Oregon Department of Human Services’ Death with Dignity Act Summary

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• Summarize your research to date, including information from at least TWO sources, such as articles, cases, statutes and regulations, facility personnel interviews, facility documents, and so forth. Each Learning Team member is responsible for his or her own summary in preparation for the final project.
• Write a 350- to 700-word summary of the overall research based upon each member’s research summary.
• Cite at least two scholarly references to support your information. (I have provided some supporting articles.) Our team is using Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act and how it is used in Oregon’s Health Care System.
• Format your report according to APA standards.
PLEASE USE WRITER FAMILIAR WITH US HEALTH CARE SYSTEM AND/OR DEATH WITH DIGNITY ACT OF OREGON DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES. GRADING CRITERIA BELOW:
• Identifies legal or regulatory topic and demonstrates in-depth understanding of the topic.
• Effectively relates theory to practical application.
• Uses specific, concrete examples; avoids unsupported generalizations.
• Paper is 350- to 700-words in length
• The introduction provides sufficient background on the topic and previews major points
• The conclusion is logical, flows, and reviews the major points
• At least two scholarly references are included that support information
• The paper, including the title page, reference page, tables, or appendixes, follows APA standards for format as directed by the instructor.
• The paper is laid out with effective use of headings, font styles, and white space.
• The rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed and spelling is correct.

Description

Physician assisted suicide (PAS) remains one of the most controversial issues in the United States. It is a subject that has drawn a lot of controversy since is entangled to moral and legal aspects of the society. For some people, death is a merciful end of a long and arduous journey but the end of the end of life care is very important. Considering that only individuals have control of their own life, it becomes difficult to make decision when individual should be deprived of life support even when it is evident that they will not recover. In addition, 14th amendment considers that no one should be deprived of their own life, be for whatever reason.  Currently, it is only Oregon which has allowed physician assisted suicide. However, this came after years of protracted battle in the courtrooms and in political arenas. Since December 2006, about 292 Oregonians have taken the fate of their life by ingesting narcotics prescribed by their physicians, accounting for 0.3% of all deaths have happened in the state for the entire period (Rose, 2007).