The Oregon Death With Dignity Act: Implementation Issues
Lee, Melinda A.
Western Journal of Medicine. 1997 Jun; 166(6): 398-401.
Passage of the Oregon Death With Dignity Act in 1994 raises nationally relevant questions for health care organization, state agencies, and clinicians. As debate over physician-assisted suicide continues in the United States, the experiences in Oregon may offer insight into the clinical complexities of legalizing physician-assisted suicide.
Assisted Suicide; Competence; Conscience; Consultation; Death; Emergency Care; Government; Government Regulation; Guidelines; Health; Health Care; Health Facilities; Hospices; Institutional Policies; Legal Aspects; Legislation; Nurses; Organizational Policies; Organizations; Patient Care; Pharmacists; Physicians; Practice Guidelines; Referral and Consultation; Regulation; Suicide;
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Oregon Physicians' Attitudes About and Experiences With End-of- Life Care Since Passage of the Oregon Death With Dignity Act Ganzini, Linda; Nelson, Heidi D.; Lee, Melinda, A.; Kraemer, Dale F.; Schmidt, Terri A.; Delorit, Molly A. (2001-05-09)
Ganzini, Linda; Nelson, Heidi D.; Schmidt, Terri A.; Kraemer, Dale F.; Delorit, Molly A.; Lee, Melinda A. (2000-02-24)BACKGROUND: Physician-assisted suicide was legalized in Oregon in October 1997. There are data on patients who have received prescriptions for lethal medications and died after taking the medications. There is little information, ...