here is Erin and I's outline for one of our Aff's - the other aff will be coming shortly.
“If someone is condemned to a premature death because of the injustice of global health inequality, it is doubly unjust for that person to be condemned to an agonizing death racked by preventable pain.”
Observation 1: The forgotten people – Status quo HIV/AIDS assistance in Africa is focused only on preventative measures while ignoring the millions suffering from terminal illnesses that are condemned to die in agony because of the lack of palliative care and treatment services
Merriman and Binagwaho 2004 [spence D, Merriman A, Binagwaho A (2004) Palliative Care in Africa and the Caribbean. PLoS Med 1(1): e5 doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.0010005 October 19, 2004]
In many resource-poor countries….palliative care each year
And specifically, the US policy has traditionally been focused on prevention of AIDS, but has not emphasized treatment. A substantial increase in palliative care is needed from the federal government.
Boonstra 2003 Heather Boonstra The Guttmacher Report on Public Policy August 2003, Volume 6, Number 3 Issues and Implications. U.S. AIDS Policy: Priority On Treatment, Conservatives' Approach to Prevention
The global AIDS law…. care for children orphaned by AIDS.
And recent increases in assistance are not enough – millions of people in Africa are still suffering because of a lack of palliative care.
Marketwire 2008 [January, 29. Foundation for Hospices in Sub-Saharan Africa Hosts Congressional Briefing on Palliative and End-of-Life Care and Global Battle Against HIV/AIDS. Recommendations Made as Congress Prepares to Reauthorize PEPFAR. Marketwire.com]
The Foundation for Hospices in Sub-Saharan…through trained interdisciplinary teams.
Thus the plan
Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its palliative care services to all persons in the topically designated countries. All necessary infrastructure and training will be provided. Plan will be done through normal means. We’ll clarify.
Observation 2: Solvency
The United States is the most effective and efficient country in palliative care services for three reasons
First is innovation – The US has the most innovative palliative care assistance.
International Conference on AIDS. 2002 [Jul 7-12; 14: abstract no. ThOrF1518. Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States. Raveis VH, Karus DG, Marconi K, Selwyn P, Perrone M, Hanna B, Patterson E, H A HA.]
ISSUES: Although AIDS-related death…circumstances of the affected population.
Second is training – The US has the best-trained health professionals in palliative care.
McConnel 2006 [Kathryn McConnell, Washington File Staff Writer. 31 October 2006 “U.S. Philanthropy Boosting Training in Palliative Care.”]
U.S. philanthropy is… end of their lives,” Wheeler said.
Third is modeling - hundreds of international AIDS agencies have called on the US to lead the AIDS treatment cause.
HealthGap 2006 [January 1. http://www.healthgap.org/hcwcall.html. Officials at the conference included members from the World Health Organization and leaders of other major countries that contribute to the fight against global HIV/AIDS.]
The critical shortage of health … re-deploying unemployed health workers.
And we’re topical – The US government defines palliative care as public health assistance.
US Department of State 2006 HIV/AIDS Palliative Care Guidance #1 An Overview of Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Care Services in the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief February 3, 2006 U.S. Department of State Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator
Comprehensive palliative care is …. the needs of the individual and family.
Observation 3: Relinquishing the Fear of Death
The taboo of death in American culture dooms individuals to two types of suffering when confronting death-the biological process of dying as well as the psychological acceptance of non-existence. Quality of life can only be improved during this time by embracing Pallative care-even though the end is approaching.
Holland 04 [Jimmie, oncologist and staff writer for the oral cancer foundation. http://www.oralcancerfoundation.org/emotional/last_taboo.htm]
Talking about the deeper… treatment that was aimed at cure.
Specifically, palliative care assistance to other countries improves the quality of life of patients and helps the patients realize that dying is a normal and inevitable process.
Kikule, 03 [Ekie, “Quality Care at the end of life in Africa”]
Palliative care, as defined …. in the bereavement period.
And palliative care is unique in that it is centered around the patient, not the clinician – meaning palliative care is key to the empowerment of individuals.
Twycross, 06 [Rober G, “End of Life Care: Unmet Needs and Worldwide Challenge”]
An essential feature of … is of the essence.
And while it may be impossible to eliminate the fear of death- we must reorient ourselves to accept death.
Horton 2007 [Randall, “Becoming Familiar with Death” http://hortonethics.blogspot.com/2007/05/death-be-stranger-no-more-although.html]
Although every human is … and in close proximity.
Observation 4: Let’s keep it real
Impact comparison should be based upon systemic and real-world impacts – so-called experts don’t understand the future of political affairs and cannot accurately predict catastrophic events.
Menand in 05 Louis Menand, staffwriter for The New Yorker. 12-05-05
In the December 5 edition …. of the common interest.
And the focus on avoiding our plan due to potential future harm expresses hatred for the world we have – our plan affirms a unique value to the lives of those suffering from terminal diseases – our death is inevitable , it only makes sense not to weigh the action of plan based on biological life but rather the value we have in life. Our plan is a necessary prerequisite to all their disadvantages.
Pólakóva, 2k4 [Jolana, PhD, New York Academy of Science, THE STRUGGLE FOR HUMAN DIGNITY IN EXTREME SITUATIONS, http://www.crvp.org/book/Series04/IVA-18/chapter_ii.htm]
An animal which …. value orientation and attachment.