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Issue Summary

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Disabilities

Definitions - article 99 - Coming Soon

Is the Slippery Slope Steeper for People With Disabilities? - article 94 - Coming Soon

National Disability Groups Opposed to Legalization of Assisted Suicide - article 95 - Coming Soon

Potential Dangers of Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia - article 96 - Coming Soon

Potential Victims of Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia - article 97 - Coming Soon

Protecting the Innocents: People with Disabilities and Physician-Assisted Dying - article 98 - Coming Soon

 

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End-of-Life Ethics

Definitions - article 108 - Coming Soon

Euthanasia Examined: Ethical, Clinical and Legal Perspectives - article 102 - Coming Soon

Euthanasia: Opposing Viewpoints - article 103 - Coming Soon

Language and Reality at the End of Life - article 104 - Coming Soon

Suicide and Euthanasia, Are They Ever Right? - article 106 - Coming Soon

The Case Against Assisted Suicide: For the Right to End-of-Life Care - article 100 - Coming Soon

The Ethics of Euthanasia - article 101 - Coming Soon

The Slippery Slope of Assisted Suicide - article 105 - Coming Soon

When Killing is Wrong: Physician-Assisted Suicide and the Courts - article 107 - Coming Soon

 

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History

Definitions - article 111 - Coming Soon

U.S. Historical Perspective and Current Trends - article 204 - Coming Soon

History By State

Alaska

Alaska Chronology - article 112 - Coming Soon

California

California Chronology - article 113 - Coming Soon

California Death With Dignity Act - article 114 - Coming Soon

Florida

Florida Chronology - article 115 - Coming Soon

Hawaii

Hawaii Chronology - article 116 - Coming Soon

Maine

Maine Chronology - article 117 - Coming Soon

Michigan

Kevorkian Chronology - article 120 - Coming Soon

Michigan Chronology - article 118 - Coming Soon

Proposal B - Michigan's Ballot Initiative on Assisted Suicide - article 119 - Coming Soon

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Aid-in-Dying Act - article 122 - Coming Soon

New Hampshire Chronology - article 121 - Coming Soon

New York

New York Chronology - article 123 - Coming Soon 

Oregon

1st Annual Report on Oregon's Death With Dignity Act (1998) - Broken Link

2nd Annual Report on Oregon's Death With Dignity Act (1999) - Broken Link

3rd Annual Report on Oregon's Death With Dignity Act (2000) - Broken Link

4th Annual Report on Oregon's Death With Dignity Act (2001) - Broken Link

5th Annual Report on Oregon's Death With Dignity Act (2002) - Broken Link

Background of PAS in Oregonhttp://www.cnsnews.com/ViewNation.asp?Page=Nationarchive200303NAT20030311c.html

Eighth Annual Report on Assisted Suicide in Oregon

Executive Summary of the 5th Annual Report on Oregon's Death With Dignity Act (2002) 

How Do Oregon Psychologists View Their Role in Physician-Assisted Suicide? - article 134 - Coming Soon

Measure 16 - Oregon Death With Dignity Act - article 135 - Coming Soon

Oregon Chronology - article 137 - Coming Soon

Oregon Physicians Attitudes About and Experiences With End-of-Life Care Since Passage of the Oregon Death With Dignity Act - article 138 - Coming Soon

Oregon's Assisted Suicide Experience: Safeguards Don't Work

Physician-Assisted Suicide: Reflections on Oregon's First Case - article 140 - Coming Soon

Suicide in the West - article 141 - Coming Soon

The Oregon Report: Don't Ask, Don't Tell - article 139 - Coming Soon

Vermont

Vermont Chronology - article 109 - Coming Soon

Washington

Initiative 119 - Washington Death With Dignity Act - article 125 - Coming Soon

Washington Chronology - article 126 - Coming Soon

 

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International

Australia

Australia Chronology - Article 142 - Coming soon

Euthanasia advocates work to make suicide easy 

Belgium

Belgian Law on Euthanasia - Article 144 - Coming soon

Belgium Chronology - Article 143 - Coming soon

Canada

Canada Chronology - Article 145 - Coming soon

England

England Chronology - Article 146 - Coming soon

Germany

Germany Chronology - Article 208 - Coming soon

Netherlands

Clinical Problems With the Performance of Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide in the Netherlands - Article 148 - Coming soon

Killing Babies, Compassionately. The Netherlands follows in Germany's footsteps

Netherlands Chronology - Article 207 - Coming soon

Netherlands Summary - Article 147 - Coming soon

Seduced by Death: Doctors, Patients, and Assisted Suicide - Article 149 - Coming soon

The Slippery Slope: The Dutch Example - Article 150 - Coming soon

New Zealand

New Zealand Chronology - Article 203 - Coming soon

Switzerland

Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia in Switzerland - Article 153 - Coming soon

Assisted-Suicide in Switzerland - Article 151 - Coming soon

Open Regulation and Practice in Assisted Dying - Article 152 - Coming soon

Switzerland Chronology - Article 206 - Coming soon

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Medical

American Medical Association Policy on Euthanasia - Article 163 - Coming soon

American Medical Association Policy on Physician-Assisted Suicide - Article 164 - Coming soon

Clinical Problems with the Performance of Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide in the Netherlands - Article 165 - Coming soon

Competent Care for the Dying Instead of Physician-Assisted Suicide - Article 166 - Coming soon

Definitions - Article 162 - Coming soon

Depression, Hopelessness, and Desire for Hastened Death in Terminally Ill Patients - Article 167 - Coming soon

Dismantling the Barriers: Providing Palliative and Pain Care - Article 168 - Coming soon

Eight Facts Everyone Should Know About Cancer Pain - Article 169 - Coming soon

Euthanasia Examined: Ethical, Clinical and Legal Perspectives - Article 170 - Coming soon

Important Medical Aspects and Considerations of Euthanasia / Doctor-Assisted Suicide - Article 171 - Coming soon

Pain Management: Beyond Pharmacology to Acupuncture and Hypnosis - Article 172 - Coming soon

Pain, Suffering and Meaning - Article 173 - Coming soon

Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia in Practice - Article 174 - Coming soon

Potential Dangers of Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia - Article 175 - Coming soon

Responding to Requests for Physician-Assisted Suicide - Article 170 - Coming soon

Seduced by Death: Doctors, Patients and Assisted Suicide - Article 157 - Coming soon

Suicide and the Request for Assisted Suicide: Meaning and Motivations - Article 158 - Coming soon

Testing the Medical Covenant: Active Euthanasia and Health Care Reform - Article 159 - Coming soon

The Practice of Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide in the United States: Adherence to Proposed Safeguards and Effects on Physicians - Article 154 - Coming soon

The Role of the Clinician in Palliative Medicine - Article 156 - Coming soon

Understanding the Will to Live in Patients Nearing Death

When Death is Sought: Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia in the Medical Context - Article 160 - Coming soon

Will to Live in the Terminally Ill - Article 161 - Coming soon

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Psychological

Competing Paradigms of Responding to Assisted-Suicide Requests in Oregon: Case Report - Article 177 - Coming soon

Definitions - Article 188 - Coming soon

Depression, Hopelessness and the Desire for Hastened Death in Terminally Ill Patients - Article 178 - Coming soon

Evaluation of Competence to Consent to Assisted Suicide: Views of Forensic Psychiatrists - Article 179 - Coming soon

How Do Oregon Psychologists View Their Role in Physician-assisted Suicide? - Article 180 - Coming soon

Potential Dangers of Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia - Article 181 - Coming soon

Potential Victims of Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia - Article 182 - Coming soon

Psychological Aspects of Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide - Article 183 - Coming soon

Should Psychiatrists Serve as Gatekeepers for Physician-Assisted Suicide? - Article 184 - Coming soon

Suicide and the Request for Assisted Suicide: Meaning and Motivation - Article 185 - Coming soon

Suicide in the Medically and Terminally Ill: Psychological and Ethical Considerations - Article 186 - Coming soon

The Case Against Assisted Suicide: For the Right to End-of-Life Care - Article 176 - Coming soon

Will to Live in the Terminally Ill - Article 187 - Coming soon

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Religious

Contemporary Religious Viewpoints on Suicide, Physician-Assisted Suicide and Voluntary Active Euthanasia - Article 189 - Coming soon

Definitions - Article 193 - Coming soon

Dignity and Dying: A Christian Appraisal - Article 190 - Coming soon

Religious Positions - Chart (PDF)

The Ethics of Euthanasia (PDF)

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