2-1 Milestone Two PICO(T) Question.docx - DEATH WITH DIGNITY 1 2-1 Milestone Two PICO(T Question Reese Bridge Southern New Hampshire University NUR 440

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DEATH WITH DIGNITY 1 2-1 Milestone Two: PICO(T) Question Reese Bridge Southern New Hampshire University: NUR 440 January 19, 2020
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DEATH WITH DIGNITY 2 PICO(T) Question Should human medicine follow veterinary medicine to include euthanasia or medically assisted suicide as a viable end of life option? Population of Interest Adults 18 years and older who are suffering from an incurable disease or medical condition that have less than 6 months, 12 months for neurodegenerative diseases, are qualified to use Physician Assisted Suicide (PAS) (Boudreau, 2011). These patients must be a resident of California, Colorado, District of Colombia, Hawaii, Maine, New Jersey, Oregon, Vermont, or Washington, and the patient must also be mentally competent and capable of making and communication healthcare decisions (Parrot, 2020). Patients must also be able to self-administer and take the medication. All of these criteria must be met for the patient to be eligible for PAS. Intervention Secobarbital is the most common medication used for PAS. This medication is a short
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