• Genetic Engineering
    every  death that occurs during these trials because many participants  are seriously ill and could die for reasons unrelated to the  treatment.    Right now, most information that researchers submit to FDA on  somatic cell manipulation experiments is kept secret...
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  • Forensic Mental Health Legislation
    is to control, punish and regard them with ever increasing suspicion? (Bean, P, 2001). Mentally disordered offenders have a right to receive treatment. As stated in trend 1,  there are allot of cases where the offenders have re­offended and that the community safety was seriously compromised and...
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  • Physician-Assisted Suicide: Is It Morally Permissible?
    argued that treatment refusal or withholding treatment equates to letting die and is justifiable, whereas PAS equates to killing and is not justifiable. Since terminally ill patients are already free to refuse hydration and nutrition and thereby bring about death, there is no compelling need to legalize...
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  • Mental Health Criminals in Texas
    and the laws that states have do not allow for the treatment of the seriously mentally ill, and this legislation desperately needs to change. There are laws giving every individual rights to choose the health care that they believe they need, however, as previously stated, the mentally ill do not...
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  • Decriminalizing Mental Illness
    criminalizing mental illness. Police are forced to incarcerate the mentally ill when hospitals will not accept them. The mentally ill are frequently jailed or imprisoned when they should be receiving treatment in mental health institutions. The mentally ill are being denied their individual rights and...
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  • Corrections Task Force
    decisions and violate any further laws. Historical and Emerging Trends Further review of some trends relating to the treatment of mentally ill offenders illuminate both the mistakes of the past and emerging positive trends towards the future. According to data from 2004-2005 “Arizona and Nevada...
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  • Final COM 156
    involuntary treatment of the mentally ill. One of the reasons many oppose involuntary treatment is that medications have adverse side effects. The use of these medications on an individual without their consent is by some, considered inhumane. An example of such a medication is Clozapine, which is a...
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  • Right to Refuse Treatment
    Right to refuse treatment 2 In SELL v. UNITED STATES, the question was whether the constitution allows forcibly medicating a mentally ill defendant so that he/she can be competent for trial for serious crimes that are non-violent. The constitution does allow this but under certain...
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  • The Released
    with a severe mental illness cannot control themselves or their emotions; because they cannot control themselves it leads the individuals to out lash and unintentionally break the law. Once released the mentally ill inmates are given a certain amount of medication and simply let off into the “real...
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  • Cult. Diversity
    Peter Cinque did. “The opponents of euthanasia also use the “slippery slope” argument to speak against euthanasia. This argument claims that once euthanasia becomes acceptable for the terminally ill, it would become acceptable for the less seriously ill, the handicapped, the mentally retarded, and the...
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  • euthanasia debate
    '—encouraging the chronically ill to become suicidal and see euthanasia as an alleviation for their sickness." - "Euthanasia will become justifiable on a financial basis, as a means to free up medical resources and hospital beds—completely disregarding patients' dignity and the value of their individual...
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  • Social Issue: Euthanasia
    by the Death With Dignity Act (DWDA) which was enforced in 1997. PAS may be requested by a terminally ill patient who wants to maintain dignity by having control over the act of dying. The request has to be signed in the presence of two other individuals who have to affirm that the request is...
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  • Physician Assisted Suicide “the Dilemma in the American Health Society”
    terminally ill patients to request lethal drugs to haste and their death - provided they are mentally competent and considered by two doctors to have less than six months to live. Prior to the United States attorney general Janet Reno's decision, the Supreme Court had ruled on June 26, 1997, that there...
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  • Physican Assisted Suicide
    treatment. I currently have ten years in the medical field, as a medical assistant. I have seen more than my fair share of terminally ill patients. I have watched them lay in pain for days, weeks and sometimes even months before they pass on. When a terminally patient in a hospital is at the end of...
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  • Attacks on the Insanity Defence
    defense. Problems such as the actual possibility of determining mental illness, justifiable placement of judged "mentally ill" offenders, and the overall usefulness of such a defense. In all, I believe that these problems, as well as others which will be mentioned later, lead us to the conclusion...
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  • Capital Punishment
    health services for prisoners. Prisons were not made to be treatment facilities but mental health treatment is a mandated right for those with psychiatric needs (Young 2003:65). As the number of inmates in the United States has increases so has the number of mentally ill inmates (Young 2003:64). A...
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  • Patient Confidentiality: Changing the Rules for Modern Duty to Warn
    explanation for the violence. They wanted to blame someone for not noticing how troubled the shooter was and to some justifiable extent; the blame lays within a system the labels the mentally ill, but fails to follow through in treatment for their illness. It was more than two years after the...
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  • Euthanasia
    result of unbalanced thought process or a logical decision in mentally ill patients? What if the individual chooses assisted suicide as an option and the family wouldn’t agree?...
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  • Assisted Suicide - 34
    withholding life-sustaining treatments are the “Do Not Resuscitate” orders, “living wills”, and other advance directives that individuals make when they are competent. Directives are legal documents that tell doctors what kind of care their patient would anticipate if she was in a position where she...
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  • Should People Have Autonomy over Their End of Life Decisions
    someone wanting to end their life is to end the suffering they are going through once the illness goes beyond being bearable. Palliative care is an important part of treating a seriously ill patient. It provides a patient with care, support and any medical treatment they need including pain relief...
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