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    exposure to contaminated blood and blood products and often lead to co-infection. This has been shown by increased transmission occurring among injection drug users, primarily those under the age of thirty (Zibbell et al, 2015). Needle exchange programs have been used as a preventative strategy for reductions in HIV/Hepatitis C transmission among injection drug users. This case study will examine and compare three communities in regards to their practices, successes, and barriers to decreasing HIV/Hepatitis C transmission. Needle exchange is the process of providing clean needles in exchange for dirty needles to injection drug users (IDUs). Other necessary supplies are also provided such as alcohol wipes, tourniquets, other sterile injection equipment and condoms (National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors, 2012). Comprehensive programs link the IDUs to educational materials, HIV and Hepatitis C screenings, substance…

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    He describes there has been a wide range of harm reduction programs that attempt to advocate for injection drug users, due to the fact that HIV is primarily spread through injection drug use in Russia. These campaigns are a drastic change from when they would denied health care and then thrown in and out of prison by the police, Furthermore, Zigon states that state is only adopting human rights to the degree that it beneficial for them to maintain political, economic, and social stability. In…

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    In the film, Bevel Up: Street Nurses, it focused on a vulnerable population of drug users. The documentary demonstrates a team of nurses who go out to assist medical and social needs of this vulnerable population. Also, these nurses give out clean needles, condoms and teach drug users how to safely inject themselves to avoid injury and reduce the spread of infectious diseases. There were many social determinants which impacted this population’s health. For instance, the socioeconomic…

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    Diseases In Licking County

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    ways that are not often thought about. One of these ways has become more prominent in the Licking County area. The issues with drug abuse in this county are on the rise and the existing programs are not enough to solve them. Diseases are being rapidly spread between people because those who are addicted do not have access to all of the essential supplies that they need to inject the drugs into themselves. Due to the lack of these supplies, they have resorted to sharing dirty needles that are…

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    Lethal injections have been a controversial topic for many centuries. People have many opinions as to if lethal injections are humane or if the act violates the Constitution. The use of lethal injections became a topic of interest around the 1980s. The first lethal injection execution was administered by Dr. Ralph Gray in 1982. The execution went successfully and from there the use of lethal injections became more popular, which started arguments as people expressed their opinions. For example,…

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    death row for the past 20 years, after your conviction for a triple murder, yet the brief states that an injection would impose “cruel or unusual punishment” on you. Your attorneys have talked to health professionals and they have stated that the lethal injection would cause you major painful seizures. Well all this is all happening to Ernest Lee Johnson; ABC news stated that in 2008 doctors removed part of a brain tumor found in his head. They also stated that scar tissue and the remaining…

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    Lethal Injection Summary

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    The Presence of Physicians for Lethal Injection Summary of Major Ethical Positions Physician participation is required in 17 of the 35 states that currently use lethal injection as their main form of execution (Giby, 34). Whether or not this requirement is ethically acceptable as deemed by many medical associations becomes a conflict with the state laws in which these executions are taking place, and also with the federal rulings regarding capital punishment. The American Medical Asssociation…

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    Now, Clayton Lockett is not the first to die from a botched lethal injection. Since “1985…over twenty-five botched executions have been reported, mostly based on direct observation” (Groner, Hippocratic, 2008, 896). Not only that, but lethal injections are supposed to be a humane way to die. In Lockett’s case and in others it was not. The physician could do nothing for him to try to save him so that the execution could take place another day. So what really is the role of the physician during…

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    The process begins with an intravenous needle being inserted into both of the prisoner’s arms. The second needle is a backup incase something goes wrong with the first one. The first drug inserted into the prisoner’s bloodstream is a sedative, sodium thiopental that renders the prisoner unconscious. Next, pancuronium bromide is put into the intravenous line. This relaxes the muscles so much that it causes the lungs to stop functioning. Lastly, potassium chloride is inserted in the intravenous…

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    issue I want to talk about is whether or not medical professional especially doctors should be involved in the execution of prisoners. This paper does not evaluate whether or not lethal injection should happen but whether or not professionals should be involved. Before even writing this paper my current stance is that medical professionals should be involved. But my stance is not backed by any true fact but just a gut feeling. The importance of this issue falls within the practical issue…

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