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  • Freedom Of Choice Living Wills
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    Doctor assisted suicide (DAS) Euthanasia Death with dignity, isn't that the way we all dream of dying Almost every family has had to watch the slow and agonizing death of a beloved family member from cancer, neurological disease, or other terminal illness. This is where doctor assisted suicide (DAS) steps in. Wouldn t it be nice if we could just stop the pain and misery of a loved one When they only have a few months to live and they are in constant pain, wouldn t you want to stop that If you an...
  • Use Of Therapeutic Touch Nurses
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    Therapeutic Touch: Its Effectiveness On Surgical Incision Site Pain INTRODUCTION Therapeutic touch has been shown to decrease patients anxiety levels and increase their pain tolerance levels when other more mainstream therapies have not been completely effective. 'Therapeutic touch is a process by which energy is transmitted from one person to another for the purpose of potentiating the healing process of one who is ill or injured. ' (Heidt, 1981; Krieger, 1979; Lion berger, 1985; Randolph, 1984...
  • Case Of Mrs Harris
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    Step into the shoes of 60 year old Mrs. Harris for just a moment. She was diagnosed with a severe case of diabetes, high blood pressure, and arthritis in both of her knees. Due to her high blood pressure, Mrs. Harris was at an intense risk of having a stroke. In addition to her health problems, she weighed in at approximately two hundred pounds, which limited her mobility. As her health began to deteriorate, so did her quality of life. Mrs. Harris did not want to hold onto life by a small thread...
  • Patients Insensible To Pain Anesthesiologists
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    The work of an anesthesiologist is fulfilling with many benefits. A person would desire to become an anesthesiologist because there is a high standard of excellence due to a low percentage of doctors in this special field, not to mention the high salary. This occupation benefits the doctor through a feeling of personal gratification while receiving a great education. The community benefits through his or her help relieving the pain accompanied by surgery. Becoming an anesthesiologist involves ex...
  • Union Of Orthodox Jewish Congregations
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    May 2, 2000 UNION OF ORTHODOX JEWISH CONGREGATIONS TESTIFIES IN SENATE AGAINST ASSISTED SUICIDE AND FOR PAIN RELIEF Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America will present testimony to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee in a hearing on the Pain Relief Promotion Act - a measure that would strictly limit physician assisted suicide while promoting more aggressive treatment of pain in chronically ill persons. The testimony will be delivered by Rabbi J. David Bleich - a professor o...
  • Patients With Chronic Pain
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    Title: Reviving an Ancient Therapy to Manage Chronic Pain Reference: Podiatry Today, December 2003, pg. 46-53 Author: Nicholas A Grumbine, DPM Rating: 4/5 Abstract Objective: This article was written to increase people's awareness of leech therapy in healthcare to manage chronic pain. Case studies on were designed to determine whether leeching would improve chronic pain in a safe and effective manner. Background: Chronic pain results when there is delayed healing. Grumbine claims that chronic pa...
  • Choice Of Active Euthanasia
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    A Personal Look at Euthanasia Recent debates over active euthanasia, 'killing' a terminally ill patient, in Holland, has raised the question whether euthanasia is immoral or a simple human right. Doctors seem to have no doubt. They made an oath. The definition of Euthanasia depends on whether it is active or passive. Active Euthanasia is only allowed in Holland, and it means that the doctor takes direct measures to put a patient to sleep, where as passive Euthanasia only involves stopping pill c...
  • Nurse And The Patient
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    The essay A Crime of Compassion was written by Barbara Hutt mann. A story of love, dedication, moral values, and a nurse who loved her job and her patients very dearly. One of her patients was a young police officer who had been diagnosed with lung cancer. Within six months time, he had lost his youth, two of his five senses and his ability to do anything for himself. He had stopped breathing numerous times, and each time he was resuscitated. Eventually the pain became unbearable and he begged f...
  • Terminally Ill Patient
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    D.A. S Murder, death, suffering. All these horrific terms are related to an extremely important and devastating issue. Doctor assisted suicide is a very important subject that many people know little about. We need to finally shut this murdering out of Oregon for good. There are two sides concerning doctor assisted suicide. Those who oppose of measure 51, which would allow euthanasia, and those who are in favor of shutting it out. The people who are in favor of euthanasia, must have no sympathy ...
  • Patient Die The Physician
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    The word 'euthanasia' comes from the greek -- eu, 'good', and thanatos, 'death'. Literally, 'good death'. The dictionary describes euthanasia as 'a quiet and easy death, the means of procuring this or, the action of inducing a quiet and easy death. ' Euthanasia has a becomes a legal, medical, and ethical issue over which opinions are divided. I feel that if there is no hope for a cure for a terminally ill patient then if they want, let them out of their misery. There are two different types of e...
  • Brace Face
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    'Braces Suck!' One out of three children or teenagers will have to live, at one point, as a prisoner of their own dentist. Teenagers are faced with zit and acne wars during the stages of puberty and braces add additional torture to this already hellish time to both parent and child. A life with braces is far more embarrassing, painful, and expensive than living with buck-teeth, gaps, or overlapping teeth. Mental scars remain long after cuts and bloody sores in the mouth have healed. These metal-...
  • Incurable And Painful Disease
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    The Nature of Dying with Honor In the ancient days, when a person became so ill that every inch of their body throbbed in agonizing pain, and every breath they took drained energy from their soul, they would come to a decision for someone to help them die with respect and honor. Kings, queens, princes, nobles, and even common farmers would exit the world by no natural means, but by means of self inflicted death. If life got too unbearable, and if they were suffering from a slow painful death, th...
  • Vascular Nature Of Migraine Headaches
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    migraine In America approximately 45 million people each year consult physicians for relief of chronic headache pain (1). Chronic headache pain is second only to the common cold in loss of work and wages due to ailment (8). In the past decade advancements in the understanding and treatment of vascular headache syndromes have increased drastically. The activity in this field is plagued and sometimes hindered with competing theories about migraine pathogenesis. The many symptoms that have broadene...
  • Pain Patients
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    IMPLANTABLE INFUSION DEVICES FOR LONG TERM PAIN MANAGEMENT; EXAMINATION OF ITS EFFECTIVENESS AGAINST OTHER MEASURES I reviewed 36 available articles up to date in order to answer the above question. In my presentation I will start by giving background information about chronic pain. I will discuss different types of delivery systems available, their benefits to the patient, as well as disbenefits, and cost. Chronic pain reduces the quality of life in many patients and restricts their ability to ...
  • Ill Patients And Their Families
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    Although Assisted suicide is a very controversial issue, in my opinion, it should be allowed for all terminally ill patients. First of all, assisted suicide should be allow to all terminally ill patients because they are just waiting for the day of death with extreme pain. Death is a compassionate way to relieve unbearable suffering no matter how long patients can live. In a survey two-thirds of the patients are desire to euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide for their agony. (Emanuel, 1996.)...
  • Relationship Between A Cardio And A Patient
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    Cardiologist For example, if an internist has a patient who is complaining of chest pain the doctor will refer the patient to a cardiologist. It is the cardiologist's job to determine if the chest pain the patient is experiencing is the result of a serious heart condition or perhaps only the result of indigestion. Cardiologists will ask the patient to describe the quality of the pain. Questions asked might be does the patient experience the pain during certain activities, how often do the they e...
  • Case Of Euthanasia The Patient
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    Velma Howard, age 76, knew her life was coming to an end. Lou Gehrig's disease was taking away the use of her limbs one by one. Eventually it would affect her throat and she would be in danger of choking on her own saliva. With her left arm useless, and her legs weakening, Velma began to think about an accelerated death. Her health was quickly getting worse. Most of all, she did not want to linger for months in painful decline, dragging down her aging husband and her family at the same time. Vel...
  • Ass Oxycontin For Treatment Of Chronic Pain
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    The Controversy over OxyContin By: Scott Geb ke Health and Human Wellness Jeremy Brown November 4, 2003 Outline Thesis: OxyContin does a remarkable job relieving patient's chronic pain; however, it can cause abuse and misery for some. I. What is OxyContin? A. What does OxyContin contain? B. What does OxyContin do to relieve pain? II. The pros of using OxyContin. A. The overall pain free feeling that the drug supplies to a patient. B. Doctors view of why OxyContin is a miraculous drug.. The cons ...
  • Chronic Physical Pain The Terminally Ill Patients
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    Question: How would you like to die? Allow me to draw a scenario for you- a beautiful cabin in an unpopulated countryside which you and your significant other have been sharing for the most beautiful last years of your life. You spent the morning taking a memorable walk by the lake. Your children have decided to visit you, and you played with your grandchildren, letting their rolling laughter soothe you. You " re self-sufficient, your life has been successful, and your children are grown and lov...

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