Carin van Zyl has heard terminally ill patients beg to die. If she were in the same situation, she too would want life-ending medication, even though she doubts she would ever take it. Earlier this month, California law became the fifth — and largest — state to allow physicians to prescribe lethal medications to certain patients who ask for it.
Letter to the Editor: I want to thank you for the great opportunity that "Somos Primos" provides for the preservation and advancement of Hispanic culture. The internet has provided humanity with a quantum leap in information and research.
Therefore it is imperative that Hispanic culture in all its diversity be documented in cyberspace so that future generations may not only appreciate but understand their legacy. It just takes one written sentence to bring about a great human experience. I grew up knowing about my "Nuevo Santander" ancestors but not experiencing them.
A friend gave me a volume of "Spain under the Roman Empire" by E.
I read that there was a city named "Reinosa" in Spain that was actually founded by Julius Caesar. I wondered if it was somehow related to Reynosa, Mexico a city just across the border from where I grew up. That search led to a discovery of other cities named after Spanish cities in the former colony of "Nuevo Santander" and a renewed interest in my genealogical roots.
That led to the restoration of lost family relationships and ancestors. The quality of life and fulfillment I've experienced is just wonderful. Thank you for the opportunities you have provided for me to document the priceless heritage I received from my ancestors. I hope others will catch the vision of "Somos Primos".Psychologists can make significant contributions to improve the quality of end-of-life decision-making and care by actively engaging these issues in the context of practice, education, research, and public policy.
Margaret Battin (n.d.) wrote, “Like the social arguments over abortion, there is little current resolution of the issue of physician-assisted suicide at either level of public ferment or at the deeper level of philosophical principle, although the raising of this issue itself has meant far greater attention to issues of terminal illness.” (Suicide and Ethical Aspects Assisted Suicide-The public debate over physician .
Power in Psychotherapy and Counseling.
Re-thinking the 'power differential' myth and exploring the moral, ethical, professional, and clinical issues of power in therapy. Yet voluntary euthanasia, or assisted suicide, Is only punishable by a maximum of 14 years in prison. In this paper, will elucidate on the dissimilarity in sentencing, and my endorsement of it.
Ethically, euthanasia is a different matter all together.
Suicide is not contagions, its an urban myth. Bourdain has been flirting with it for decades. Not to mention he was an out of control drug addict with mental illness.
- One of the most important public policy debates today surrounds the issues of euthanasia and assisted suicide.