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Documentation of physician-assisted suicides relies on doctors’ self-reporting. There is no requirement that the actual taking of the lethal overdose be witnessed by a medical professional or anyone else. This means that there is no safeguard against medical complications, coercion by family members, or other problems.

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Physician-Assisted Suicide Fast Facts - CNN

The key words are “from selfish motives.” Thus, in Switzerland, there is no prosecution if the person assisting a suicide successfully claims that he is acting unselfishly. While this results in de facto legalization, assisted suicide is not legal, only unpunishable, unless a selfish motive is proven. It should also be noted that there is no illusion that assisted suicide is a medical practice. The person assisting a suicide need not be a medical professional to escape prosecution.

Oregon's Physician-Assisted Suicide Law: 341 Suicides …

The practice of assisted suicide in Switzerland has led many people to believe that the practice has been legalized in that country. That is not the case. There is an important distinction between the Swiss situation and that of Oregon, the Netherlands and Belgium where the law considers euthanasia and/or assisted suicide to be “medical treatment.”

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Physician-Assisted Suicide: A Halachic Approach

No matter what Compassion & Choices says, physician-assisted suicide is not a or just one of an assortment of morally neutral end-of-life options. It’s time to stand up and fight to keep the medical profession from abandoning its most fundamental ethical principles.

Jewish Medical Ethics: Physician-Assisted Suicide ..

We used a variety of questionnaires to explore different questions and wordings, and to assess whether the responses to certain core questions (common to all the forms) were influenced by the order of the questions, the other questions asked, or information given on the questionnaire. Each form of the questionnaire provided background information on arguments raised in the debate about physician-assisted suicide. To guard against bias, the questionnaires were developed in consultation with medical and legal experts and with spokespersons on both sides of the assisted-suicide debate in Michigan.

Physician-Assisted Suicide in the United …

Is the real healthcare crisis not enough physician-assisted suicide laws? Or is it the staggering and increasing number of people losing their battles with mental illness and committing suicide?

Any of the above bills would have changed Connecticut law to allow Physician Assisted Suicide.

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All 1994 surveys presented what we called Plan A for physician-assisted suicide, adapted from work by a subcommittee of the Michigan Commission on Death and Dying and similar to the Washington and California state referendums. The 1995 survey of physicians involved three different forms. One form presented what we called Plan B, which was designed to reflect some, but not all, of the features of a proposal by Miller et al. that called for a system of specially certified “palliative-care consultants” monitored by “palliative-care committees.” Two other forms presented both Plan A and Plan B. For comparability, Plan B was kept consistent with Plan A in overall purpose, eligibility requirements, and legal safeguards. The plans differed in the implementation of procedural safeguards ().

DC City Council Votes to Allow Physician-Assisted Suicide

Her words emphasize the need to maintain laws against euthanasia and assisted suicide. Those laws will only be preserved if all who oppose euthanasia and assisted suicide not only wish to protect people, but also work to do so.

Euthanasia and Physician Assisted Suicide All sides to the issue

All questionnaires described a plan that would legalize physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill adult patients suffering unacceptable pain. Extensive safeguards were included ().