Essays Tagged: "Karen Ann Quinlan"

Argument in favor of euthenasia, description of types and cases in favor of

is not based on the patients request it is based on a doctors offer. In 1976 a girl by the name of Karen Ann Quinlin, 21, had collapsed and became suddenly ill. She had slipped into an irreversible c ... ersy reached the courts in New Jersey going all the way up to the Supreme Court, which decided that Karen Ann Quinlan should have the right to die if her parents so choose to allow the plug to be pull ...

(7 pages) 97 0 4.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Human Rights

Euthanasia argumentive essay. Discusses both the positives and negative aspects of it.

e proven worthy in its favor to create a new law in favor of euthanasia. A case, in 1976, regarding Karen Ann Quinlan brought many more supporting views to this concern. Karen, put to a stable and irr ... n of ending her life due to a terminal illness. Apparently, with no condition to speak for herself, Karen's mother was the one to confront the active treating physicians on what the outcome of Karen's ...

(8 pages) 274 0 4.6 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

The Ethics of Euthanasia

lawsuit involving euthanasia was brought to national attention. In 1975, a 21-year old woman named Karen Ann Quinlan suffered respiratory arrest that caused severe brain damage. When the hospital inf ... parents sued the hospital, eventually getting a court order allowing the respirator to be removed. Karen Ann Quinlan lived without the respirator for another nine years, dying in 1985. The story of Q ...

(6 pages) 244 0 4.6 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Is Euthanasia Moral?

that it is either no different or worse than death, then death is a very good choice.In the case of Karen Ann Quinlan, death was obviously the only choice. She was in a total vegetative state, which i ...

(2 pages) 299 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


providers (Beauchamp).In late 1970 the pro-euthanasia increases. In 1975 a 21-year old woman named Karen Ann Quinlan suffered a respiratory arrest that resulted in a severe and irreversible brain dam ... riod of time that they had no right in keeping her living. The Quinlans eventually won the case and Karen was taken off all life-support and actually lived till she was 35 without ever awaking from th ...

(5 pages) 83 0 5.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Working Towards Compassion for Terminally Ill Patients— Legalization of Euthanasia

death, when it could instead be ended peacefully and tenderly.An example of a long-lasting death is Karen Ann Quinlan, who is the landmark case of the "right to die." Quinlan was admitted in a comatos ... nlan alive through artificial means, whereas the Supreme Court overruled the Superior Court, giving Karen Ann Quinlan the right to die; making her the decisive point for matters pertaining pride in de ...

(16 pages) 73 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Euthenasia

Assisted Suicide

h matter develops or just after a diagnosis of a chronic or terminal illness.In 1976 the parents of Karen Ann Quinlan, Julia and Joseph Quinlan established a legal precedent for passive euthanasia. Ka ... ital had to obey the Quinlans' wishes". This was a groundbreaking precedent for passive euthanasia. Karen continued to breathe on her own after the removal of her ventilator. She remained in a permane ...

(7 pages) 2 0 0.0 Jul/2014

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Euthenasia

Animal Rights and Euthanasia

uthanasia normally occurs in situations that involve a comatose patient. For example in the case of Karen Ann Quinlan, non-voluntary acts were taken. Quinlan suffered severe "brain damage after imbibi ...

(8 pages) 0 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Euthenasia