some alternatives to euthanasia besides from palliative care and pain management?

What?: Palliative care is not euthanasia! It is initiated when a patient has less than 6 months to live, but this comprehensive comfort-seeking plan allows patients to have a better quality life, while allowing natural death without suffering. Hospice is the most ethical way to manage these difficult situations. No form of euthanasia is ethical. ...Read more

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Please help docs! Is morphine use on terminally ill patients considered euthanasia?

Please help docs! Is morphine use on terminally ill patients considered euthanasia?

No. Double Effect.: Principle of Double Effect:
1. the nature of the act is itself good, or at least morally neutral;
2. the agent intends the good effect and not the bad either as a means to the good or as an end itself;
3. the good effect outweighs the bad effect in circumstances sufficiently grave to justify causing the bad effect and the agent exercises due diligence to minimize the harm. ...Read more

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Is euthanasia common for people suffering from duchenne muscular dystrophy?

Is euthanasia common for people suffering from duchenne muscular dystrophy?

Not common: In this country euthanasia is not legal. There are a few states that permit assisted suicide. Most deaths are due to respiratory failure. ...Read more

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What is the legality of euthansia?

2 states: It is currently legal in oregon & washington state. You must have a terminal illness. ...Read more

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