UA PHL 223 - Jack Kevorkian Con't, TImothy Quill, PAS: The Law (2 pages)

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Jack Kevorkian Con't, TImothy Quill, PAS: The Law

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In lecture 7 we discussed the laws associated with PAS. We also discussed Timothy Quill and his famous court case in dealing with PAS.


Lecture number:
7
Pages:
2
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
University of Alabama
Course:
Phl 223 - Medical Ethics
Edition:
1

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PHL 223 Lecture 7 Outline of Current Lecture I Jack Kevorkian con t II Timothy Quill III Physician Assisted Suicide PAS The Law Current Lecture Jack Kevorkian was a pathologist not a pain specialist or an oncologist He didn t have access to patients medical records He never consulted any specialists But maybe what he did was better than letting these patients suffer Timothy Quill Had known Diane for 8 years Had access to her medical records Had access to the advice of specialists Quill like Kevorkian was charged with murder but the grand jury didn t indict him PAS The Law Quill v Vacco 1997 The supreme court said that states can ban PAS if they want to In 1994 the Oregon Death with Dignity Act passed 51 49 o Made PAS legal in Oregon o In 2006 the supreme court upheld Oregon s law 6 3 Vermont legalized PAS in 2013 To qualify for PAS patients must o Be clearly competent o Be dying o Request PAS 15 days prior to actually being assisted in suicide These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute In 2013 71 people died from PAS o 122 prescriptions were written Why do patients want PAS o Loss of Autonomy Control 93 o Unable to enjoy life 89 o Loss of dignity 73 o Pain 28



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