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  • Advances In Medical Technology - 917 words
    Advances In Medical Technology Advances in medical technology have done a great deal to produce miraculous cures and recoveries. In some circumstances however, these advances have created problems for the elderly. More aggressive technology approaches are used to extend the life of the elderly. On the whole the elderly, as well as others, welcome that development -- even if they fear some of its consequences. With these advances it has become possible to keep people in a vegetative state for almost unlimited periods of time. Moreover, there are situations in which neither the patient nor the family has the ability to bring such unhappy circumstances to an end. For this reason, advance direct ...
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  • Analysis Of 1997 Us Macroeconomic Predictions - 589 words
    Analysis Of 1997 U.S. Macroeconomic Predictions Analysis of 1997 U.S. Macroeconomic Predictions The U.S. economy ended 1996 at a blistering pace of 4.7% growth rate of real GDP in the fourth quarter. Despite this strong growth, the inflation rate remained relatively low in fact the CPI showed its lowest core growth rate in the last 34 years. This low inflation along with low unemployment finished off a very healthy year for the U.S. economy. These numbers seem to indicate a positive trend for the U.S. economy in 1997. Real GDP is expected to grow at a strong to moderate rate of 2.25%, with CPI rising around 3% and the unemployment rate between 5.25-5.5%. In order to see how these projections ...
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  • Economic Statistics - 696 words
    Economic Statistics 1. Traffic Congestion If a city council faces severe problems with traffic congestion, a knowledge will benefit all parties. It is this I will debate in the lines to come. When traffic is a problem in a city, all sorts of means of transportation can be included, but it is mainly cars which seem to be the problem. Therefor raising gasolin prices (by putting an extra tax on them) should instinctively reduce car usage, seeing that costs for the driver would go up. This is though only the case, if demand for gasolin is inelastic (fig. 1). Here a tax on gasoling has moved the supply curve to S2 and the price to P2, which has lead the quantity demanded from Q to Q2. The differe ...
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  • Euthanasia - 1,067 words
    Euthanasia An eighty-seven year old grandmother on a respirator, a newborn child with AIDS, and a father in a coma; all put to death by respectable doctors with the O.K. of their families. But is it really 3O.K.? Euthanasia, or doctor-assisted suicide, has become as common as jumping off of a fifteen story building or taking a gun to one1s own head. Certainly society frowns upon suicide, but yet putting an old lady or a man in a coma to death is being accepted every day. Society knows that suicide is bad, but euthanasia is even worse. The guilt and blame of a lost life is falling on the hands of doctor1s that we are supposed to trust, and even worse, the family members themselves. A doctor i ...
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  • Euthanasia - 1,496 words
    Euthanasia Euthanasia, specifically voluntary euthanasia has been a taboo subject for many decades in this, and other countries. Euthanasia, as defined by the Oxford English Dictionary - bringing about of this, especially in the case of incurable and painful disease- comes from the Greek word euthanatos, meaning - a gentle and easy death. It is commonly known as death with dignity given to those who want the choice to die. No one can prevent death. The can only prolong it. Many people solicit their physicians to aid in the quick and easy death. Doctors, aware of ethics of their chosen profession, and consequences of their actions, especially malpractice suits, often refuse the request (www.e ...
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  • Euthanasia In The United States - 1,840 words
    Euthanasia In The United States Euthanasia in the United States Every year two million people die in North America. Chronic illness, such as cancer or heart disease, accounts for two of every three deaths. It is estimated that approximately seventy percent of these people die after a decision is made to forgo life-sustaining treatment (Choice in Dying). In America and all around the world, the ongoing debate is whether patients should have the opportunity to implement this critical alternative of euthanasia. Although controversial, it is imperative that United States citizens are not denied this right to a humane death. Groups in opposition to euthanasia say that patients who yearn to make t ...
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  • Euthanasia Should Be Legal In The United States Euthanasia Is The Practice Of Painlessly Putting To Death People Who Have Inc - 1,146 words
    Euthanasia should be legal in the United States. Euthanasia is the practice of painlessly putting to death people who have incurable, painful, or distressing diseases or handicaps. Although most religious groups believe that it is suicide or murder and immoral, people should still have the right to tell the nurse or whomever to pull the plug. People who have supported euthanasia in the past believe that it allows a person to die with dignity instead of being kept barely alive by artificial means (Abernethy, 430). Everyday people are kept alive by life supporting machines. A person should be allowed a natural death instead of a prolonged death with medical equipment (Battin, p. 19). Doctors a ...
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  • Euthanasia: The Right To Die - 1,021 words
    Euthanasia: The Right to Die Thesis: Euthanasia should be legalized so, if we ever have a loved one that is suffering and death is certain, that we have the choice to ease their pain if they want. I. Introduction A. Examples showing why euthanasia is receiving national attention. B. A summary of reasons offered by those opposed to euthanasia is given. C. A summary of reasons offered by those in favor of euthanasia is given. D. Transition into my argument. II. Body A. A person has the right to die with dignity. B. Everything should not be done to prolong life if the patient does not want it. C. Doctors are not always responsible to do everything they can to save somebody. D. Refute the argume ...
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  • Future Technology - 1,612 words
    Future Technology People often think that future is all about flying cars, robots and space travelling. Maybe it will be like that, who knows, but at least until this day the changes havent been remarkable. Companies are all the time investing more money on research and development. This indicates that companies and government are interested to achieve and find new technological inventions that would change the markets. All ready one of the computer related inventions, Internet, has changed the spreading of information globally. E-companies are stocks are rising in the stock markets like rockets. This is a great example how future technology will change the economics around the world as it a ...
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  • In Recent Years, Euthanasia Has Become A Very Heated Debate It Is A Greek Word That Means Easy Death But The Controversy Surr - 1,887 words
    In recent years, Euthanasia has become a very heated debate. It is a Greek word that means easy death but the controversy surrounding it is just the opposite. Whether the issue is refusing prolonged life mechanically, assisting suicide, or active euthanasia, we eventually confront our socity's fears toward death itself. Above others, our culture breeds fear and dread of aging and dying. It is not easy for most of the western world to see death as an inevitable part of life. However, the issues that surround euthanasia are not only about death, they are about ones liberty, right to privacy and control over his or her own body. So, the question remains: Who has the right? Under current U.S. la ...
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  • King Lear - 840 words
    King Lear KING LEAR: THE PLOT There are really two plots in King Lear, a main plot and a fully developed subplot. Each has its own set of characters. In the main plot, there is the head of the family, the 80-plus-year-old king of Britain, Lear. He has three daughters, Goneril, Regan, and Cordelia. The Duke of Albany is married to the oldest, Goneril, and the Duke of Cornwall is married to Regan, the middle daughter. Cordelia has two suitors, the Duke of Burgundy and the King of France. The court jester, the Fool, is by extension a member of the Lear family and part of the main plot, as is the Earl of Kent, Lear's loyal follower. The Earl of Gloucester, also a member of Lear's court, is the h ...
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  • Millennium - 945 words
    Millennium Bug If you havent heard of the year 2000 problem (also known as Y2K or the millennium bug), you soon will. To save space, many computer programs and chips use two digits to designate the year. On 1 January 2000, the year date will be "00", causing some computers to set dates back to 1900, and others to shut down or enter an emergency state. No one really knows for sure what impact the millennium bug will have, but that hasnt stopped people from speculating on the potential for disaster. Scenarios range from the bizarre (telephone calls made over New Years Eve 1999 being billed as lasting a hundred years) to the horrifying (nuclear-power plants exploding and planes falling out of t ...
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  • Morality And Practicality Of Euthanasia - 1,274 words
    Morality And Practicality Of Euthanasia Morality and Practicality of Euthanasia Euthanasia is defined by The American Heritage Dictionary as the action of killing an individual for reasons considered to be merciful (Leonesio 292). Here, killing is described as the physical action where one individual actively kills another. Euthanasia is tolerated in the medical field under certain circumstances when a patient is suffering profoundly and death is inevitable. The word euthanasia comes from the Greek eu, good, and thanatos, death, literally, good death; however, the word euthanasia is much more difficult to define. Each person may define euthanasia differently. Who is to decide whether a death ...
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  • Nanotechnology: Immortality Or Total Annihilation - 1,116 words
    ... otech could eliminate the need for production conditions that are harmful or difficult to maintain (Roland 31). Moreover, the impact that nanotech will have on production could lead to a never before seen abundance of goods. Costs and labor will all be significantly cheaper. Everyone would be able to use nanotech as a tool for increased efficiency in the area of production (DuCharme 60). The overall effects of nanotech on producing materials were best summed up by Dowie, "This new revolution won't require crushing, boiling, melting, etc. Goods would now be built from the atom up by nanomachines" (4). Nanotech will also be able to benefit us in other ways. One great advantage to nanotech ...
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  • Physician Assisted Suicide - 1,146 words
    ... ind PAS intrinsically wrong. The standard which we adhere to leaves these considerations in the hands of the agent and physician. Central to the hypocratic oath is the principle of beneficance, which holds that the physician is obligated to act in the agents best interest. As technology has increased and advances have been made, what constitutes beneficance in any given action is becoming trivial; quality of life issues and painful but successful treatments have clouded what constitutes beneficance to the point that the 1960s saw the emergence of Biomedical Ethics as a field. Indeed it is difficult to simply decide whether or not PAS should be considered universally a medical treatment o ...
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  • Rights Of Man - 644 words
    Rights Of Man The identity of a society is verified through the rights which are given to the citizens. The rights of man have been at many different standards throughout time. Often being very one sided, and at times striving for a median between the two sides. In Edmund Burke's essay Reflections on the Revolution in France Burke states that a king is in one sense a servant but in everyday situations they are above every individual. All persons under him owe him a legal agreement to serve his hopes. This essay will demonstrate why Thomas Paine's essay The Rights of Man is more convincing than Edmund Burke's through examination of a heredity government, the nature of rights and the uselessne ...
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  • Taiwan And International Trade - 1,781 words
    ... example, tariffs on semiconductors are now at less than one percent and scheduled to fall to zero.27 Tariffs on semiconductor manufacturing equipment are now just under six percent and scheduled to be cut by more than 50 percent.28 Tariffs on a number of consumer electronic products, such as cassette players, are sizeablemany in the low teensand also scheduled for substantial reduction.29 Tariff reductions on these and other consumer products will undoubtedly create substantial opportunities for Taiwans trading partners and more business opportunities for Taiwanese companies. Of course, tariffs are not the only barriers to trade. A number of products are also subject to various trade lic ...
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  • The Case For Euthanasia: Should Physicianassisted Suicide Be - 1,535 words
    The Case for Euthanasia: Should Physician-Assisted Suicide be Legalized? Throughout the twentieth century, major scientific and medical advances have greatly enhanced the life expectancy of the average person. However, there are many instances where doctors can preserve life artificially. In these cases where the patient suffers from a terminal disease or remains in a "persistent vegetative state" or PVS from which they cannot voice their wishes for continuation or termination of life, the question becomes whether or not the patient has the freedom to choose whether or not to prolong their life even though it may consist of pain and suffering. In answer to this question, proponents of physic ...
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  • University Of Central Oklahoma - 1,854 words
    University of Central Oklahoma Department of Nursing Nurses Attitudes Toward Do Not Resuscitate Orders In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for Nursing 4522 Nursing Research II Presented to Allen Nottingham, R.N., B.S. By Meggin Bean Jessica Brownell Shannon Genzer Leslie Looman Shanna McIntosh April 20, 1998 TABLE OF CONTENTS I. INTRODUCTION1 Background1 Theoretical Framework. 4 Problem Statement 5 Statement of Purpose..5 Research Question..6 Theoretical Definitions.. 6 Operational Definitions..7 II. REVIEW OF LITERATURE9 Introductory Statement9 Conceptual Framework..10 1. Pre-Conventional Level11 2. Conventional Level.. 17 3. Post-Conventional Level.. 21 Summary.24 III. METHODOLOGY.. ...
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  • Why I Believe In Voluntary Euthanasia - 1,890 words
    Why I Believe In Voluntary Euthanasia Why I Believe In Voluntary Euthanasia There are at least two forms of suicide. One is 'emotional suicide', or irrational self-murder in all of it complexities and sadness. Let me emphasis at once that my view of this tragic form of self-destruction is the same as that of the suicide intervention movement and the rest of society, which is to prevent it wherever possible. I do not support any form of suicide for mental health or emotional reasons. But I do say that there is a second form of suicide -- justifiable suicide, that is, rational and planned self- deliverance from a painful and hopeless disease which will shortly end in death. I don't think the w ...
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