Euthenasia Term Paper by The Research Group

Examines moral, ethical & legal aspects in general & as they impact the nursing practice. Appendix of nurse interveiws included.
# 10778 | 2,700 words | 24 sources | 2001 | US
Published on May 15, 2003 in Medical and Health (Nursing) , Hot Topics (Euthanasia)

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"This research examines the moral, ethical, and legal aspects of euthanasia, especially as they have an impact on nursing practice. The research will set forth the historical and moral context in which the issue has emerged then discuss legal, philosophical, social, and practical elements that figure into what has become a feature of discourse of medical care in general and nursing practice in particular.
One of the most notorious news stories of 1976 centered on New Jersey, where Karen Ann Quinlan's physicians disconnected artificial life-sustaining equipment from her body. For nearly three years, Karen's parents had sought permission to have the equipment turned off. Drama and conflict had surrounded the case, partly because Karen had been in her photogenic twenties, partly because the Quinlans were fighting the full weight and .."

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