Bio 105 violation of 14th amendment notes

Bio 105 violation of 14th amendment notes - Glucksberg case...

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Glucksberg case: doctor refused to prescribe lethal medication, patient later committed suicide by jumping off of a bridge THIS IS A RESULT OF UNREGULATED PHYSICIAN SUICIDE. Can be prevented if monitored and regulated. Save the trauma for the family and death is a lot less painful Violation of 14th Amendment Quill v. Koppell and Quill v. Vacco Don't have 'due process' = not been found guilty of any crime State law is unconstitutional because it does not equally protect all dying patient Those on life support can receive physician assistance in dyign by having their physicians remove the equipment, but those not on life support cannot receive physician assistance in dying because their physicians cannot write a prescription for lethal drugs 1 Prescribing drugs is just an extension of the law 2 Rejected by the Supreme Court on grounds
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Unformatted text preview: of intent and causality 2.1 Withdraw life support, disease = cause of death 2.2 Lethal drugs, physician = cause of death 2.3 Withdrawing life support, assisting in suicide, and euthanasia all play causal roles in the resulting deaths 2.4 AFRAID OF SLIPPERY SLOPE of voluntary and and involuntary euthanasia 2.4.1 This is why it needs to be regulated and highly documented medical suicide v. medical killing Active v. passive euthanasia Removing life support is not passive VOLUNTARY euthanasia 1 Patient has capacity to reason, understand, and communicate 2 patient has sufficient information about diagnosis, prognosis, treatment options, and so on 3 patient is not coerced or manipulated into giving content Nonvoluntary 1 One of these components is missing Involuntary euthanasia Murder...
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  • Fall '13
  • Johnson
  • Human Biology, Quill, life support, UNREGULATED PHYSICIAN SUICIDE, Involuntary euthanasia Murder

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