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dc.creatorFinlay, I Gen
dc.creatorGeorge, Ren
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-09T00:34:59Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-09T00:34:59Zen
dc.date.created2011-03en
dc.date.issued2011-03en
dc.identifierdoi:10.1136/jme.2010.037044en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationJournal of medical ethics 2011 Mar; 37(3): 171-4en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=Legal+physician-assisted+suicide+in+Oregon+and+The+Netherlands:+evidence+concerning+the+impact+on+patients+in+vulnerable+groups--another+perspective+on+Oregon's+data.&title=Journal+of+medical+ethics+&volume=37&issue=3&date=2011-03&au=Finlay,+I+G;+George,+Ren
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jme.2010.037044en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/1018415en
dc.description.abstractBattin et al examined data on deaths from physician-assisted suicide (PAS) in Oregon and on PAS and voluntary euthanasia (VE) in The Netherlands. This paper reviews the methodology used in their examination and questions the conclusions drawn from it-namely, that there is for the most part 'no evidence of heightened risk' to vulnerable people from the legalisation of PAS or VE. This critique focuses on the evidence about PAS in Oregon. It suggests that vulnerability to PAS cannot be categorised simply by reference to race, gender or other socioeconomic status and that the impetus to seek PAS derives from factors, including emotional state, reactions to loss, personality type and situation and possibly to PAS contagion, all factors that apply across the social spectrum. It also argues, on the basis of official reports from the Oregon Health Department on the working of the Oregon Death with Dignity Act since 2008, that, contrary to the conclusions drawn by Battin et al, the highest resort to PAS in Oregon is among the elderly and, on the basis of research published since Battin et al reported, that there is reason to believe that some terminally ill patients in Oregon are taking their own lives with lethal drugs supplied by doctors despite having had depression at the time when they were assessed and cleared for PAS.en
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dc.sourceeweb:337741en
dc.subjectAssisted Suicideen
dc.subjectDeathen
dc.subjectDrugsen
dc.subjectDoctorsen
dc.subjectEuthanasiaen
dc.subjectHealthen
dc.subjectPatientsen
dc.subjectResearchen
dc.subjectRisken
dc.subjectSuicideen
dc.subjectTerminally Illen
dc.subjectVoluntary Euthanasiaen
dc.subject.classificationPatient Relationshipsen
dc.subject.classificationSuicide / Assisted Suicideen
dc.subject.classificationProlongation of Life and Euthanasiaen
dc.titleLegal Physician-Assisted Suicide in Oregon and the Netherlands: Evidence Concerning the Impact on Patients in Vulnerable Groups -- Another Perspective on Oregon's Dataen
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