Presentation on theme: "DOCTOR ASSISTED SUICIDE KENDYL KEESEY. 9 TH AMENDMENT Amendment IX “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to."— Presentation transcript:
9 TH AMENDMENT Amendment IX “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.” Should this be interpreted to protect the right to choose a time and place to die?
“I was fighting Big Money- fighting a pharmaceutical industry that made billions on people who are dying. I was fighting a legal structure, governments, legislature, all with billions and billions of dollars to protect. No wonder they kept it illegal. See? They don't care about human suffering…” DR. JACK KEVORKIAN http://www.hbo.com/movies/you-dont-know-jack/index.html#/movies/you-dont-know-jack/inside/interviews/interview/jack- kevorkian.html/eNrjcmbOYM5nLlTPz0lxzEvMqSzJTA5ITE- 1S8xN1SzLTEnNh4k65+eVpFaUcDIyskknlpbkF+QkVtqWFJWmsjGyMQIAUKwXOA==
KEVORKIAN STATISTICS Over 130 dead Method Types of diseases he considered 4 questionable How did he get around murder Charges? Thomas Youk
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TOP TEN (CANCER DEATHS PER 100,000) Lung Prostate Breast Colon Pancreas Ovary Blood Lymph Liver Bladder http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/uscs/toptencancers.aspx
FATALITY STATISTICS 23% in 1999 died of cancer 2007- 2 nd cause Approximately 1/100 has AIDS worldwide Lou Gherig’s Disease
STAGES- WHEN CAN CANCER BE CONSIDERED TERMINAL http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://top.ucsf.edu/media/112197/stages%2520of%2520esophageal%2520cancer_499x243.jpg&imgrefurl=http://top.ucsf.edu/conditions--procedures/esophageal- cancer-.aspx&usg=__rPqGPqFLlVoFRgbLFklAXd6PXSM=&h=243&w=499&sz=30&hl=en&start=90&zoom=1&tbnid=8zfDnPk954ovHM:&tbnh=78&tbnw=160&ei=Y66aTaXoJMaugQf3sZWiBw&prev=/search%3Fq %3DStage%2Bof%2Bcancer%2Bdevelopment%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26rls%3Dcom.microsoft:en-us:IE- SearchBox%26biw%3D1308%26bih%3D560%26tbm%3Disch0%2C1614&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=257&vpy=240&dur=11123&hovh=157&hovw=322&tx=153&ty=163&oei=M66aTcLwDdScgQfy462jBw &page=5&ndsp=23&ved=1t:429,r:1,s:90&biw=1308&bih=560)
Anemia Loss of apetite Bleeding problems Constipation Diarrhea Fatigue Hair loss Susceptibility to infection Loss of skin (peeling) Memory Loss Dry mouth Vomiting Change innervous system (loss of sensation) Pain Infertility Swelling/ fluid retention Changes in urination CHEMOTHERAPY SIDE EFFECTS http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/coping/chemo-side-effects
AVAILABLE OPTIONS Hippocratic Oath Declining treatment …?
WHAT HAVE OTHER COUNTRIES DONE? Japan- illegal, frowned upon Netherlands- illegal, but not prosecuted. (decriminalized) Canada- Illegal France- commonly practiced, no legal statutes Australlia- Legal in some provinces Germany- illegal England- in progress Euthanasia Around The World BMJ: British Medical Journal Vol. 304, No. 6818 (Jan. 4, 1992), pp. 7-10 Published by: BMJ Publishing GroupBMJ Publishing Group Article Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/29714082
PROPOSED POLICY CHANGE Legality with Limits Role of Doctors Role of Psychiatrists