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9/17/07 Lec 4 XX. Legal and Ethical Issues A. assisted suicide – doc sets up, patient kill a. Only legal in Oregon b. Dr. whatever his name B. Mercy killing a. Doc actually does something to kill patient b. ie omission of something or overdose c. When patient is extremely ill, dying C. Living wills to limit treatment a. Specify when you don’t want treatment D. Insanity defense a. Mental illness can be used as excuse for murder E. Organ transplants a. Who give them to? F. Fertilization tech (surrogate mothers, sperm donors) a. Custody? G. Cloning (sheep, humans?) XXI. Health Politics A. Extraordinarily complex B. Major Players a. Patients b. Docs and other health pros – want to give best treatment c. Health care instit d. Private insurance e. Public insurance - medcare History of Epidemic disease, ? I. History of disease – the Black Death Black death: natural and human disaster in medieval euro. Robert S. Gottfried. New York: Free Press 1983. A. overview
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This note was uploaded on 09/26/2008 for the course SOCIOLOGY 210 taught by Professor Hansell during the Spring '07 term at Rutgers.

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