Physician's Decisions About Patient Capacity: The Trojan Horse of Physician-Assisted Suicide
Susan R. Martyn
University of Toledo - College of Law
Henry J. Bourguignon
University of Toledo College of Law
Psychology, Public Policy and Law, Vol. 6, 2000
Even if physicians follow all of the requirements for determining patient capacity in Oregon's physician-assisted suicide act, their ultimate conclusions will be subjective and heavily influenced by their own personal values.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 13
Keywords: Oregon, Physician-Assisted Suicide, Terminal Illness, Competence, Capacity, Voluntariness, Documentation, Quality of Life, Physician Power
Date posted: July 11, 2008
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