Year: 1998 Source: Hastings Center Report, v.28, no.3, (May-June 1998), p.9-17 SIEC No: 20000289

With assisted suicide now legally sanctioned, health care professionals in Oregon face the challenge of implementing Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act. Physicians, hospice professionals, pharmacists, & other caregivers may find their relationships with patients, families, & fellow professionals changing in unanticipated ways as all learn what it means to make aid in dying openly & compassionately available to patients a the end of life. (6 refs.)