Let Non-Doctors Participate in Assisted Suicide?

first_img Photo credit: © Kwangmoo — stock.adobe.com.When selling the legalization of assisted suicide, activists always promise that strict guidelines will protect against abuse. After legalization, these protections are rebranded as “obstacles” or “barriers” that prevent patients from getting what they want. As soon as activists think they can get away with it, the law is loosened. Richard Doerflinger — who recently retired from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and has been one of the world’s foremost experts on assisted-suicide laws and proposals for more than 40 years — explains the potential consequences in testimony opposing the bill: The mental-health providers who would be allowed to clear patients thought to have a mental issue for death would also be loosened so that he or she need not be a licensed psychiatrist or psychologist: In other words, a patient who receives a lethal prescription might have only known the prescriber and the consulting provider for a very short time, both of whom only saw the patient — either in person or the consulting by Zoom — for the purpose of ending life. “Attending (physician) qualified medical provider” means the physician, physician assistant . . . or advanced registered nurse practitioner who has primary responsibility for the care of the patient and treatment of the patient’s terminal disease . . . [Emphasis added.] Recommended Under state law, a Psychological evaluation can be done by a person with no qualifications. State law defines a “mental health counselor” to include any individual who counsels members of the public, for money. If the attending medical provider is an MD, nurse practitioners and physician assistants can also be the second opinion “consulting” medical professional, who can even be employed by the attending physician. If the attending provider is not an MD, the second opinion would have to be an MD Origin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tour Add in this fact. Sometimes, these consultations are done virtually over Zoom or Skype! Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share That process is unfolding in Washington State, where a new bill would let non-doctors be part of the assisted suicide bureaucratic process. From HB 1141: “Counseling” means one or more consultations as necessary between a state licensed psychiatrist (or), psychologist, independent clinical social worker, advanced social worker, mental health counselor, or psychiatric advanced registered nurse practitioner and a patient for the purpose of determining that the patient is competent and not suffering from a psychiatric or psychological disorder or depression causing impaired judgment. The Potential Consequences Medicine Let Non-Doctors Participate in Assisted Suicide?Wesley J. SmithJanuary 24, 2021, 6:48 PM Wesley J. SmithChair and Senior Fellow, Center on Human ExceptionalismWesley J. Smith is Chair and Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism. Wesley is a contributor to National Review and is the author of 14 books, in recent years focusing on human dignity, liberty, and equality. Wesley has been recognized as one of America’s premier public intellectuals on bioethics by National Journal and has been honored by the Human Life Foundation as a “Great Defender of Life” for his work against suicide and euthanasia. Wesley’s most recent book is Culture of Death: The Age of “Do Harm” Medicine, a warning about the dangers to patients of the modern bioethics movement.Follow WesleyProfileTwitterFacebook Share Bottom line. Once assisted suicide or legalization is legalized, whatever “protective guidelines” are put in the law to protect against abuse will erode over time. It isn’t a matter of if, but when. A Physician Describes How Behe Changed His MindLife’s Origin — A “Mystery” Made AccessibleCodes Are Not Products of PhysicsIxnay on the Ambriancay PlosionexhayDesign Triangulation: My Thanksgiving Gift to All Understand What This Means Congratulations to Science Magazine for an Honest Portrayal of Darwin’s Descent of Man The waiting period has also been reduced in some cases from six months to three days or waived entirely if one doctor and one non-doctor say the patient may die sooner! Doerflinger explains: Tagsactivistsassisted suicidecounselingdcotorsinfallibilitylegalizationnurse practitionerpatientsphysician assistantphysiciansprotective guidelinespsychiatristpsychologistRichard DoerflingerSkypeterminal diseaseUnited States Conference of Catholic BishopsWashington StateZoom,Trending Neither the attending nor consulting provider would actually have to be the patient’s long-term doctor. For example, if a patient’s own doctor refuses to lethally prescribe, a patient can ask an assisted-suicide-advocacy group to refer to an ideologically predisposed provider to become “attending,” who can, in turn, refer to the a consulting provider known to support assisted suicide. Cross-posted at The Corner and the Humanize blog, published by Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism. Neither a Psychiatrist or a Psychologist That’s the point with assisted suicide/euthanasia: Make death as easy to obtain as possible for as many people that the cultural circumstances of a given society will allow. Jane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesis “A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design”: The Study Guide Our Debt to the Scientific Atheists Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share They will never be proved wrong if their prognosis immediately qualifies the patient for lethal drugs, and the law requires them to list the underlying condition as cause of death. Instant infallibility! Oral and written requests can be simultaneous, turning the health facility almost into a drive-through suicide clinic.last_img read more

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Lyon 0 Bayern 3: Gnabry and Lewandowski send dominant Munich to Champions League final against PSG

first_imgIT was five years ago this month that Serge Gnabry signed for West Brom on a season-long loan from Arsenal.But Tony Pulis gave the young German just 12 minutes of Premier League action before cutting the deal short and sending him back to the Emirates.Bayern Munich will play PSG in the Champions League Final on SundayCredit: EPASerge Gnabry’s first half double helped down LyonCredit: AFPSerge Gnabry’s rocket got Bayern off to a flyer in LisbonCredit: Getty ImagesLast night Pulis was left squirming with embarrassment as Gnabry fired Bayern Munich into the Champions League final with a magnificent two-goal performance. And it’s not only Pulis who should be feeling shame-faced considering Arsenal sold him the following summer for just £5million.How the Gunners could do with a player of Gnabry’s class right now as they contemplate a fourth successive season out of Europe’s top competition.Instead the 25-year-old winger will be lighting up Sunday’s showpiece final against Paris St.Germain.And what a mouth-watering match that promises to be after a seemingly unstoppable Bayern extended their incredible winning run to 20 games.It might not have been as easy as it was in last Friday’s 8-2 quarter-final humiliation of Barcelona.Gnabry grabbed his second from close-range just after the half hour markCredit: Getty ImagesMemphis Depay missed a glorious chance while the game was goalless for Lyon Credit: AP:Associated PressBut it was still comfortable enough for boss Hansi Flick as his all-conquering team survived a couple of early scares before turning Lyon tamers.The only previous time Lyon reached this stage of the competition was back in 2010 when they were beaten 4-0 on aggregate…by Bayern.They kicked off in the Stadio Jose Alavalde as such rank outsiders that some bookies were offering odds of 12-1 against them making it an all-French affair in Sunday’s final.After all, Rudi Garcia’s men had already lost three times in this season’s competition and didn’t even top their first round group. But no team which can see off both Juventus and Manchester City could ever be taken lightly and Bayern certainly weren’t going to fall into the trap of counting their chickens.So it was no surprise that the Germans stuck with the same team which had left Barcelona so utterly humiliated last week.What came as something more of a shock was that Lyons also named an unchanged team, which meant that two-goal quarter-final hero Moussa Dembele was back on the bench.And Garcia’s faith in his team almost paid off in the fourth minute when Memphis Depay raced beyond keeper Manuel Neuer but just couldn’t wrap his foot around the ball with the goal beckoning. There was an even bigger left off for Bayern in the 17th minute when Toko Ekambi went past Alphonso Davies but smacked a glorious opportunity against the base of the post.Trouble is that when you show mercy to a team as ruthless as Bayern, you immediately regret it.And within a minute of that Ekambi miss Lyon were handed a chastening lesson in finishing by Gnabry.Joshua Kimmich’s ball over the top allowed Gnabry to hold off three defenders as he cut inside to deliver a left-foot Exocet into the top corner from the edge of the area.It was as good as any of the 155 goals which Bayern had scored in all competitions prior to this match.His second in the 33th minute was not quite such a thing of beauty, but no-one in Bayern red was complaining about that.Once again Gnabry cut inside from the right wing but this time chose to feed the lurking Ivan Perisic out wide.The Croat’s low cross should have been finished off by 54-goal Robert Lewandowski but when his scuffed shot was blocked on the line by keeper Anthony Lopes, Gnabry was on hand to hammer home from close range.And that was just about for Lyon. Marcelo and Ekambi missed a couple of decent second-half chances to make things interesting but you always felt that Bayern could score again whenever they wanted to.And so it proved when Lewandoski made it 101 goals in two seasons for club and country when he headed in from Kimmich’s 88th minute free-kick.So now it’s PSG’s turn to stand in the way of the big red juggernaut. Bonne chance, mes amis. People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 Most awesome bullfighting festival Funny animals make you happy and laugh funny animal compilation 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night.center_img Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 Source: Soccer – thesun.co.uk Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels DayZ Amazing Mods ~ More Cars, More Guns, More Gore!last_img read more

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