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Lethal injection

Evaluate the method of using lethal injections for capital punishment and create a report to determine if this method violates the Eighth Amendment or the Hippocratic Oath.

Analyze and identify if there have been any instances of prisoners who have experienced pain during a lethal injection and specify how this is known to you and what documentation exists to support the claim.

Define qualified personnel and identify the members who comprise an "execution team."

Analyze and justify whether having a physician involved in the process nullifies any questions of the risk of wanton and unnecessary infliction of pain, torture, or lingering death.

Determine if participation of physicians in the process violates their professional oath.

Analyze and justify whether physicians will take part in executions even after reading Dr. Guidry's advice to members of the ASA.

Analyze and justify whether the use of lethal injections should be considered a "cruel and unusual" punishment.

Analyze and determine whether turning the execution chamber into a hospital-like setting will cause patients to relate the OR with a death chamber, relate anesthetic drugs with death drugs, or have in their subconscious the specter of the anesthesiologist as an executioner.

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Evaluate the method of using lethal injections for capital punishment and created a report to determine if this method violates the Eighth Amendment or the Hippocratic Oath.

Using lethal injections in my own personal opinion does violate the HIPPOCRATIC OATH to do no harm by doctors and is in violation of the Eighth Amendment against cruel and unusual punishment. Killing someone for killing someone else doesn't serve humanity and is a cruel form of punishment akin to barbarism. Many people differ as to whether this is true. The fact that claims have been leveled in regard to prisoners suffering as a result of botched injections into their veins only leads credence to this statement.

Analyze and identify if there have been any instances of prisoners who have experienced pain during a ...

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The expert evaluates the method of using lethal injections for capital punishment. A report to determine if this method violtes the Eighth Amendment or the Hippocratic Oath is determined.

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