Psychology, Public Policy and Law, Vol. 6, 2000
13 Pages Posted: 11 Jul 2008
Date Written: 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.
Keywords: Oregon, Physician-Assisted Suicide, Terminal Illness, Competence, Capacity, Voluntariness, Documentation, Quality of Life, Physician Power
Suggested Citation: 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