Tag Archives: Assisted Suicide
An April, 2019 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association titled “Attitudes Toward Physician-Assisted Death From Individuals Who Learn They Have an Alzheimer Disease Biomarker” found that approximately 20% of cognitively normal older adults who had elevated beta-amyloid — a biomarker that is thought to increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease — said they would consider physician-assisted suicide if they experienced a cognitive decline. Not everyone with amyloid plaques goes on to develop Alzheimer’s disease.
Although no state with legalized physician-assisted suicide currently allows lethal overdoses for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementia, Emily Largent, JD, PhD, …
Come join in a thoughtful mealtime discussion as we return to the original idea of a symposium – a philosophical banquet – and share with physicians, nurses, and other healthcare leaders on what inspires them to improve the human environment surrounding their practice.
Featuring: Rita Marker, founder and executive director to The Patients Rights Council
Rebecca Davis Mathias, Ph.D., Ethicist at St. Anthony Hospital in Chicago, Consulting Ethicist for the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago Service Corporation, Adjunct Professor of Bioethics at Dominican University in River Forest, and Board Member for the Integritas Institute.
Mark Grzeskowiak, MD
Sean O’Mahony, …
As a nurse threatened with termination for refusing to participate in an unethical health care decision years ago, I have a special interest in conscience rights for health care professionals.
Over the past several decades, new threats to conscience rights have widened from refusing to participate in abortions to other deliberate death decisions like withdrawal of feedings from people with serious brain injuries, VSED (voluntary stopping of eating and drinking), terminal sedation and physician-assisted suicide.
Thus, I am pleased that the Trump administration recently announced the new Conscience and Religious Freedom Division in the department of Health and Human Services’ …
Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser quietly signed an assisted suicide bill into law on December 19, 2016 after a majority of the city council voted for it.
Under the U.S. Constitution, the Congress has exclusive legislative authority over the District of Columbia. Congress has just 30 legislative days to review a law of the District of Columbia once it is passed by the city government. Resolutions of disapproval must be passed by both houses and be signed by the president to block a D.C. law.