Year: 1997 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.154, no.9, (September 1997), p.1326-1328 SIEC No: 19980655

These letters to the editor comment on a study by Ganzini et al about the attitudes of Oregon psychiatrists towards physician-assisted suicide. Hamilton & his colleagues state that the results show the ethical disarray that exists among psychiatrists on this subject & suggest that this lack of clarity may cause patients to lose hope. Goodwin raises concerns that psychiatrists opposed to assisted suicide may be driven by an agenda other than good psychiatric care. Ganzini et al’s reply follows.