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HCA-240 February 1, 2014 Vernon Thacker The Primary Care Physician Dilemma Today, the United States is facing a shortage of about 16,000 primary care physicians and this number will continue to grow by 2025 (Amirault, 2014). Primary care physicians (PCPs) are the doctors who focus on overall health and offer the treatments and preventive screenings that save lives. A physician shortage is a situation in which there are not enough providers to treat all patients in need of medical care. The Association...

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Physician Assisted Suicide

Physician-Assisted Suicide Euthanasia is a complex and controversial topic in society today. Euthanasia is an action or omission to cause death. One topic that is hotly debated is physician-assisted suicide. Physician-assisted suicide is an act of commission by a willing patient and his or her doctor to end his or her life. I believe that physician-assisted suicide is justified in the terminally ill or those with incurable diseases as long as they’re deemed mentally capable of making that decision...

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Mal-Distibution of Physicians

Mal-distribution of Physicians Though physician shortages are particularly evident in inner-city and rural communities, experts point to nationwide demographic, changes among baby boomer and their health care needs, as well as trends in medical school enrollment and specialization as factors. Shortages are most predominant in rural and inner city settings potentially creating serious consequences in patient care. Physician supply in rural areas is closely tied to the specialty mix of American physicians. Specialty...

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Physician-Assisted Suicide

Physician-Assisted Suicide Imagine a frail elderly woman laying in the nursing home in pain. This woman is 80 years old and has been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and her heart cannot withstand treatment via radiation or chemotherapy. She has less than six months to live. Day in and day out you pass her room and hear her crying out from the immense pain. The pain medications are no longer working. She’s tired of fighting, tired of hurting, and tired of waiting to die. After consideration...

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Is Physician Assisted Suicide Ethical?

Is Physician Assisted Suicide Ethical? Theresa Anderson SOC 120 Introduction to Ethics & Social Responsibility Instructor: David Jung November 25, 2012 Physician assisted suicide, is this an ethical procedure? Many feel strongly on both sides of this issue. Some states such as Washington and Oregon have made Physician assisted suicide legal. Other states such as Michigan and Massachusetts have put the issue to a vote and the voters have turned down the option. What exactly is physician...

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Physician-Assisted Suicide

Do you believe that physician-assisted suicide is a humane and ethical solution to the suffering of the terminally ill? Is one acknowledging their life’s value by having another person doom them to their death? Two esteemed physicians, Dr. Laurence Hartmann and Dr. Jack Kevorkian have both suggested that there should be no negative effects to having a physician assist in one’s suicide. When it comes to the topic of physician-assisted suicide, many readily agree that physician-assisted suicide is...

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Physician Aid in Dying

Physician Aid in Dying Bioethics is considered by some to be the decisions made by a person or group using logic and knowledge of right or wrong as it affects current biological issues. It is a growing concern in today’s world where people are caught in a balancing act of human nature and law to determine right and wrong regarding biological and medical issues concerning them. A bioethical issue that has been around for years is physician aid in death. Although this issue is said to give terminally...

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Physician Assisted Suicide

Physician Assisted Suicide Forty-nine states have passed laws regulating assisted suicide, and forty-eight of them prohibit the study of it. Oregon is the only state where physicians are able to help their terminally ill patients, or anyone for that matter commit suicide. The debate of whether human beings, or even doctors have the right to help others die has been around since before the birth of Christ. There was an oath that was written the fourth century B.C, that states that physicians will...

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Physician Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

Physician Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia Jack Kevorkian also known as “Dr. Death,” a name given to him due to his efforts in helping over 130 terminally ill people commit suicide, was one of the first physicians to make euthanasia and physicians-assisted suicide (PAS) what it is today. Since the 1990’s his methods have been criticized by many due to evidence showing that some patients were not terminally ill. He was a pioneer and it is due to his efforts that PAS is becoming more accepted today...

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Physician Assisted Suicide Policy

TITLE: Should physician-assisted suicide be legalized nationally? Central Theme: To persuade my audience that physician-assisted suicide should be an option offered to terminally ill patients. Specific Purpose: The Death with Dignity Act is working very well in Oregon. It should be available to all terminally ill United States citizens. I Introduction Attention Gaining Strategy: I would like to begin my speech with a video clip from youtube. It is a television story which includes...

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