Medical Aid In Dying And Telemedicine: Improving Access And Protecting Patients

43 Pages Posted: 13 Oct 2018

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Konstanin Tretyakov

Harvard University - East Asian Legal Studies

Date Written: September 23, 2018

Abstract

Medical aid in dying is a form of medical treatment recognized in several states and the District of Columbia and available to adult residents of those states who are competent and suffer from a terminal disease. It is critical to ensure timely access to this form of treatment to qualifying patients. The paper explores the possibility of improving access to medical aid in dying via telemedicine -- a method of delivery of health care remotely by means of electronic communication. The paper explores the feasibility of this option from clinical and legal perspectives and also explores several normative issues lying at the intersection of telemedicine and medical aid in dying.

Keywords: bioethics; telemedicine; medical aid in dying

Suggested Citation

Tretyakov, Konstanin, Medical Aid In Dying And Telemedicine: Improving Access And Protecting Patients (September 23, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3253717 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3253717

Konstanin Tretyakov (Contact Author)

Harvard University - East Asian Legal Studies ( email )

1653 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

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