What Happens Now? Oregon and Physician-Assisted Suicide
Hastings Center Report. 1998 May-Jun; 28(3): 9-17.
With assisted suicide now legally sanctioned, health care professionals in Oregon face the challenge of implementing Oregon's Death with Dignity Act. Physicians, hospice professionals, pharmacists, and other caregivers may find their relationships with patients, families, and fellow professionals changing in unanticipated ways as all learn what it means to make aid in dying openly and compassionately available to patients at the end of life.
Active Euthanasia; Assisted Suicide; Attitudes; Caregivers; Coercion; Communication; Competence; Confidentiality; Conscience; Consensus; Death; Disclosure; Dissent; Drugs; Euthanasia; Family Relationship; Freedom; Guidelines; Health; Health Care; Hospices; Institutional Policies; Interprofessional Relations; Legislation; Life; Organizational Policies; Organizations; Patient Advocacy; Patients; Pharmacists; Physician's Role; Physicians; Policy Analysis; Professional Family Relationship; Professional Organizations; Public Policy; Quality of Health Care; Records; Social Impact; Suicide; Terminally Ill; Time Factors;
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