Corralling Kevorkian: Regulating Physician-Assisted Suicide in America
University of Washington - School of Law
Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law, Vol. 7, pp. 41-102, 1999
This article examines the evolution and history of the development of the right-to-die in America, the ethical considerations surrounding physician-assisted suicide (P.A.S.), and the dangers posed by the rise of managed care. I then explore and analyze efforts to legalize and regulate assisted suicide (Netherlands, Oregon, The Model State Act), and suggest the criteria I believe are essential to include in any P.A.S. regulatory scheme.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 43
Keywords: assisted suicide, suicide, physician-assisted suicide, regulation, kevorkian
JEL Classification: I1, I10, I18, K20, L50, D78. G38, L5, L51, D7Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: April 9, 2005
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