Physician Aid in Dying Case Study is a practice that is legal in a number of states within the United States due to the passing of the Death With Dignity Act. Additional reading is present on this legislation in the topic readings. Please make sure to research this topic prior to beginning this assignment, as you will need to apply this research to your paper.
Physician Aid-in-Dying in Portland, Oregon A 35-year-old male named Zachary Davis has lived in and been a legal resident of Portland for almost 20 years. Where in the fall of 2018 he began having terrible headaches. After months of suffering with these, Zachary made the decision to see his primary care provider.
Additionally, his provider decide-d that scans should be done to rule out anything serious before beginning treatment for what he thought was probably migraine headaches. Also zachary had the routine scans and at 5:00 p.m. Where he received a call from his doctor with the results.
Zachary was diagnose-d with advanced stage glioblastoma multiforme brain cancer, one of the deadliest brain tumors with a very low survival rate. Where by zachary immediately began aggressive treatment. After 12 weeks of treatment, they saw no improvement in his condition. At that time, his doctors sat down with him to discuss options. Also He was given approximately 6 months to live, giving him the dreade-d diagnosis of being terminally ill. They discusse-d hospice care and other end-of-life options. After surveying the options, Zachary expresse-d the wish to participate in Physician Aid-In
Considering all aspects of the Death With Dignity legislation that has been passe-d into law in Oregon, consider the following in a paper of 1,000-1,250 words:
Does Zachary meet the requirements to take part in this practice? Why? Be detaile-d and specific in your evaluation of this practice. Considering Death With Dignity legislation, is mental health a component that is evaluate-d and considered? Do you support this aspect of the legislation? As we near end of life it is often that a surrogate is put in place for our medical decisions. How does this work with the practice of Physician Aid-in-dying? What do you anticipate seeing in the future with this controversial practice in health care?
Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not