Physician-Assisted Dying: A new Model for Current Clinical Application

dc.contributor.advisorHoy, William G.
dc.contributor.authorMaher, Jacob
dc.contributor.departmentBiology.en_US
dc.contributor.otherBaylor University.en_US
dc.contributor.schoolsHonors College.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-02T21:55:04Z
dc.date.available2014-05-02T21:55:04Z
dc.date.copyright2014
dc.date.issued2014-05-02
dc.description.abstractPhysician-Assisted Dying is a practice that has become more prominent in medicine in the last two decades. In its long and varied history, it has affected multiple cultures and garnered diverse responses from the people of that time. Typically, the main two factors associated with physician-assisted dying include patient autonomy and sanctity of life. However, a new model is needed that combines these two factors along with “social value” to more accurately show the effects each has on both society and individuals with fatal diseases. As an added benefit, the model can be used to analyze both legal policies that have been enacted and individual patients who wish to utilize physician-assisted dying to avoid suffering. Finally, physician-assisted dying is a practice that will only grow in the coming years due to current medicine, and so current physicians and other healthcare providers must consider its clinical application in the future.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/8974
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
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dc.subjectPhysician-Assisted Dyingen_US
dc.subjectEuthanasiaen_US
dc.subjectPatient Autonomyen_US
dc.subjectSanctity of Lifeen_US
dc.titlePhysician-Assisted Dying: A new Model for Current Clinical Applicationen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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