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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

2000

Psychology, Public Policy and Law, Vol. 6, 2000

Abstract:     
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

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Date posted: July 11, 2008  

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Martyn, Susan R. and Bourguignon, Henry J., Physician's Decisions About Patient Capacity: The Trojan Horse of Physician-Assisted Suicide (2000). Psychology, Public Policy and Law, Vol. 6, 2000. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1158077

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Susan R. Martyn (Contact Author)
University of Toledo - College of Law ( email )
2801 W. Bancroft Street
Toledo, OH 43606
United States
419 530-4212 (Phone)
419 530-2821 (Fax)
Henry J. Bourguignon
University of Toledo College of Law ( email )
2801 W. Bancroft Street
Toledo, OH 43606
United States
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