Research Paper on Assisted Suicide and Dr. Jack Kevorkian

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Assisted Suicide by Jordan Froce

A Project Presented to Professor Demosthenes Long in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for CRJ 150: Introduction to Criminal Justice

Pace University Dyson College of Arts and Sciences February 3, 2012 Table of Contents Introduction……….................................................................................... 3 Background…………………………..……………………...................... 3 Literature Review……………………………….……………………….. 5 Conclusion………………………………………….……......................... 7 References........………………………………………….…..................... 9

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Kevorkian's parents were Armenian refugees, whose relatives were among the 1.5 million victims of Turkish atrocities in World War I. He taught himself German and Japanese in high school during World War II. After finishing high school and medical school at the University of Michigan. Kevorkian completed an internship in Pathology at Henry Ford hospital in Detroit, during which period he had an epiphany when he saw a woman who was dying of cancer. It was then that he began to think of ways to stop the suffering in his patients. Assisted suicide occurs when a person commits suicide with the help of another. According to Doctor Dwayne Mark’s studies reported on “The Hospice Blog,” (2008) physician assisted suicide is generally pain free and, as some would say, the most peaceful way to die. Many believe it be the right of terminally ill patients to decide if they want to seek physician assisted suicide to end their unendurable pain, while others think it should it be up to the courts. Encyclopedia.com (2012) states that physician-assisted suicide occurs when a physician facilitates a patient's death by providing the necessary means and/or information to enable the patient to perform the life-ending act.
According to Dr. Derek Humphry’s Manifesto “Liberty and Death;” (2009) There are a good number of people out there that oppose the idea of physician

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