in the state legislature, the best thing to do is to elect lawmakers who share your viewpoint about assisted suicide. "Neither for love nor money: why doctors must not kill" (PDF). Disabled Activists for Dignity in Dying. (The Letters to the Editor section of any newspaper is one of the most-read sections, only behind the sports page and advice columns.) Always ask yourself three questions:. Action out of free will is not ruled out by the decision to end one's life in itself; it can be assumed as long as a suicidal person "decides on his own fate up to the end.
"American Heritage Dictionary Entry: assisted suicide". There is no way to know, however, why the previous physicians refused to lethally prescribe (i.e., the patient was not terminally ill, had impaired judgment, etc.) since non-prescribing physicians are not interviewed for the official state reports. 1, the term is often used interchangeably with physician-assisted suicide pAS which involves a doctor "knowingly and intentionally providing a person with the knowledge or means or both required to commit suicide, including counseling about lethal doses of drugs, prescribing such lethal doses or supplying. If an assisted-suicide measure is pending, dont wait until it is almost time for a vote to contact your elected official. But Im also a human being. On August 6, 2002, Administrator Robert Richardson, MD, of Oregons Kaiser Permanente sent an e-mail to doctors affiliated with Kaiser, asking doctors to contact him if they were willing to act as the attending physician for patients requesting assisted suicide. Part 2 by, rita. Peter Goodwin was an Associate Professor (now professor emeritus) in the Department of Family Medicine at the Oregon Health Science University in Portland, Oregon and was Chair of Oregon Right to Die during the campaign to pass Oregons assisted-suicide law.
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