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Right to die

RISK: Health, Safety & Environment (1990-2002)

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Physician-Assisted Suicide: The Legal And Practical Contours, Anthony J. Dangelantonio Jan 1993

Physician-Assisted Suicide: The Legal And Practical Contours, Anthony J. Dangelantonio

RISK: Health, Safety & Environment (1990-2002)

This paper considers current medical and legal perspectives on patients' right to assistance in dying. In highlighting the competing policy objectives that must be resolved, it examines failed legislative initiatives in Washington and California. It also considers a pending New Hampshire proposal. The last shows the difficulty of simultaneously alleviating physician's objections and achieving proponents' goals.