In the 1976 landmark case of Karen Ann Quinlan, the New Jersey court underscored the fundamental right of a young woman in a persistent vegetative state to forgo life-sustaining support with a mechanical ventilator.
What does KAQ stand for?
KAQ stands for Karen Ann Quinlan (Hospice)
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- Kingston Area Precision Skating Team (Canada)
- Kaptein (Dutch)
- Kentucky Association of Physics Teachers
- Kentucky Association of Pupil Transportation (est. 1976)
- Kentucky's Affordable Prepaid Tuition plan
- Korean American Professional Tennis Association
- Kenya Airports Police Unit
- Kite Aerial Photography Worldwide Association (Berkeley, CA)
- Keep Alive Power
- Kansas Art Quilters
- Korean Association of Quality Assurance for Clinical Laboratories
- Alpha-Keto Acid Reductase
- Aromatic Alpha-Keto Acid Reductase
- Kainate Receptor (neuroscience)
- Karnataka (India)
- Kentucky Administrative Regulations
- Key Account Representative
- Key Accounting Requirement (US DoD)
- Kinematic Ambiguity Resolution
- King's African Rifles
Samples in periodicals archive:
Some readers may remember the case of 21-year-old Karen Ann Quinlan who collapsed at a party in 1975 after mixing alcohol and Valium.
Beginning with an historical framework, Jeffrey Spike, an associate professor at the College of Medicine, reached back to 1975 when the Karen Ann Quinlan case grabbed headlines and the courts wrestled with sticky right-to-die questions.
Wade and the Karen Ann Quinlan case, in which the family of a young woman in a coma appealed to the courts to force her doctors to remove life-sustaining technology.
In the summer of 1973, Karen Ann Quinlan shared with her friends a disturbing premonition: she was going to die young, she told them; she was going down in history.
Karen Ann Quinlan had been drinking gin and tonics with friends on April 14, 1975.