Physician's Decisions About Patient Capacity: The Trojan Horse of Physician-Assisted Suicide

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

13 Pages Posted: 11 Jul 2008  

Susan R. Martyn

University of Toledo - College of Law

Henry J. Bourguignon

University of Toledo College of Law

Date Written: 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.

Keywords: Oregon, Physician-Assisted Suicide, Terminal Illness, Competence, Capacity, Voluntariness, Documentation, Quality of Life, Physician Power

Suggested Citation

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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1158077

Susan R. Martyn (Contact Author)

University of Toledo - College of Law ( email )

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Henry J. Bourguignon

University of Toledo College of Law ( email )

2801 W. Bancroft Street
Toledo, OH 43606
United States

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