The Oregon Report: Don't Ask, Don't Tell
Hastings Center Report. 1999 May-Jun; 29(3): 37-42.
The Oregon Health Division's report on assisted suicide under the state's new legislation does not provide enough data to support its reassuring conclusions. Especially glaring is the lack of data on the palliative care offered to patients who requested assisted suicide, on their financial situation, and on their emotional state.
Assisted Suicide; Competence; Consultation; Death; Depressive Disorder; Diagnosis; Economics; Empirical Research; Evaluation; Government; Health; Health Care; Legislation; Motivation; Pain; Palliative Care; Patients; Physicians; Professional Competence; Prognosis; Psychiatry; Public Policy; Quality of Health Care; Referral and Consultation; Research; State Government; Statistics; Suicide;
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Hedberg, Katrina; Fleming, David W.; Higginson, Grant K.; Chin, Arthur E.; Greenberg, Samuel I.; Hamilton, N. Gregory; Foley, Kathleen; Hendin, Herbert (2000-01)
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