Physician-Assisted Suicide: Finding Common Ground
Back, Anthony L.
Western Journal of Medicine. 1997 Jun; 166(6): 394-397.
In Washington state, practicing physicians have been forced to confront the emotional, complex issue of physician-assisted suicide sooner than physicians elsewhere in the US. The Washington State Medical Association has struggled at length with the issue and ultimately delineated a policy on safeguards for physician-assisted suicide. The Washington experience may prove instructive to other professional physician organizations even before the US Supreme Court rules on the issue.
Adults; Assisted Suicide; Competence; Conscience; Counseling; Consultation; Education; Government; Government Regulation; Guidelines; Hospices; Medical Education; Organizational Policies; Organizations; Palliative Care; Physicians; Practice Guidelines; Professional Organizations; Public Policy; Referral and Consultation; Regulation; Suffering; Suicide; Terminal Care; Terminally Ill;