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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‘Nobody wants poisoned All Blacks job’

first_img‘Nobody wants poisoned All Blacks job’ ‘ Posted in News, Test Rugby, Top headlines, World Cup Tagged All Blacks, Ian Foster, Scott Robertson, Test Rugby Published on November 26, 2019 Life Exact BrazilRemember Grace Jones? She Is Almost 73, See Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Watch: I wanted to rip Jean’s head off – Jaque FourieSA Rugby MagUndo GrammarlyAvoid Grammatical Errors with This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarly|SponsoredSponsoredUndo World Cup-winning Bok quartet in Eddie Jones’ all-time XVMaverick coach Eddie Jones has named his Test dream team made up of players he has worked with throughout his illustrious career.SA Rugby MagUndoDatemyage.comOver 40 And Single?Datemyage.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoGoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndoBuzzAura16 Cancer Causing Foods You Probably Eat Every DayBuzzAura|SponsoredSponsoredUndoLoans | Search AdsGetting a loan in Hong Kong may be easier than you thinkLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoBuzzSuperDetails About Meghan Markle’s Wedding Will Leave You SpeechlessBuzzSuper|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Buzz TreatmentRemember Grace Jones? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowBuzz Treatment|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Former England international Ben Kay has labelled the All Blacks head coaching role as a ‘poisoned chalice’. The All Blacks’ new head coach will be announced on 12 December, after long-serving coach Steve Hansen vacated the position at the end of the recently concluded World Cup in Japan.Warren Gatland, Jamie Joseph, Tony Brown and Dave Rennie declined to apply for the vacancy after being invited by New Zealand Rugby to do so. It is now universally believed that current assistant coach Ian Foster and Crusaders boss Scott Robertson are the front-runners to take over from Hansen.In his column for The Times of London, Kay wrote that the rejection of what should be one of the ‘most sought-after jobs’ indicates the unappealing challenge of the role.‘There are parallels between Steve Hansen’s departure from the All Blacks after 15 years as an assistant and head coach and the time Sir Alex Ferguson left Manchester United. Taking over from Hansen after more than a decade of unparalleled All Blacks dominance is a poisoned chalice.‘The squad Ferguson left behind at Old Trafford was nowhere near as strong as it had been and things began to spiral as successive managers tried and failed to rebuild the team. The same challenge awaits Hansen’s successor. New Zealand are still a fine team but they are not as strong as they were four years ago.’He also added Roberson’s unorthodox approach should see him get the job, because ‘Foster is unable to evolve’.Full columnPhoto: Phil Walter/Getty Imagescenter_img ‘ ‘ ‘ All Blacks coach Ian Foster Post by SA Rugby magazine ‘  3  0 ‘ AlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAaron Smith names South African as greatest World Cup scrumhalfSA Rugby MagUndoJapan-based Kiwi player: I hope to never experience this againSA Rugby MagUndo熱門話題對肚腩脂肪感到後悔!試了在萬寧賣的這個後…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

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Landmark Cafe Comes Back to Life in Baghdad (Video)

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore A famous literary cafe in Baghdad has reopened two years after a massive bomb gutted the cultural heart of Iraq’s capital and brought tragedy to the owner’s family. Poets and writers can now sip coffee together in one of Baghdad’s most important neighborhoods. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img

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Mayor vowing payoff in trade

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John Phillips“We continue to complement the mayor’s effort to bring new business to Los Angeles and the Valley. New business means more jobs for Valley residents.” Villaraigosa will be joined by some 50 business and civic leaders – what he called “a delegation that looks like L.A. and represents L.A.’s diverse business community” – in a trip he portrayed as an economic blitz of the Far East. Asia is already the city’s largest trading partner but there is room for growth, the mayor said. “Trade, trade, trade, trade, trade,” a visibly charged Villaraigosa said at one point, emphasizing each word by pounding his palms on a conference table. “One hundred and twenty billion dollars of (Asian) goods pass through our port, and we want to increase that.” Although he refused to specify any of the trade deals he expects to hammer out during the trip, the mayor did promise “to come back with a lot of money and investments,” as well as mining new relationships for future business. Villaraigosa said future growth of the city’s international trade with Asia and other countries – he noted the economic potential of Europe and India – depends on maximizing L.A.’s potential, as well as making it “green,” underscoring the city’s environmental concerns both locally and worldwide. He said these were the same points he emphasized during his visit last week to London and Manchester, England, at the invitation of British Prime Minister Tony Blair. As he did in England, Villaraigosa will be using the Asian trip to promote Los Angeles’ campaign for the 2016 Olympics, which the mayor said a recent survey found is a goal supported by 88 percent of the city’s residents. “I am extremely focused,” he said, “on bringing the Olympics to L.A.” Villaraigosa will be joined on his Asian trip by City Councilmen Dennis Zine, Jack Weiss and Jose Huizar, as well as seven aides from the mayor’s staff. The estimated $500,000 cost for the mayor and other officials will be paid by the city’s Port and Airports departments and L.A. Inc., its convention and visitors bureau. The mayor will be joined in each country by 15 to 17 members of the Los Angeles delegation, with some dropping out after China and others joining him along the way. [email protected] (818) 713-3761160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa promised Tuesday to deliver substantial gains in tourism, investments, entertainment business and fashion trade from his upcoming 16-day, $500,000 Asian trip. “I want to get the biggest bang for our buck, and I’m focused on real deliverables,” Villaraigosa told Daily News editors and reporters in a meeting advancing his trip to China, South Korea and Japan that will begin Sunday. As he prepares for his first international trade mission, Villaraigosa was getting positive reviews from local business leaders who are also looking forward to expanding trade with the Far East. “It’s a great opportunity for Los Angeles and businesses in the San Fernando Valley,” said Brendan Huffman, president of the Valley Industry and Commerce Association, which will send former VICA Chairman David Fleming as part of the mayor’s delegation. last_img read more

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