Conflicts of Conscience: Hospice and Assisted Suicide
Campbell, Courtney S.
Hastings Center Report. 1995 May-Jun; 25(3): 36-43.
Proposals to legalize assisted suicide challenge hospice's identity and integrity. In the wake of Measure 16, Oregon hospice programs must develop practical policies to balance traditional commitments not to hasten death and not to abandon patients with dying patients' legal right to request lethal prescriptions....The moral fallout of Measure 16 involved a collapse of the shared value framework that has guided hospice for the last two decades.
Assisted Suicide; Autonomy; Caring; Case Studies; Compassion; Confidentiality; Conscience; Death; Decision Making; Dissent; Dying Patients; Education; Hospices; Legal Aspects; Legal Rights; Legislation; Life; Moral Policy; Nurses; Organizational Policies; Palliative Care; Patient Care; Patient Care Team; Patients; Physicians; Policy Analysis; Public Policy; Quality of Life; Right to Die; Rights; Suicide; Terminal Care; Terminally Ill;
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