Issues in Law & Medicine

Journal covering legal and ethical issues in the delivery of medical care.

Articles from Vol. 14, No. 3, Winter

Assisted Suicide: A Disability Perspective
National Council on Disability(*) Physician-assisted suicide and related issues have garnered much judicial, media, and scholarly attention in recent months. Well-publicized instances of legal prosecutions of medical practitioners, such as Dr. Jack...
Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia in the Netherlands: A Report to the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution
Executive Summary This report examines legal developments and policy arguments in the Netherlands which, in the past 23 years, have led from toleration of the practice of physician-assisted suicide for physically-suffering, terminally-ill, competent...
Physician-Assisted Suicide: Reflections on Oregon's First Case
In November 1997, Oregon became the only state to legalize physician-assisted suicide.(1) Five months later, a task force of health care professionals organized by the Center for Ethics of the Oregon Health Sciences University ("OHSU") issued a guidebook...
The Oregon Death with Dignity Act
127.800. s 1.01. Definitions. The following words and phrases, whenever used in ORS 127.800 to 127.897, shall have the following meanings: (1) "Adult" means an individual who is 18 years of age or older. (2) "Attending physician" means the...