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Euthanasia-CH10

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Sam Buemi

on 12 November 2012

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Transcript of Euthanasia-CH10

8400+ people request euthanasia
Many cases of
vegetative states

Thoughts regarding
Euthanasia?
Euthanasia
Are people being
kept alive artificially?
Introduction
Brain Death, Coma & Persistent Vegetative State
Meaning & Types
of Euthanasia
How do we determine
when someone is dead?
AMA determined
"whole brain death"
or loss of total brain function
is death.
Active-
using certain methods
Passive-
Witholding/withdrawing
treatment
Difficult to know
how many are carried out
Physician-Assisted Suicide
30k commit suicide annually
25 out of 26 Fail
Elderly less likely than teenagers
but.....More successful
Many states prohibit
physician-assisted suicide
in some way.
Kevorkian-
most well known
Pain-Medication
That Causes Death
Principle Double-Effect
morally permissible act with two effects (intended) good; and (unintended) bad effect.
Voluntary & Non voluntary
Euthanasia
Non-voluntary -
not through the will of the individual
Voluntary- the person who knowingly decide what should be done.
Passive/Active & Non-Voluntary & Voluntary
See page 82.
Ex: Mercy killing -active-involuntary
Morality & The Law
Not everything immoral
is illegal (ex: lying)
When should immorality be
penalized?
Legal withdraw life-support:
1) living will
2) request of adult patient
3) or by a family member
often a battle
between judicial system & doctors
Consequentalist
vs
Non-Consequentialist
For or against Euthanasia?
Chapter 8: Euthanasia
"Autonomy" is a non-consequential reason
Both types forms of
Euthanasia
Extraordinary- no reasonable hope
Ordinary- reasonable hope
Measures
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